PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz
“She may never speak,” intoned Dr. Francis.
John and Libby walked out of the specialist’s office with Merry toddling between them, silent, containing. When Merry was safely snuggled in dreamland with Tam, the teddy bear, they agreed that doctors’ egos made them monsters.
When John and Libby took Merry to her first story time at the library, Merry sat amongst the other children, watching their rapt, upturned faces. Her head swiveled to the librarian and the book and there her attention remained.
On the ride home, a small voice came from the back seat,
“Hop on Pop.”
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