“I Have Found It”: A Story – Chapter 6

Catholic In The 21st Century

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I Have Found It

Chapter 6

On her knees, naked, Eureka felt like she was drowning. Drowning in a black ocean. The darkness and silence of the empty church.

Her eyes red from the tears that were drying on her cheeks, Eureka raised her head to look again at the painted faces of God, barely visible in the light from the candles on the altar. Father, mother, and child.

Looking at the family, Eureka was reminded of her night with the man who could have become her husband…

I don’t remember his name.

The sticky fluid on her fingertip that, inside her, would have become…

My kid.

Her womb empty, Eureka imagined herself becoming as lifeless as the marble statues of the father, mother, and child at the base of…

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