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

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“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.”

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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.

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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.

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

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“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.”

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“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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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!
    *Sunny

    • 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!
    <3Bella
    mydolldays.blogspot.com

    • 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!
    -AGcmg-
    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! 😀 😀
      •Madi•

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

    Love it madi.now to part 2

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

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

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