Hannah's Song

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
At the beginning of my senior year in college, I was still not sure of my emotional and physical needs. On one hand, I wanted to be like other girls; find a boy who would love me and be mine forever. But something didn’t feel right about that. In my confusion and need to be normal, I was led astray by a professor, a man, yes a man and one about my Dad’s age! One day after class, he complimented my writing; asked to see more. I was pleased with the praise and the attention, something my Dad gave me frequently that I missed now that I had moved from the community college to a residential campus. He invited me to his office to talk about graduate programs; said my writing showed promise, said he wanted to mentor me.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - The Girl at Barnes & Noble

Submitted: May 01, 2017

We open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday through Thursday and 9:00... Read Chapter

Chapter 2 - The Girl in the Pink Scrubs

Submitted: May 01, 2017

She came into the store in the early evening, either on her way home from work or on her way to a second shift job.  It’s an in be... Read Chapter

Chapter 3 - My Workplace Friends

Submitted: May 01, 2017

My store is in a mall, one of the Carousel Malls, so we actually have an elaborate, beautiful, turn-of-the-century re... Read Chapter

Chapter 4 - My Landlady

Submitted: May 01, 2017

Sunday and Monday are my days off.  Tuesday through Saturday, I alternate between all days or afternoon and evening hours.  On ... Read Chapter

Chapter 5 - The Medical Clinic

Submitted: May 01, 2017

Every morning, I get up early to run, even when it rains, even when it snows which fortunately is not often.  The quiet; my private ... Read Chapter

Chapter 6 - Matchmaker

Submitted: May 01, 2017

We agreed to meet for lunch in the food court on the following Friday.  I drove to the store in a daze.  Was this really happen... Read Chapter

Chapter 7 - Breakfast at the Crossroads

Submitted: May 01, 2017

Even though we moved to the new house when I was fifteen, it didn’t feel like home, not like the trailer.  My Mother hated the tra... Read Chapter

Chapter 8 - Weekend with Dad

Submitted: May 01, 2017

Dad had his bathing suit on and was ready to jump in the pool.  I held both hands up to tell him to stop! “Wait Dad, d... Read Chapter

Chapter 9 - Lunch with Meg

Submitted: May 05, 2017

My landlady, Betty confided to me when I first started taking her to church that her favorite part of the service is ... Read Chapter

Chapter 10 - Movies, Popcorn and More

Submitted: May 15, 2017

My break is over too, but I must sit here until I stop shaking.  This is what I hoped for in the aching reaches of my hear... Read Chapter

Chapter 11 - On Campus

Submitted: May 31, 2017

Afterward, in the shower, the warm water, the shampoo and her sure hands renew me.I was emotionally and physically exhausted fr... Read Chapter

Chapter 12 - Magic or Wishful Thinking?

Submitted: June 06, 2017

  I awaken to Meg’s amorous explorations; our night together a mist of erotic pleasure, overwhelms me as she takes m... Read Chapter

Chapter 13 - At The Movies

Submitted: June 19, 2017

“So, who is she?  Tell me all about her.”  I’m in a haze, not even aware that Tanisha is talking to me.  We’re pau... Read Chapter

Chapter 14 - Coming Out to Dad

Submitted: August 06, 2017

In her bedroom, Meg pulls off her tee shirt, stands sideways and places her hands under her growing tummy.  Her casual nak... Read Chapter

Chapter 15 - Meg

Submitted: August 22, 2017

Tuesday morning, I’m early for work so I get a coffee and sit out in the food court.  Some of the stores in the mall hav... Read Chapter

Chapter 16 - Trip to Asheville

Submitted: October 09, 2017

Fortunately, it’s busy in the store on Thursday and Friday.  I keep my phone on vibrate, expecting a call saying that Me... Read Chapter

Chapter 17 - Trip to Asheville Part 2

Submitted: October 16, 2017

Asheville is a straight shot down I-81 then over to I-26 into Ashville.On my drive, I think about Andrea in the showe... Read Chapter

Chapter 18 - On the Way Home

Submitted: November 19, 2017

Rick and Ellie are a friendly couple in their late twenties.  They’ve been trying to have a baby for nearly fi... Read Chapter

Chapter 19 - Pain

Submitted: December 04, 2017

When I arrive home, it’s too late to check in on Betty, so I climb the third-floor stairs to my apartment.  I’m hungry, but late... Read Chapter

Chapter 20 - Cancer!

Submitted: January 04, 2018

Dr. Kellogg explains that an aortic aneurysm is a bulge or weakness in the wall of the Aorta, unusual in a person my age and probably her... Read Chapter

Chapter 21 - My Cancer Journey Begins

Submitted: January 17, 2018

After meeting with Dr. Hoffman in Oncology and Dr. Kramer in Cardiology, I feel confident that the University of Kansas is my best choice... Read Chapter

Chapter 22 - Can This Be Happening To Me?

Submitted: January 29, 2018

I’m consumed by the pain.  I close my eyes, trying to escape.  I’m aware of activity around me. “Can I please get somet... Read Chapter

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