She masked her pain until she couldn’t take it anymore, and now here I was, for the second time in a week, witnessing her vulnerability. I wanted to walk away. It was her problem, after all. I couldn’t fix it.
But I had to try.
I didn’t have to like her, or trust her, but I decided I was no longer going to be afraid of her. I needed to do something. But what? My fingers reached anxiously for a braid, but then I stopped them and folded my hands at my waist. Dear God, I prayed silently to myself. Help me . . . help me to . . . And then I remembered Jackson’s comment in the woods.
“Please is enough.”
So, I wordlessly added, Help me . . . please.
This feels like an important passage from Suddenly Rural Girl, the Christian YA Novel I’m close to wrapping up. I’m looking forward to shifting from the editing to the publication phase, soon, and that’ll be another fun and challenging process. For more quotes from SRG, other authors I’m reading, and updates on Suddenly Rural Girl, follow my blog at https://dannhurlbert.com/littletips or my Facebook page @Dann Hurlbert, Author. Thanks in advance!