JoAnn's Happily Grounded

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JoAnn ate her dinner voraciously. Her mother remarked that she was glad to see her appetite back. Her father reminded her that she was not to leave the house this evening, nor call anyone on the phone. She retired to her room.

Under her bed she’d hidden a few books she’d checked out from the library on the way back from the clinic. She opened Your Pregnancy And You and used the little calendar to figure out how far along she was. About six weeks. Her baby was barely a speck inside, but already it had a heartbeat.

She picked up the next book Demons: A Guide and thumbed through it halfheartedly. She didn’t really believe the crazy old witch woman. How could a human baby turn out to be a demon? The book clearly showed incantations, or some sort of legend to be the source of them. Nothing about demon babies.

There was a knock on her door. She jumped and hid the books under her pillow as the door opened.
“Honey, are you okay?” her mom asked. She sat on the edge of the bed beside JoAnn.
What did she suspect?

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Having not read the whole series so far the book about demons was a bit of a shock, but it went in with the flow of the narrative well, which worked nicely.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    yeah THX, you really really should read the whole thing.. my apologies for it being so long, but I have such plans..

  3. Avatar Jape Prophets

    JoAnn is a great character. I tend to write my characters with an almost epic sense of importance and drama, and like I said before I am jealous of you people who can emote a characters beautiful simplicity.

    I am curious to see how her boy feels about the choice of books.

    One thing at the end, I would almost use ‘did she suspect’ rather than ‘what did she suspect’. Paranoia is powerful, and suspecting someone of suspecting something might be more effective.

    Then again I haven’t read the next one so maybe I’m missing something. These are awesome.

    Jape Prophets

  4. Avatar SaveTheUnicorns

    interesting so far…kinda has a bit of a Secret Life of the American Teenager style to it, but with a twist… reading on…

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