Elisha’s story Category

I Wish it Were Over

I am giving up hope. I hear my Abba and Ima talking about the council and what may happen to me. They have many choices while I have none. They can cut off my hand, shave my head, tie me to a post for days, and beat me until bones are broken. And no one […]

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Things are getting worse.

I was called before the council three times in the past four moons. They are very angry. I think they will banish me. If they do, how will I survive? I’m young and have never been anywhere but here and I’ve heard many stories of bandits who rape and kill for no reason. Where will […]

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I Am In Big Trouble. Help me

Ima did not say a word about my finishing all my chores, but at least she was not mean. I guess if I want to not be in trouble, I always have to do it all. It is not like I did not know that, but I think my anger at Ima for her meanness […]

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I Did It

I really did. All my chores. And I did it without complaining. I even did it without being asked. I think my ima was amazed though she did not say one word. Neither did my abba, but I think they were both happy and did not want to spoil the contentment. I must admit that […]

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Elisha

  I know I have been complaining a lot and I apologize. My guide says not to do that. But it’s the way I feel most of the time. He says that if I stop, my life and my outlook will change. That I will be able to do things I never thought of before. […]

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Too Tired To Go On.

  I am tired. Young and tired like an old bent-over woman. Life is hard and I don’t know if I want to go on. There is not one thing in my future that will bring happiness. It’s the same thing day after day. Will it change? When will I wake up and welcome the […]

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It worked and I learned

  I am so happy. It worked. I made three cakes and decorated them for Ima. She ate one after each meal. I watched her down them with the biggest smile on my face. And you’ll never guess what happened next. She was kinder to me for the next three suns. Did not yell at […]

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Elisha

I’ll make her a special cake

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Am I an Orphan?

I am sad that boy I told you about was just a visitor. I never got to meet him. I know we could have been friends. At least. If we could have met maybe he would want to marry me. But it never happened. I am almost thirteen seasons of growth and should have been […]

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All I Do is Apologize.

This time it is my parents. They are at it again. Abba and Ima are fighting. Not just fighting but screaming at each other. Screaming so loud the the entire village hears them. They embarrass me. Is it not bad enough that I have problems with the villagers? Do they have to cause more discomfort? […]

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