December already? Well, the good news is just 21 days ’til we get a gift of one minute of daylight each day until SPRING!
I continue with The Catch a couple more weeks before moving on. This week Joanne receives new she’s been waiting for. Maybe this will lift her spirits and allow her to open up to possibilities.
excerpt in eight:
Joanne’s voice quavered, “Thank you,” to the old mailman and locking the mailbox, she opened her apartment door, closed and double locked to sit and stare some more at the white envelope stamped with the Chicago Law Bar Exam address. Enough already, Poppa called from beyond, the way he used to; let’s see what my smart little girl’s accomplished today. Okay Pops, here goes everything and out came the envelope opener to slide under the closure.
Night wrapped Chicago in darkness. Stars came out to brighten the sky with a half moon shining. Wailing saxophones played jazz in the many clubs where tables filled to the streets in Old Town. In Joanne’s dark apartment, she lay in bed still dressed, the letter clutched in her hands. I did it, Poppa; your little girl passed the Bar Exam the first time!
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