A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 185, Wednesday
July 4th, 2018
Chapter Three: Sequestered
Kathy’s private education was a bitter disappointment. Her parents quickly learned that they must put non-disclosure agreements in place with everyone who came in contact with Kathy, after which they were constantly occupied with the legal action to enforce them.
By her tenth birthday, Kathy’s parents decided to forego tutors. They had proven to be of little help to her or to them.
They put her in the care of doctors and clergy, people from institutions which they believed had a broader commitment to supernal values, to doing good for the sake of doing good. They told themselves that this would protect Kathy from the meanness of the world.
They placed Kathy completely in their care, entrusting them to guard and educate her. With that they withdrew.
They finally found the release they were looking for. They took what savings they had left and moved as far away as possible. They had no more desire to be a part of the decision making processes for their daughter.
They gave up.
Kathy was alone now.
She was not an orphan, she was just a child with no parents.
She was overwhelming sad at the absence of the only people who had ever loved her.
She was despondent.
Kathy withdrew into herself and patiently endured being an object of fascination.
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