HOTH Season 1, Part 1

Here it is! Hang on to Hope is FINALLY HERE! So excited!

Hang on to Hope
Season 1, Part 1

Photo story series by Madison Lorfing

HOTH Season 1, Part 1

“Yes ma’am… I understand that… She’s just a child…… No…… I……… Can’t do that to her……. Of course not…….. Do you have any better ideas? …………… Fine then, we’ll have to move her…….. Again. Yes, yes. Goodbye, Mrs. Allen.”

I squirmed as I heard Martha on the phone. I could only hear tidbits of her conversation, but I already knew what it meant.
I’m being placed elsewhere.

The name? Issa. Isadora Winger, specifically, but no one ever called me Isadora. It’s just Issa.

IMG_9416I’m a foster kid. My dad… I never knew him. He was never around much, and I haven’t seen him since I was 2. I don’t remember him very well, and the FCA (Foster Care Act*) can’t find him.

My mom left me on the steps on FCA* at 3 years old, and drove off faster than a bullet, not caring a wink. She didn’t turn around, look back, or even glance in the rear view mirror.

I haven’t seen either of them since. And that was 9 years ago.

“Well young lady, looks like the Greene’s don’t want to foster you anymore either. Do you know how many foster home’s you’ve been through?” Martha snapped.

“Five thousand?” I sarcastically rolled my eyes.

“And that’s another thing! Your attitude, missy, is what’s getting you kicked out! No one wants a smart mouth!” Martha raved. Then she took a deep breath. “Luckily, I have been able to get in contact with another foster family that’s willing to take you in. You’ll meet them on Friday.”

“Great,” I sighed. Martha was my manager, you could call it. She was assigned to me by the FCA*, and she’s been helping me find foster home after foster home since I was 3.

“Come on. Let’s go to my house for the next two nights. Maybe we’ll have better luck with this family.” Martha led me out of the office.

Martha and I walked to her car, while I contemplated my life, and why I was here. Nobody loved me or wanted me. Well, besides maybe Martha. I was just a foster child, a hopeless girl with no future and no one to love her or take her in. Every place I go, I get kicked out of. Nobody loved me.

But who needs love anyways?

IMG_9450Turns out, I did. I was so thirsty for someone to love me, I didn’t recognize how I acted. It was my body craving kindness.

IMG_9451And some way or another, I got it.

To be continued…

*FCA is not necessarily a real thing, I just made it up for the story!

So, did y’all like it so far? 🙂

2016-08-30T20:21:17-05:00 April 22nd, 2015|20 Comments


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    Sunny April 22, 2015 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Wow, that was fast! I didn’t expect this to be starting so soon…but so far I love it! 😀 Can’t wait for the next part!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison April 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      Hehe! 😀 I’m really glad you like it. The next part will hopefully come tomorrow! 😀

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    Izzy April 22, 2015 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    I loved this so much!!!! I seriously can’t wait for the next part. By the way, where did you get Issa’s shirt?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison April 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Izzy! 😀 I got Issa’s shirt from an outfit from My Life As at Wal-Mart. 🙂

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    Kathleen April 22, 2015 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    This is great! I LOVE it!

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    Bella (A Doll's Life) April 22, 2015 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I like it! Have you seen my series? It is called The Detectives of Iris Valley. I would love if you would check it out!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison April 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Bella! I haven’t seen that – I will definitely check it out soon! 🙂

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    AGcmg April 22, 2015 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    This is really good so far! I’m excited to see more! Great work!
    ps. It’s kind of funny that the acronym is FCA because the first thing I thought of is an organization my family is a part of called Fellowship of Christian Athletes! LOL!!!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison April 23, 2015 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I’m having fun making this series. 😀
      P.S. LOL! That is such a funny coincidence! XD

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    Christian Homeschooler April 23, 2015 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Yay! It sure will be interesting to find out what happens next. I like the plot. 🙂

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    Makenzie April 23, 2015 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Love this! Can’t wait for the next parts!

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    Megan May 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Love, love, love ,love L-O-V-E it!!!

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    SierraMist September 8, 2016 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I just now read this I love it keep making more!!!!! lol

    • Madi
      Madi September 8, 2016 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      LOL! Thanks! 😀 😀

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    Allie m. September 23, 2016 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Love it to part 2

    • Madison
      Madison September 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      Aw, thank you so much, Allie! Hope you like part 2! 🙂

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