Web Blog of Connie Vines, author or multi-genre fiction. Awards: H.O.L.T. Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent), Orange Rose, Award of Excellence--Contemporary Romance; Independent eBook Award, Dream Realm Award. National Book Award and Frankfurt Book Award, nominee--YA Historical Fiction. Blog includes guest bloggers and snippets of WIP.
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Howdy. It's Friday and time for another six from Discovery. Remember, that's my collection of short stories in which every character discovers something they didn't know before? This week, I'm sharing from
The scenery whizzed by as Joy sped toward the bridal shop. She kept her eyes on the road while driving, but her mind drifted to unpleasant places. How could she marry Scott now? Her knuckles whitened on the steering wheel. Didn't he deserve to know everything about the person he was about to wed? How would she tell him, and worse, how would he react?
Hard to believe that for twenty-four years her parents had kept such an important secret from her. More so, why? She'd heard about babies born with the genitalia of both genders...hermaphrodites, she thought they were called, but...her?
Tears blurred her eyes. She steered the car to the side of the road and stopped. With the gearshift in park, she dipped her chin and massaged the tension headache growing between her eyes. How could this be? She'd always felt like a girl, and in her memory, had always been a girl. In fact, people always commented on how feminine and delicate she was as a child. Evidently the doctor didn't see it that way when they filled out her birth certificate.
Lost in a sea of emotion, she wondered what to do. Starting marriage with a lie...especially one this big, was not her choice. She'd rather lose Scott than dishonor him. Fishing in her purse for her cellphone, she found it and dialed the number for the bridal shop.
"Yes, this is Joy Garett. I have an appointment with you today,but I'm not going to be able to keep it. I'm sorry."
"Would you like to reschedule," a voice on the other end of the line asked?
So...does she reschedule...is she right? Guess you'll have to read the rest of the story to find out. Discovery is available on my amazon page.
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