Union: Chapter 3

“Caught a lite sneeze / Dreamed a little dream / Made my own pretty hate machine.” – “Caught a Lite Sneeze,” Tori Amos








Catherine’s eyes opened to the tan walls and forgettable furnishing that made her cell. It was still dark. Good. Dark would hide him. It would be their refuge.

Hope – A word like a whisper of spring on March’s wind. She felt it, like the ghost of a flavor long forgotten on her tongue, a memory of life. “Round the dark door that prayers nor dreams can ope.”*

It was almost over, the long days of waking to their silence, their contempt, to secrets and to fear. The fear was worst of all, fear that this day would be her last, that Vincent would never know, never know about the baby, never find them…fear that she would never get to say goodbye, the months of white forgetting of self, and it was all ending, soon.


She had faith, in him.

“He’s coming,” she whispered, so quietly that anyone would have thought she was only whispering to herself.

*Hope and Fear by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Chapter 4


8 thoughts on “Union: Chapter 3

  1. Angelica says:

    MORE MORE MORE!! cant wait for the next chapter love your style!!

    • Crowmama says:

      Dear Angelica – Thank you so much! Your encouragement is so appreciated. I’m glad you are enjoying it. More to come soon. I have to edit more…and feed my kids…:)

  2. Laura Goist says:

    Karen, I’m loving it!!! MORE! MORE! Pretty please with sugar on top!!

  3. Krista says:

    This is wonderful, Karen—I’m so looking forward to where you’re taking us. LOVE this. 🙂

  4. Vicky says:

    I’m making the hot chocolate to go with Laura’s cookies!Ah, that feeding of kids…so inconvenitne… LOL! Keep the great job, sweetie!

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