Flower Child by Sheila Deeth: When Megan miscarries her first pregnancy it feels like the end of everything; instead it’s the start of a curious relationship between the grieving mother and an unborn child who hovers somewhere between ghost and angel. Angela, Megan’s “little angel” has character and dreams all her own, friends who may or may not be real angels, and a little brother who brings hope to her mother’s world. But Angela’s dream-world has a secret and one day Angela might learn how to be real.
Today, I am interviewing the hero of Flower Child. Who are you?
My name’s Megan.
Are you the hero of your own story?
I’m a stay-at-home Mom with one child. Do stay-at-home Mom’s have stories?
What is your problem in the story?
My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage — left me feeling like I’d failed my child somehow.
How do you see yourself?
I think I’m a good-enough Mom. I hope I am. But I wish I was better. I wish I wasn’t a failure.
How do your friends see you?
I think they think I’m falling apart. They might be right.
Do you have a goal?
I guess my goal’s to be a better Mom, but I wish you could change the past so I could be a better Mom to the child I lost.
What are your achievements?
I have a healthy son.
What do you want?
What do you believe?
My husband says I believe in fairy tales.
What, if anything, haunts you?
My daughter? I just wonder sometimes…
Have you ever failed anyone?
Do you keep your promises?
Are you honorable?
I think so.
Are you healthy?
What is your most closely guarded secret?
Thank you, Sheila. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?
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