A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 178, Wednesday
June 27th, 2018
Chapter Three: Disturbance
Her parents did whatever they could to help Kathy, bringing in tutors, sending her to special schools. They desperately searched for a place, an institution, a person, who could find a way to reach Kathy, to relate to her, to give some form of comfort and understanding.
Between the ages of nine and fifteen her family moved a dozen times.
The moved over and over again. They sold everything they had, and they burned through all of their savings, every last bit of their family’s money. They exhausted themselves in the search for a solution.
Kathy knew what her parents were doing for them. She tried to cooperate, and she had good moments. Nevertheless, when she was feeling pained, or lonely, when she felt like an alien in her own world, out of frustration and deep resentment she lashed out at her teachers.
She mocked them without mercy, she ridiculed them, she alienated everyone who came in contact with her.
She used her gifts to reveal their greatest insecurities and she exploited them, her intentions were not to profit from them, but merely to drive them away, and to protect herself and her family from their ambitions.
With every new failure at building a relationship with her teachers, and proctors, Kathy grew increasingly despondent.
She felt the despair of her parents and it was magnified in her.
She listened to the voices within her, most of which beseeched her to be calm, remain strong.
She also listened to the voices that encouraged her to flee.
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