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Odessy chp 1 Chapter 1
A girl with long black hair and brown eyes wakes up just outside of a forest and doesn't remember
anything. She slowly gets up, rubbing her head and looks around only to see a village with a huge gate
surrounding it. Luckily the gate was opened and she was able to enter. As she walked through the village
she realized everyone was glaring at her as if she were a demon. 'Demon' now why does that word sound
familiar she thought. She went up to a woman who was tending to some flowers and asked her where this
place was but as the woman lifted her head an realized who was talking to her, fear fille
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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