For visually challenged writers, the image shows a deserted path through the woods, carpeted with the fallen leaves of autumn.
This is the continuation of John and Susan. I have decided to make this a book. Obviously, there will be a different start and even changes to the chapters and names. I will take this to a certain point to keep your attention while I can, but like the other week when I had to break into this story because the picture didn’t work, it may end at any time although I will try to give you a gist of the story.
Love Me, Love Me Not!
By Teresa Smeigh 2019
“Joanne darling, I never stopped loving you. I have loved you since the day I first saw you on your knees washing my mom’s bedroom floor, and as much as I have tried to forget you and John, I just couldn’t. You are my family, and always will be.”
“I hope you can forgive me for running off with Priscilla, but I thought she would help me forget you and help me raise Oliver since she already had a young child. I hoped she would help me get on with my life, but it just didn’t happen. The longer I knew her, the more I detested her. She knew I was a prince, and I think she thought she would live like a princess, but she didn’t get that I was no longer interested in living that way. I wanted a simple life with you, the woman of my dreams. I will never forget the day we met, and you looked up at me from your spot on the floor. You didn’t swoon the way most women do, and that was when I knew you were the woman for me.”
“Jack, you are the man for me. I was not looking for a prince. I never wanted to be a princess, and when we decided to get married and live a simple life, I was ecstatic. When you chose to leave me for Priscilla, I was heartbroken. I knew we were separating, each with a boy, for a while, but I thought that was temporary. Hey, where are the boys?”
They headed into the family room and found the boys talking and staring out the window at the autumn trees in many colors, including a copper color. Temperatures will be falling, and football season was starting. John would have to make his decision if he wants to continue playing since finding out he was really Oliver. Also, a decision will have to be made as to whether the boys should keep the names they have now or change to fit their birth x-rays and scans.
“You know Jack, I think we should have both boys tested at the same time and make sure that the correct records are with each. Maybe other mistakes were made. What do you think, boys?”
Oliver said, “I want to keep my name, and I think John should keep his. We have lived most of our childhoods with these names. I agree with you and think we should have medical tests to make sure which of us is which. What do you think, John?”
“I agree, too.”
They made arrangements to meet tomorrow and get the tests run and to continue talking about their future lives.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian
Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/
Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.