Severely injured in an accident that forever changed her life, 10-year-old Olivia becomes another faceless, underserved child in foster care. With no time to mourn or grieve, the young girl is easy prey for uncaring social workers and ambivalent foster families.
Olivia quickly learns to hold her tongue and mask her emotions. Even when exposed to neglect, bullying, and assault, no one seems to care. Holding fast to the teachings of her late father, Olivia ages out of the system broken, but no longer a victim.
Now a successful child advocate attorney, Olivia is a passionate voice for children. However, a routine case assignment by the court plunges Olivia back into the trauma…
For three days, I am doing a three-day opening sentence story challenge. I want to see how well I can do with opening lines. (Recently, it has been a struggle with other works.) I will pick a picture, any picture, and come up with one sentence to go along with what’s happening in the picture. It’s been…um, fun. 😊
In the near future, I may write a short story to further the story.
How are your stories coming along?
Jacob drove home astounded at what had recently taken place at work as he pondered his challenging agenda for tomorrow; he was ill-prepared.
Author of suspense novels Search For Maylee (coming soon), Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians. As well as the short story collection Time Wasters and (co-author of) The Suspenseful Collection. Columnist for The Conscious Talk Magazine.