The Healing Horse, Ch. 23, Scene 3: Nutrition Break Worries

photo of cinnamon buns
This scene continues the sequence of little Karen dealing with her fear of the experts, as the morning drags along until she must see them.

(Photo of cinnamon buns by Mack Male from Edmonton, AB, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Scene 3: Nutrition Break Worries

A while later, when Karen got off the school bus, she went to her classroom and tried to keep her mind on what the teacher was saying, but she could not stop worrying. Tammy was absent from school, and Kitten was sure the absence was related to the previous day’s clinic and eval.

The morning dragged on until nutrition break. Since Tammy was not there to share food with, Karen sat alone with a lump in her throat. Her nerves were building, feverish and jittery as she thought about the cavalier attitude of the medical team. She knew they would not snatch her up until eleven. She hoped it would be later. She hoped she could calm herself before they took her away. She tried to use her imagination to calm herself, but her fear was too much for her. She pushed the cinnamon roll away and returned to her classroom.

Original text ©2022 by Karen Lynn-Chlup. All rights reserved.

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