Zo had a life before she came back to Fort Worth. She covered news stories for real newspapers.
Her news story ran in several newspapers across the country under her press name: Z.F. Hughes. She showed her mother the news clippings.
Hattie rubbed the clippings between her fingers and smiles. She was too tired to read them, but she was proud all the same. She laid them on the pillow next to herself.
“You have always been a smart child. Jesus knew what he was doing when he made you.” Then Hattie started humming her favorite hymn, Jesus Loves Me, and fell asleep.
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