4/10/16 WEWRIWA

My one and only daughter’s birthday. So many son’s and then a female. How lovely. With complications and a near death experience yet I lived to tell the tale.

Today’s tale, as we know a WIP is in progress, and so I introduce the heroine of The Doll.

Excerpt:Teen age Reva Mercer had a dream that one day she’d gather her saved dollars and Pa’s hidden money, make a run for the bus to leave the darned Keys and head for the Nursing College where she’d learn to care for sick people.One night that’s exactly what she did, with him sleeping and her all packed for her oh -so-near-better life. Officer O’Brien pulled up next to Reva just as she was ready to board the bus. “And where are you going this night, young lady?” The young woman gave him the flirty eyes that knocked him out every time but he grabbed her arm as she pulled away just in time.

The hours passed , dawn came and before much longer the bus stopped at a pretty section of Florida with a big sign directing her to The College. She staggered off the bus after a few hours of sleep and a peanut butter sandwich made at home and Reva trudged up the crushed stone walkway to the front door and stumbled in. Backpack slung over her shoulder, a kindly woman greeted her saying, “You must be our long lost Reva Mercer.”

The young girl nodded as if to say yes, that’s me and crumpled into mess on the floor.

There were a lot of questions too young Reva would have to answer before she entered the college.

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46 thoughts on “4/10/16 WEWRIWA

  1. Our long lost Reva Mercer? Who is this lady that answered the door? Definitely curious.

    (PS, I like the heroine’s name, Reva, that was my momma’s name)

  2. Happy birthday to your daughter! This is quite the premise for a story. I can hardly wait to read the many adventures you weave into young Reva’s life. Wonderful start! 🙂

  3. I liked her pulling away from the cop, just in time. Was he doing her a favor letting her go? There are obviously feelings there, at least on his part. Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of him.

  4. A lovely introduction to Reva’s escape from her old life, towards a promising (I hope) future. I did the same at 17, but not for college, but to work in London. It’s always a bit scary making that move, and I hope she has lots of adventures and experiences.

  5. I was wondering why Pa didn’t want her to go into Nursing, but she’s too young. Wonder how the headmistress is going to react to that? Lots of question running around my mind right now. 🙂 Great beginning, Charmaine!

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