A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 171, Wednesday
June 20th, 2018
Chapter Three: A Frightening Child
Kathy was crawling within weeks of being born, and walking within a few short months. In her private moments she was flexing her muscles, training, gaining strength, and tuning her body to obey her thoughts.
The voices within her guided her. Through repetition and diligence, she gained control of her limbs, she developed dexterity, and coordination.
By her first birthday she was dancing.
Kathy practiced and practiced in the quiet moments of her day.
At night, in the dark, while her parents slept.
She did not speak a word until she was speaking in complete sentences. Her vocal muscles were the most difficult to master.
She practiced her breathing, she spoke to herself when she thought no one was watching.
She listened to the conversations happening all around her, the dialog without, and within.
She knew that her parents were concerned about her.
Every person they ever brought to meet her told them how strange she was. Kathy tried to make things easier on them, but she was not always able to hide the things that she was doing, and could not control her feelings.
The glands that produced the hormones and chemicals, which formed the wetwork of the human emotional spectrum, they required much greater level of discipline and quantities of time to control.
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