Hanna: Chapter 2

When Hanna did, eventually, find sleep, it was disturbed and fitful. She longed for the relief of deep unconsciousness, without ever reaching it. And she knew, in her semi-conscious anguish, that she would be useless in the morning. She should not have felt rested. The fact that she did, was cause for concern. She remembered […]

Hanna: Chapter 4

After recess, the rest of the morning was as easy as the first two classes. Almost annoyingly so. Hanna considered filling her essay on “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” with spelling and grammatical errors, but couldn’t make herself do it. Instead, she turned the traditional theme into an exposition on the rationale behind summer […]

Hanna: Chapter 7

That afternoon, Hanna took her sisters to the public library. It was a short walk, even for Sarah. Their house was conveniently close to downtown. She left them in the children’s section, and went upstairs, to an area she had rarely frequented before: non-fiction. The second floor had towering ceilings, and felt more solemn and […]