The Great Storm of 1774

(COMPLETED) Read along as 15 year old Angelica Lexington is left alone to take care of her four younger siblings at the height of the revolution, in Georgia. She looks back on her life through her vivid and inspiring writing. Yellow for death, disease and injury.

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2. A Calling to Adventure

As you could probably imagine, with 4 younger siblings, I have always been ready to help. I guess that is what happened here. Ever since I was four, and my mother had Aaron, my life has been non-stop. And that's a blessing and a curse I guess.

 

Perhaps my mother knew she would die having my baby sister. Perhaps that is why she wrote a letter to my father, telling him to name the child Hannah, after her. Again, however, it is not a surprise. My mother was always predicting things. Predicting things and writing. Predicting through her writing. Perhaps that is why she wrote these papers, for my siblings too young to remember her. And all that is left is a quill and paper and words, thoughts, echoing through the page, and ringing through the brain. 

 

But not every piece is so poetic. I thought every piece my mother wrote was filled with beautiful words, but until that fateful day, I guess I never read all of her writing. My Father had approached me. I guess I wasn't really expecting my life to change. Not too much. Just a little bit. Not at all, to be truthful. 

 

He had called my name, and I followed him into the garden. My mother had died, and my sister was born, just the night before. Now it was raining, and I met my father by my mother's favorite roses in the garden. He repeated my name, and looked deep in my eyes, the same color as my mother's. He began to speak. 

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