There's a soundtrack that's running through my head. It goes a little like this...
"Where do I begin
To tell the story of how great a love can be?
The true love story
That is true of you and me?...
Where do I start?"
Do you recognise it? It is the theme from the film Love Story. Perhaps the words are a little wrong but the sentiment isn't.
And yet the story I'm working on isn't a love story - it's the exact opposite in fact. It's a story about how one little girl is striving to cope with the breakdown of her parents' marriage. But the sentiment of that song is what is bursting forth from her heart and it has impaled me, as her creator, with its hurt.
Poor Grace is utterly, emotionally lost. I only hope she can find her way out of the wilderness and into the light...
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