Excerpt from Driftwood Book 1 chapter 14: Tales from The Fallen. My friends and I were taken to the Fulton County Children’s Shelter “for our own protection” and ended up in more danger than we could have ever imagined.
Full Chapter from Driftwood Book 2. Age 16. After a massive oral and lung infection knocked me on my butt, a kind old lady took me to live with her daughter’s conservative (Quiverfull?) family in the North Georgia Mountains. This is that story.
Full Chapter from Driftwood Book 2. Age 16. The waters of a temporary arrangement get murky as I begin bonding with the members of a rural family who took me in.
Full Chapter from Driftwood Book 2. Age 16. The dynamics between me and the country family get further skewed when the mom– who agreed to take me in and help me get me back in foster care–shifts from boarder to caretaker as she gets me much needed medical attention
Full Chapter from Driftwood Book 2. Age 16. A driving lesson leads to a happy family moment that I’d only experienced vicariously through TV shows. The slow progress of the street kid falling in love with rural life was almost complete.
Full Chapter from Driftwood Book 2. Age 16. What’s the final piece of the puzzle needed for a teenage girl to go against her better judgement and start thinking the impossible is possible? A gorgeous teenage boy
Full Chapter from Driftwood Book 2. Age 16. Allowing yourself to dream of better can be dangerous for a street kid. The crash back down to reality is a painful one.
Full Chapter from Driftwood Book 2. Not all fairy tales have happy endings.
Having had my fill of the streets, I come up with the dumbest idea in the history of dumb ideas to eventually get stable… a grown up boyfriend
I ended up staying with a random stranger for a couple of nights under the premise that I’d be flying to California to live with my stepdad. After he rejected me, I kept up the lie cause I didn’t want the woman or her family to get in trouble for “custodial interference”