Date of publication: 2017-07-09 07:47
8775 I still love you, Mamma. I 8767 m glad you told me. 8776 That 8767 s what I said. But I was so upset. I left as soon as I could. That was not the past I wanted. I couldn 8767 t deal with that past, not for my mother or for me. I didn 8767 t want to be a bastard child. So I left. She understood, I know she did.
She held up a shaky piano finger requesting my silence. As she perfected her posture and cleared her throat she continued in low tones. 8775 History is important. 8776 She adjusted her oxygen and smoothed silvers from her cheek to behind her ear. 8775 I was fifteen. It was my wedding day when I ran. 8776
I 8767 m actually considering taking it to the next step, switching between the mother and daughter in a novella of sorts 🙂 If I do, I 8767 ll be sure to let you know
I peek over at her and see how she stands there. She looks so lost. So lost. It hurts me. 8775 Grace, we have so little time left. Leave the cleaning for now. Save it for tomorrow. Sit by me. 8776
Shuddering, she pushes at the walls of her shell until it’s in two pieces, one on either side of her lovely, youthful Sa’argan body. It’s less of a shell and more of a bodysuit since it’s designed so that she looks like an old woman, it’s pretty much a blob of prosthetics glued together into the shape of a person. But she needs it. The shell allows her to constantly bathe in her Lifeyolk, which is a gluey mixture that keeps her alive aboveground. Our people live much deeper inside the Earth than humans can. We’re able to withstand the heat of the infernos, and we’ve been strong enough to create a full civilization there. But as a result, my mom can only take off the shell for short periods of time before she freezes to death.
Mom 8767 s health had been deteriorating slowly for years. I eventually moved back in with her, so that I could be near her as much as possible. One day she tumbled over her own feet, and now she uses a wheel-chair.
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I know there was a fairytale, not the little mermaid, that had some similarities to this. That was just in the taking of the skin and hiding it thing though. The rest is all you. Very interesting and well written. You did a great job with the child voice. There were a couple of moments where she seemed older but they were very brief. My favorite bit of this was the kid not knowing how the US constitution could apply to a person. Please tell me you made that comment on purpose.
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I did not know what to say, so I said nothing. After a few moments of silence mother quickly changed the subject to breakfast and I, the dutiful daughter, went about bringing her morning meal. We did not mention Havana or this man for the rest of the day, though it kept springing up in my mind. My mother was a woman who always shrived for perfection. She was the one who dragged us to church every Sunday morning and preached purity before marriage to me and my sister. To think that this woman may have had a fling with a Cuban gentleman was a bit jarring. But I suppose we all have skeletons in the closet.