©2013 by Yvonne Leslie
First Smashwords edition
Book design: Y42K Book Production Services
For Trevor, Paige and Hayden –
I could not have done this without you
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
It’s always ourselves we find in the sea.
e. e. cummings
Maggie woke up early. The sun was just coming up and streamed through the windows of the cottage. She lay back on the pillow, enjoying the gentle rocking movement of the baby inside her. She had started to wear a man’s dress shirt to bed to accommodate her growing breasts and stomach, and now she unbuttoned the bottom to examine her tummy more closely. Every so often a small fist would create a soft bump on her stomach. Maggie would gently push back and it would disappear only to appear in a different spot, silently playing a game of hand-to-hand. Maggie was mesmerized. She could hardly wait to meet this little person inside her.