September’s Child, book one, A Remarkably True Story: Little preschool age Anna survived neglect to be placed into an in general, uncaring system. A system that did not care, after all she was just a voiceless child. The court rushed Anna through to adoption. Placing her in a home with an emotionally distressed mother. To survive Anna had to, at times be creative, to save herself.
The first September’s Child book was not about being locked in a basement, or bruised so badly everyone could see, but still did nothing about it. Nor was it about being forced to eat things that should not be eaten. Instead it was about hidden abuse. Hidden abuse, like all abuse is wrong no matter how you look at it. Anna lived in a home where, out in public everything appeared normal. Children were obedient, and happy. Anna’s adopted mother was involved in, and often was head of, organizations that mattered. Making herself look the part she was trying to portray.
Anna’s Mother Harriet often told her how good of an actress she would have made. Being able to be shoved down stairs, chocked, mocked, denied food, and still being able to act the way she was supposed to act when the family went on outings together. Not showing others, how hungry she was, by gobbling up her food. Not flinching when Harriet came near her. Anna had learned telling did no good.
Anna never rebelled! To rebel only made things worse. She lived in loneliness, that would follow her through much of her life. She learned to never trust anyone. She learned that the world she lived in was sad, and heartless. She learned to never act out, the world did not accept those who act out. Being different was not acceptable!
Bring On The Rain is book two of September’s Child. It continues where book one left off.