Life on Hold
While cleaning, sixteen year old Myra Gibson stumbles across a secret that reveals her whole life as a lie. She learns that she was adopted, and starts on a journey of discovery that she may come to regret.
As we drove to my house, I gazed out the car window. The moon, hazy around the edges, hung in the sky. Stars smiled down. The evening with Jeremy had been fun, like before his trouble, before KW, before I defied my mother. I tried to hold the happiness of the past hours in my mind, but a sour lump clogged my throat. Shivering, I rubbed my arms. I was as bad as Rachel, thinking only of myself, unconcerned about my mother’s feelings, ignoring the fact she’d worry if she got home before I did.
“You want me to turn off the air conditioner?”
Jeremy’s voice startled me. My thoughts had wandered. Lately, the past kept intruding in my life, making it difficult to concentrate on the present. I looked at Jeremy, who was looking at me, a thin wrinkle between his eyes. “What?”
“You’ve got goose bumps.”
I stared at my arms. Tiny bumps dotted them, yet sweat dampened my palms. “I’m okay,” I said, as okay as I could be, considering I’d hung up on my mother, considering I was with Jeremy.
On the plus side, I was enjoying myself, except for the unwelcome phantom face haunting me every time I blinked ¾ KW. He would not go away. I wanted Dad to be my dad. He wasn’t, at least not my birth-dad. Since he wasn’t really my dad should I keep calling him Dad? Father? Or was Neil better? What about Stepfather? Why was it so hard to make decisions?
Beverly spends much of her time at the computer, typing out stories. When she’s isn’t busy weaving tales, she takes long walks and photographs the scenery and wildlife that she comes across.
She enjoys playing the piano to relax, a hobby that sends her cats into hiding. Her moniker is the “Bug Lady” because she is known to rescues insects from her feline pets.
Two of Beverly’s stories are included in the CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL Anthologies. She has published nine books for children and teenagers, and has four more in the works.
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