My name is Katie McGowan, and I’m stuck in Rockton on the Moon. Okay, I admit my marriage wasn’t the happiest in the world. But I swear Scott (my EX-husband) planned to bring me up to this God-forsaken rock and dump me here. I should have known. He never expressed any interest in working outages on the Moon before Dr. D. suggested I come up here for brain surgery.
I suppose you’re wondering what I’m talking about. I’m bi-polar. I can thank my mother for that one. I’m pretty sure she was bi-polar, too. Only she never admitted it and she self-medicated with booze. Oh yeah—she was pleasant to live with. At least I tried. I saw a shrink and took meds. Well, I usually took my meds. And really—during some of those last instances I was taking my meds. When I poured pop on that woman’s head and she shoved me across the bar and broke my wrist, Scott was administering my meds. That’s when Dr. Davidovich first mentioned the chip. He said it would control my mood swings. Yeah. Would you wanna become a robot? There had to be something else I could try.
I was suspicious when Scott came home six months later and announced we were moving to the Moon for awhile. That’s the only place you can get the chip. He assured me no one would operate on me without my permission. So we get up here and I’m sick all the time. And yes, I went off on him a couple times. The first time was funny. I tried stomping my foot but in the low gravity I landed on my butt and he tried to help me up and he landed on his butt and we both ended up laughing. The second time I slugged him. And he walked out on me!
There I was—exhausted, I couldn’t keep anything down (including my meds), and I was crying all the time. I was space sick and he had no compassion whatsoever. I had to get a job waiting tables! And the damned space sickness just would not go away. Except it wasn’t space sickness. I’m pregnant. So okay—I’ll get the damned chip. Everyone’s saying I can’t keep my baby if I don’t. And Scott says he wants me back. Yeah, right! He even says he’ll take me home to Earth. But the doc says I can’t travel, I can’t have the surgery until I have the baby, and I can’t take my meds while I’m pregnant. Oh, man… We’re all in for a rough ride. Why, oh why am I in this mess?
Rock Crazy, Book Two of the Moon Rock Series by Rochelle Weber, will be released by MuseItUp Publishing in October, 2011. You can learn more about Rochelle’s books at her website. www.rochelleweber.com