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Rated: E · Book · Fantasy · #1901279
My 2012 NaNoWriMo project
Synopsis

What happened to my dad? This story starts out with a daughter spending time with her father in a nursing home. He is not the man he used to be.



Many things have happened that made him the man that he lyes in this bed, but one house and one event starts the him on the way to who she sees now, an empty (possibly soulless) shell of a man.



Excerpt

Mom reluctantly agrees. This night was different. The only way mom would stay there another night is if we all slept in the same room. Sis slept between Mom and Dad. The darkness hit harder now, and the night seemed to last forever. Sleep seemed to be just out of reach of me. I stare up at the bed where my parents slept. Rose and I were sleeping on a pilot of quilts on the hard wood floor. Dad then gets up and stands in the window that we had seen Sara so many times. He did not move or even seem to be awake.



"You belong here. This is your home." A voice came from somewhere around him. I pretended to still be a sleep looking. I peek from a crack in the cover that I have over my head, and I still don't see who was speaking to my Dad. "Your family belongs here. This is there home, too. They will not be healthy anywhere else."



Dad turns and looks toward me as if he knows that I am wittnessing something that I should not have. I cover my head entirely hoping that my dad would not come over. I had no idea what he would do in this condition. He walks right past our blankets, pulls back his covers, climbs into his bed. He starts snoring as if he had not made the trip to the window.

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#27. Chapter Twenty-Seven
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#26. Chapter Twenty-Six
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#25. Chapter Twenty-Five
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#24. Chapter Twenty-Four
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#23. What's Next? (ch 23)
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#22. Home is Calling (Ch 22)
ID #765225 entered on November 7, 2012 at 6:53pm
#21. Rose and Dad (ch 21)
ID #765166 entered on November 7, 2012 at 6:42am
#20. The Call (ch 20)
ID #765165 entered on November 7, 2012 at 3:07am
#19. Timothy (Ch 19)
ID #765164 entered on November 7, 2012 at 3:05am
#18. Rose Goes Home (ch 18)
ID #765086 entered on November 6, 2012 at 6:21am
#17. The Inspection (ch 17)
ID #764974 entered on November 5, 2012 at 2:15am
#16. Dr. Thomas (ch 16)
ID #764973 entered on November 5, 2012 at 12:57am
#15. “I Visit Home” (Ch 15)
ID #764965 entered on November 4, 2012 at 10:10pm
#14. "Nothing Else" (Ch 14)
ID #764935 entered on November 4, 2012 at 10:12pm
#13. Dad Finds Out (Ch 13)
ID #764753 entered on November 2, 2012 at 9:02pm
#12. Keeping the Promise (ch 12)
ID #764738 entered on November 2, 2012 at 4:48pm
#11. Good NIght Mammal (ch 11)
ID #764683 entered on November 2, 2012 at 12:39am
#10. The FLood (ch 10)
ID #764667 entered on November 1, 2012 at 9:56pm
#9. The War Quilt (ch 9)
ID #764666 entered on November 1, 2012 at 9:55pm
#8. Less' New Friendship (ch 8)
ID #764665 entered on November 1, 2012 at 9:53pm
#7. Dream (ch 7)
ID #764658 entered on November 1, 2012 at 8:55pm
#6. Come Home (ch 6)
ID #764642 entered on November 1, 2012 at 7:34pm
#5. Battle the Heat (ch 5)
ID #764640 entered on November 1, 2012 at 6:53pm
#4. New House, New Dad (ch 4)
ID #764631 entered on November 1, 2012 at 4:39pm
#3. Preston Family (Ch3)
ID #764574 entered on November 1, 2012 at 5:57am

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