Fear - March 19th, 2020

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – You Learn by Living, Eleanore Roosevelt

It is a time of great fear in the world.  I wish we had a little of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wisdom and guidance now. We are facing a time a trial, but I think she would agree, we will get through this. 

  I know it has been an age since I posted anything from Home.  I was grappling with a lot of fears–that Chapter 15 was never going to be right, that I would never be able to finish this story, that no one would care if I did, and those are just the tip of the iceberg. 

I could wallow in those fears, or just get on with it.  Like all of you, I decided to put one foot in front of the other and take baby steps into an uncertain future.  

If we can all face the fear of illness, I can face my fear of posting the next chapter.  I wanted to have five new chapters completely finished before I began posting again, but since we are all stuck at home, I figured three will be enough to start.  The next one should be up in a week to ten days.   

There is hope, just like there is hope that we will get through this as safely.  

In Chapter 15, Catherine finally recounts her full experience as Gabriel’s prisoner and gives voice to her current demons and fears.  It will not be pretty, but sometimes pretty isn’t what gets the job done.  Sometimes pretty isn’t the point.  Ask Eleanor.   

So without further ado, Home: Chapter 15

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