HELP WILL COME…

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EXCERPT 5, from “Jesus Smith and the Ordinary Wonders”.

…the spark in his eyes and the scanning motion
of his enormous head revealed a still vibrant energy.
Gaia lit up the fireplace. All she could offer was bread,
cheese, and some wine, just enough to bring them some
comfort.
They ate together silently, like comrades in a trench.
Hoping for some conversation, she brought two blankets
and sat next to the fireplace, but the dwarf cuddled
in front of the crackling logs and immediately fell asleep.
Gaia smiled while she covered her exhausted guest. Soon
the soothing buzz of Cort’s snoring, and the yellow lights
dancing on the walls, made Gaia’s mind drift away.
They woke up at first light. The fire had died and the
room was cold, but they were both mysteriously at ease.
Gaia’s back was hurting. Medical testing had failed to
reveal any anomaly, but even as a child, she had been in
pain. Expecting a baby had made it worse.
“When are you due?”
“In four months,” she replied, overcoming her surprise.
Her belly wasn’t that big yet.
“I’ll help you,” offered Cort.
Gaia was puzzled and found…

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