Sunday, May 12, 2013
MEET THE WIZARD!
The Wizard's fingers flew over the keyboard. She was closing in on the biological mother of her latest client. The twenty-two-year-old woman needed a kidney transplant, but the courts were slow to open her adoption records. Each day that slipped away literally ticked off the seconds of her life.
The Wizard was determined to give her that chance.
One more search. One more lead to track down.
She hit the send button on the e-mail and closed her eyes in silent supplication. If this lead didn't pay off, she would turn to her underground connections.
Whatever it took. The Wizard earned her reputation for leaving no Web link unturned when looking for biological family members of clients who had been adopted as children. Her success rate attested to that fact.
However, being so emotionally connected to the success of her client's searches also took their toll on Jenny, mentally and physically. On this sunny April morning, she needed the fresh air of the park. Her computer had been claiming too much of her time lately, and she ached with the confinement.
She pushed her wheelchair along the curving cement sidewalk under a canopy of trees to a place where she could look out over the water.
The hurried sound of approaching footsteps warned Jenny she wasn't alone.
**Excerpt from LEGACY OF TRUTH, copyright Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel