Chapter Eleven


Maureen offered passive resistance, but otherwise didn’t try and interfere with Joy taking Ben. He was super-excited to be with his Mom, even if he had to get a hair-cut and buy clothes for school. His Mom let him pick out a new truck for being so good. he didn’t notice his Mom getting medicine at the drug store, or buying wine when they were grocery shopping.

They got home and had a little lunch and then Ben ‘rested’ lying down on the sofa watching a Bob the Builder DVD. Joy kicked off her shoes, poured a glass of wine, and took two Xanax. So maybe the morning had been a bit more stressful than she’d had thought, but at least her boy was home.

Now that she was a bit looser, she went in the kitchen and made preparations to have pot roast for dinner. She poured another glass…

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Stay-at-home wife and mother of two. Senior student at Old Dominion University obtaining Bachelor's in Nursing and Bachelor's in Psychology. Favorite activities include reading, crocheting, and needlework, and of course writing.
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