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Chapter 30 (MOMYS VI – Heather’s Going)

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Author’s Note: The following is Chapter 30 of the my online book "Excited Delirium". Please post comments. Please tell your friends about this story. If you’ve missed a chapter, please click here for Chapter 1 (Prelude) or here for the full index .

She’d been beaten. She was wounded emotionally and spiritually. She had no moral compass guiding her through this nightmare. She felt used. She was tired. She was no longer a woman.

Heather decided that it was time and she decided to do it when the kids weren’t around.

It was a rare moment when she could foist off all of her children, so she had to wait until the little ones were napping.

She thought to herself that sleeping pills would work best, but she didn’t have access to them. The thought of jumping to end her life would work, but there was nothing tall enough in Heresford to throw herself from.

As these thoughts raced through her mind, she sang a sweet lullaby that no one would ever hear again to her two smallest ones.

Heather spent her last moments tidying her room and organizing her bedroom. As she cleaned, she found her wedding dress. It was a lovely, simple dress made of cotton and some silk, with small opalescent beads sewn into the neckline and cuffs.

She thought for a few moments that she’d wear this dress in her last few moments, but she realized that even in this moment, it would be inappropriate. Instead, she took a few moments to cut it up into small pieces and layer it into the sheets, a small surprise for Matthew when he returned to his bed.

The only real option for her was to cut her wrists. She filled the bath with hot water, eased into it and did what she felt must be done to end her misery on this planet. Even hell seemed better than this.

As her life flowed from her, and the steam rose in a cloud, looking like a spirit rising from the tub, she decided to make sure that simple plan worked absolutely. She got out of the tub, grabbed a radio from the bedroom, not caring about the mess that she had made and then plugged it close to the tub. Long ago, she might have used that plug for her hair dryer as she prepared for a dance or social, something very popular in these parts, but today it served an important purpose in ending her life.

Heather Harken eased back into the tub and as her senses slow to an end, she kicked the radio and her troubles come to a close.

(Note: "Excited Delirium" is a work of fiction. Any person, place or thing depicted in this work of fiction is also a work of fiction. Any relation of these subjects or characters to real locations, people or things are an unintentional coincidence.)

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Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 38 (FAB: Female & Barren)

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Author’s Note: The following is Chapter 38 of the my online book "Excited Delirium". Please post comments. Please tell your friends about this story. If you’ve missed a chapter, please click here for Chapter 1 (Prelude) or here for the full index .

In Manhattan, a small group of women who call themselves “FAB”, short for “Female and Barren”, meet at a designated location the first Tuesday of every month.

At their meetings, they discuss victories and more often, defeats, associated with facing a life of being barren. The format of the meetings is similar to AlAnon (although without the religion), where people introduce themselves to the crowd, talk about their history, describe their situation and end with the question: “Does it matter?”

For most of these women, they’ve moved beyond the notion that childbearing and breeding are important facets to their lives. “Does it matter?” is the leading question that was intentionally institutionalized as part of the structure in order to open a discussion about the need to bring more children into the world. Continue reading

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 37 (MOMYS VII – Heather’s Gone)

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Author’s Note: The following is Chapter 37 of the my online book "Excited Delirium". Please post comments. Please tell your friends about this story. If you’ve missed a chapter, please click here for Chapter 1 (Prelude) or here for the full index .

Heather Harken’s suicide struck the town deep. For several days, everyone drove around town with blank looks on their faces and the level of sadness was unique, despite the arrival of spring.

A few weeks had passed. The family had a small ceremony and the attendance was high, despite the Harken family not being very well integrated with the community.

However, a cloud still hung over the town like an April cumulonimbus, dark and brooding. Towards the end of a few weeks, the senior town representatives decided that it was time that some additional and very influential support be shown. It was decided that one of the senior founders of the MOMYS movement would be invited to Heresford to address everyone and try to bring back some excitement about the creation of God’s Army. Continue reading

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 30 (MOMYS VI – Heather’s Going)

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Author’s Note: The following is Chapter 30 of the my online book “Excited Delirium”. Please post comments. Please tell your friends about this story. If you’ve missed a chapter, please click here for Chapter 1 (Prelude) or here for the full index.

She’d been beaten. She was wounded emotionally and spiritually. She had no moral compass guiding her through this nightmare. She felt used. She was tired. She was no longer a woman.

Heather decided that it was time and she decided to do it when the kids weren’t around. Continue reading

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 29 (MOMYS V – More Context)

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(Note: “Excited Delirium” is a work of fiction. Any person, place or thing depicted in this work of fiction is also a work of fiction. Any relation of these subjects or characters to real locations, people or things are an unintentional coincidence.)

Read more with Chapter 30

Did you miss a chapter? If so, click here to see all chapters or click here to go to Excited Delirium: Chapter 1 (Prelude)

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Excited Delirium by Liam Young is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License.
Based on a work at www.exciteddelirium.ca.