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About the author:
S.M.'s origin of script commenced at the earliest of eons.
Growing copious ambitious desires to become a novelist.
Once deliberating self-publishing the best option, her first novella The Tangled Tears was published in 2013. The Circus in Me, published April 2014. The Sacrificing Mother her 3rd book, and first full length novel coming into print October 2014. A young adult novel about the sweet temptations of love and surfing. A passion and affection for poetry leads her creative voice.
Clean of ink stains and paper cuts, she dabbles in scrap-booking & wood crafts, and enjoys cooking. S.M. lives in Idaho with her husband and son.
The Sacrificing Mother
S. M. Bjarnson
Summer heat broke records even the state of California tried to deny. Huntington Beach (HB) stood beautiful amongst the ripples of white tips in the blue waves. I catered to the inkling of joining a fling. It was summer, and I wanted to experience as much as immaturity as my mother would let me. On the pier stood absolution of an outstretched arm welcoming an adventurous spirit.
There it was. Not something you could see right away like a surfer on the open waves. But it was still there, waiting patiently and quietly inside my adolescent body. This thing would become human and breathe air only months from now.
No U-turns ahead to make this reversible, to make this statement of where my body had laid and with whom. The evidence was always against me. Rubee, my alcoholic mother standing by prosecuting me for the dumbfounded predicament I found myself reflecting. Briton and Noah standing before me with question marks. Not necessarily about love, but about who the baby might indeed belong too. I grew up to this point at age 17. I had become like my mother, although not so promiscuous. Her temper of rage and tricks lined the outskirts of our abode. Escape could be a challenge although freedom would finally feel like a good friend welcoming me home. Tough choices to be made, but they were mine alone to make. I found a guilty conscious in the way Noah pleaded to remove the child from inside me. Briton's hushed tones made it clear he would be distant for the time being. I look back to the beginning of the summer and find myself wishing the only thing I ever wanted was to surf and not fall in love. At my age isn't first love or second inevitable? Aren't girls my age dying to be fondled and caressed in a saturated way that brings belief into their hearts that, that is what real love is?
I've pretended to fall in love with one out of two gentleman. They both catered back the same equivalent feelings.
Hills and valleys will let us know if our succession is relevant or rather a mistake of guidance on our elders part. We are children being led away with a string or a rope, led to another world where our imagination is held captive and our irrelevant lives became purposeful.
As we drove past the coastline there was a small sunrise bonfire dying on the shore. All that were left in the dying crackles of the burning flames were the unspoken words of the sacrificing mother.
The Sacrificing Mother (43,000 words) is an alluring tale of a young woman's journey. Through first loves and forceful waves, the struggle to decide to become a mother is definite. Besides surfing and boys, Laney Rhodes takes on a task that requires an amount of strenuous courage to define another one human being.
- Publication Date:
- 1492800449 / 9781492800446
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Pregnancy