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Melissa
Aug 11, 2011 8:51 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Welcome to our fourth group story: Haley.

This is the thread where you can make comments,and give the writers support.

Here are the writers and the order in which they will write:


Melissa
Nap
LeeAnne
Desert Pirate
Zany
AnnaZ
**
The writers will have 3 days to write each segment, or will pass the turn if they are unable to do so.

**Sharon may join us later in the story if her schedule clears up a little. No promises, but keep your fingers crossed. ;)

Here is the story thread: http://cubits.org/writing101/thread/view/61880/

We hope you will enjoy the new story! Please leave your comments on this thread.


List of characters in this story in order of appearance:

Haley: 18 year old, just turned out from foster care
Sarah: One of Haley's new room mates in Seattle
ImageZanymuse
Aug 11, 2011 9:28 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Terrific beginning Melissa! It will be interesting to see where it has evolved too by the time my time arrives.
My DH lost his family when he was young and was raised in an orphanage. He was aged out at 18...The system left no room for care beyond that point.
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Melissa
Aug 11, 2011 9:41 PM CST
Name: Melissa
It's sad, isn't it Zany? One of my kids on student council is/was a foster kid. He was a Junior when he turned 18, and that was it, the foster care system was finished with him. Luckily for him, his foster family allowed him to stay with them, I know the majority of foster care kids aren't as lucky as he is. He will be a senior this year, and is planning on going to college with the full support of his family. (foster)
ImageZanymuse
Aug 11, 2011 9:53 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
There are some foster families that are not in it for the money...unfortunately not enough of them!
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Imagecececoogan
Aug 11, 2011 9:58 PM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
Melissa that was a great beginning! I think I'm gonna love this story......already. Good job............... Thumbs up Thumbs up
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Melissa
Aug 11, 2011 10:04 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Thanks CeCe. :)

I know orphanages just turn kids out too. How sad would that be, not to have anyone at all. How did your husband cope, Zany? Is it difficult for him to talk about now?
ImageZanymuse
Aug 11, 2011 10:27 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
He had a sports scholarship to Pen. State. He was injured the first season. No able to play they pulled his scholarship. So he enlisted in the Navy and because he had no family ties he was sent to places we "were never in" to do ... who knows what.... His records are page after page of black redactions. That is something he does not talk about. But he does talk about the orphanage, which was a church owned operation on a working farm. His memories of life there are actually happy ones.
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ImageSharon
Aug 11, 2011 11:32 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
You are off to a great start, Melissa. It's going to be fun to watch this one unravel!
Desertdenial
Aug 12, 2011 9:13 AM CST
Name: Marie Ortiz
Tolleson, Arizona
Melissa very realistic. I had family in the foster care system and was almost a part of it my self . This story is off to a wonderful start!!
Marie
I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process.... It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?
ImageAnnaZ
Aug 12, 2011 4:15 PM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Oh, darn.................I was ready to read more and there wasn't more. LOL Big Grin
Imagenap
Aug 12, 2011 4:16 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
I'm working on it. Big Grin
Imagecececoogan
Aug 12, 2011 4:33 PM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
I know Anna, I was too. But I thought geez Cherie its a little early in the story to start tapping and rushing.... Big Grin
the faster I go, the behinder I get
ImageSashagirl
Aug 12, 2011 6:08 PM CST
Name: Deanna
Eastern Iowa
A good example is the best sermon.
Wonderful start, Melissa! I always enjoy your writings so much.

Imagenap
Aug 13, 2011 10:43 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Well, I didn't write nearly as much as Melissa did. I just won't be having much time. I just got back from New York, have to be gone most of today, and have company coming tomorrow.

But I did write some paragraphs on the train coming home last night. And I passed the gauntlet.
ImageZanymuse
Aug 13, 2011 10:57 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Nap, you went for quality over quantity Thumbs up
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Zany's Playpen
Melissa
Aug 13, 2011 12:09 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Great Job Nap! I told you, you can write as much or as little as you can. Sometimes you can say as much in fewer words as someone else in many. :)
Imagecececoogan
Aug 13, 2011 2:27 PM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
oh Nancy it was a perfect addition. I'm glad at least Haley met a friend on the bus and so glad Sarah seems to be like a really good person. But the now I wonder, what is in store for Haley, Sarah or even Joe??????????????? A love match with one or the other? hmmmmmm interesting to think about and anticipate what the next addition will bring to lights.

It was perfect and absolutely wonderful..
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Imagenap
Aug 13, 2011 2:30 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Smiling
Melissa
Aug 13, 2011 11:15 PM CST
Name: Melissa
We might not have even met Haley's match yet Cece... if she even has one! ;)
Imagethreegardeners
Aug 14, 2011 8:47 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I guess I'm next...will add mine tomorrow.

**evil grin**

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