Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kimberly Gould Week 14: The Volunteer

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Kimberly Gould’s Picture Choice: Both

Title: The Volunteer

“I think this is a terrible idea.”

Helen ignored her agent. She watched the makeup artist instead, holding perfectly still.

Finally she said, “I don’t really care what you think. I have this afternoon off, and I’m doing what I like with it.” She would do this photo shoot, and then she was going to the hospital. She wasn’t taking no for an answer.

“Fine,” Gina said with a loud sigh, turning and taking her place behind the photographer.

The shoot wasn’t supposed to take long, and three hours later, Helen sat across from Mrs. Gimmel, pouring tea. “Tell me more about your granddaughter. She sounds remarkable.”

Mrs. Gimmel was proud to go on and Helen tried not to think about her own grandmother, in a room just like this one, too far away for her to visit. She could only pray someone as kind as her lived in Tucson.


Kimberly Gould is the author of Cargon: Honour and Privilege and the upcoming Thickness of Blood. She can be found most places as Kimmydonn, including



  1. SO lovely. Well done. Love the message as well. :)

  2. Very nice. You pack a lot into a very small space.