February 10, 2023

“When did I start looking so worn and haggard?”

An excerpt from “Trouble and Strife,” by Johanne Levesque

Try as I may I cannot sleep.  I get up and write down all I need to tackle tomorrow, all my questions, all my worries so I can finally go to sleep and rest.  Before blowing out the candle, I look in the dresser mirror.  I have new lines in my face and my complexion is pale.  When did I start looking so worn and haggard?  Every day lately has been filled with overwrought nerves, lack of sleep, and tired out feelings.  Goodness knows I have suffered enough in the past five years.  My doctor has prescribed iron pills for my very low energy; but no amount of pills can mend my broken spirit.

If you liked this excerpt from Trouble and Strife, you can buy the book at any of the following links:

Austin Macauley Publishers™ (my publisher)
Barnes & Noble