Baby Harriett

Angela L. Lindseth

chair under tree

Momma don’t talk much about Baby Harriett, and I don’t ask. Things back then just happened to folks. Not much you can do bout it. Whooping cough, ‘sumption, the pox─ they took the young, the old, the in-between─ pickin’ and choosin’ random-like.

I think bout her itty-bitty body all red and scrunched up. Reckon she never suffered much─ gone afore she got a belly full. Don’t mean we don’t miss her, cause we do.

I’m still at the old place tending the garden and watering the cottonwood tree Momma planted not long after Harriett died. Every night Momma would sit under that tree and sing a lullaby─ her way of mourning, I guess. That tree took right off, grew like crazy.

Makes me wonder

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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One Response to Baby Harriett

  1. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

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