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The Healing Horse, Ch. 26, Scene 6: The Making of a Mean Girl

Karen finds out why Claudia is so mean.  (Image by Henry Louis Stephens, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons) Scene 6: The Making of a Mean Girl Karen told Mama about the dress exchange as they rode home. Mama said, “Vintage Claudia,

The Healing Horse, Ch. 26, Scene 5: Sway Like a Palm Tree

Even though Claudia has wounded Karen, our hero is resilient. (Image by Pok Rie via Pexels.) Scene 5: Sway Like a Palm Tree Outside, the sky was blue. The weather was warm but not hot. Tall, beautiful palm trees swayed

The Healing Horse, Ch. 26, Scene 4: Doll Clothes

Little Karen’s heart of gold is no protection against Claudia’s nastiness. But she survives and escapes. (Image published by D. Lothrop Company, no artist or author identified, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons) Scene 4: Doll Clothes Saturday came, warm and

The Healing Horse, Ch. 26, Scene 3: For Claudia, the Best

Little Karen has a heart of gold. She decides to take her best doll in its best dress to Claudia’s. Anything to help Claudia feel better. (Image source unknown) Scene 3: For Claudia, the Best Kitten felt a burst of

The Healing Horse, Ch. 26, Scene 2: Karen Asks Mama

Little Karen is someone who does not easily give up on herself or on other people. In this scene, she reaffirms her courage. She will go for a play date with a mean girl. Maybe she can help Claudia and

The Healing Horse, Ch. 26, Scene 1: Claudia Turns Friendly

This scene begins Chapter 26, which explores how a good-hearted person can be taken advantage of but turn the experience into something positive by learning from it. (Image by Fabian, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Scene 1: Claudia Turns

The Healing Horse, Ch. 25, Scene 10: Like a Rosebud

This scene ends Chapter 25 on a joyous note. Thirteen-year-old Karen realizes that she is blossoming like a rose and helping her friends blossom in their own unique ways. They are changing the world. Stay tuned for a darker chapter,

The Healing Horse, Ch 25, Scene 9: Happy Goodbyes

In this scene, the friends say goodbye after promising to meet, again, soon. That is all good. But we also get a glimpse of what is to come, as Tammy’s sister glares at Karen. (Image courtesy of Evan-Amos, Public domain,

The Healing Horse, Ch. 25, Scene 8: The Blessing of Acceptance

In this scene, the happy play date ends as Tammy realized she has found complete acceptance for her exactly as she is. (Image courtesy of Rolf Dietrich Brecher from Germany, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Scene 8: The Blessing

The Healing Horse, Ch. 25, Scene 7: Lipstick

This novel deals with the struggles of growing up with disabilities, but there can be happy times, too, when children make new friends and dance with joy. (Image courtesy of Jennifer Donley from Portland, United States, CC BY 2.0, via