Angels Watching Over me: Missing Prologue

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 26th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I am so sorry I forgot to publish the prologue to my book. I will publish it here before we go any further. Basically, the book starts with the grown up Carissa is relieving her life through a dream.


Carissa sat watching TV on a cold January evening. She looked around her home. The house was immaculate just the way she liked it. The cream coloured carpet was as fresh looking as the day she bought it, though it was already three years old. The black plush sofa and chair give the otherwise off white room the contrast it needed. Even the black television, stereo console, wall unit, and coffee table all matched. For the first time in her her life, Carissa had the beautiful home she always dreamed about. She no longer settled for broken or rundown furniture. She never expected to be poor again. At the age of fifty seven Carissa had finally reached the place where she wanted to be and life was good.

The phone rang

The phone rang. She decided to let the answering machine pick up. Normally she enjoyed talking on the phone rather than watching TV. This evening she felt like relaxing and shutting the world out. She had a long tiring day of cleaning houses; the only job an uneducated black woman felt she could get in this predominantly french speaking city. Montreal though beautiful, could also be a heartless city for the uneducated, the English speaking community, and the poor.

The days of her youth

Ever since Carissa came to Montreal in the days of her youth, she scrimped and saved to make a better life for herself and her child. Only now did she feel she had accomplished her goals. This cleaning lady as she often referred to herself has a tiny nest egg for rainy days.

The television program ended. She took a long hot bubble bath then cuddled up in the sofa chair with a good book. She followed this routine each night until sleepy enough to retire to her bedroom. It appeared she was overtired this evening; her mind drifted from the novel to days gone by. Carissa began to dream about her youth in the rural community where she was born.

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Angels Watching Over Me Chapter 2 - Part 4


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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar spirited
27th Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks Carol, sounds like you wrote a complete book there, even including a prologue.

Did you get it published, or self-published?

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author avatar Carol Roach
27th Nov 2015 (#)

yes I wrote a complete book, I published it with

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
29th Nov 2015 (#)

A free read (for any book) is a great treat! Thanks Carol for writing ths.

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author avatar Kingwell
30th Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks Carol, Being late getting started I was able to read the prologue at the beginning,A very good preamble. Blessings.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Carol, this is a great prologue. It's nice to know that Clarissa had made a beautiful life for herself. Thank you for sharing this important part of your book. When I read this I was wondering what happened to her family? I will continue to read to find out all the exciting details of her life.

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