Here is the 4th chapter of the five.
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Sophie was stunned. She was returned from deployment on a submarine for six months, her heart filled with stories to share with her Mom, Stella. But all that waited for her was silent walls, and not the homecoming she expected.
Sophie’s Mom Stella was gone, holding her tongue she had said nothing to Sophie about her terminal diagnosis fearing holding Sophie back from the most exciting opportunity in her naval career.
Sophie stood silent, unmoving in her apartment except for the racking of her lungs as she tried to breath from the tears. “Mom, I would not have gone, I would have been there, I love you, I need you” and her tears ran, and her heart broke with shock and it felt like she was knifed in the heart. The wound cut deep.
Sophie sat on the floor until the darkness forced her to her feet to turn on a light.
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The description of Sophie standing silent and unmoving feels almost cinematic.
I think you visualize exceptionally well. Thank you for your impression.
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The words have to be there. 🙂