Secrets of the Old Farmhouse - Part XIII

 
 
For the next few weeks after Uncle Jake's effort to eradicate Levi's dark spirit from the old farmhouse things felt lighter in the cellar, but Jill would soon have to share the news with Seth that there were stirrings elsewhere. 
 
The bedroom at the top of the stairs leading to the second floor had been Catherine's room while she was growing up, with the three bedrooms further down the hallway occupied by her brothers. 
Since the next generation saw no daughters born, which Catherine's father said was evidence of the family being cursed by God, that bedroom had retained it's feminine d├ęcor and was used as a guest bedroom.  Jill and Seth had seen no reason to change it; Jill's only alteration being the addition of framed portraits of Catherine and her mother Naomi to the antique furnishings in the room. 
 
One day as she was dusting the beautiful oak stairway, Jill was surprised to hear someone sobbing.  Following the sounds to Catherine's bedroom, she gasped to see the hazy image of a man sitting on the edge of the bed, bent over with his head in his hands; she recognized him immediately.
 
(To be continued) 
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Come and read some great stories and poems and share one of your own!
 

24 comments:

  1. Love that you have used your Old Farmhouse story to do today's "six sentences". You should write the book!!!

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    1. Thanks, Maz. The idea just came to me one day and I'm having fun with it, I have several ideas still in my head for the Old Farmhouse, will continue with it until it becomes tiring. The challenge is to say enough to make it interesting with just six sentences when I know what's coming next but the readers don't!

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  2. It is a great story but this reader is frustrated he can't have a post every day. It is a pity it is only six sentences rather than a whole chapter...because I cant wait!

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    1. Very true, Old Egg, with only six sentences a week the storyline gets stretched out quite a bit...good for procrastinating authors! LOL :-)

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  3. Write the book!Write the book!Write the book!Write the book!Write the book!Write the book!Write the book!Write the book!Write the book!Write the book!

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    1. LOL, Paul! I think editors would laugh me out the door. It isn't all that strong, but it is fun to write.

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  4. It's certainly a fabulous story, i am enjoying each installment!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Mimi. It is not a masterpiece but it is a fun adventure. It gives me something to write about each week. :-)

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  5. nice cliff-hanger. I will not type who I think it is. (Probably would be wrong, as I was expected it to be a girl or a woman).
    But the dramatic potential for the crying person to be a man, and the reasons for the emotion should be much more satisfying.

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    1. I suspect you have a pretty good idea of who it is, next week we'll find out if you're right! :-)

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  6. I've said it before, but I'm always impressed with those who can make a serial story from the 6 Sentence Story prompts. Looking forward to next week!

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    1. Zoe makes it fairly easy, Kristi. She chooses prompts that can be worked into the story somewhere. Cheesy was the hardest one! :-)

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  7. This gets better by the episode Brilliant as ever.

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    1. Thank you Keith, it's not really a work of brilliance, but I am having fun with it each week.

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    2. I'm glad you're enjoying it, that motivates me to stick with it!

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  8. GAH!!! I need more than 6 sentences - this is torture!! :)
    I love how it's progressing.

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    1. It's sort of like listening to a bedtime story six sentences at a time, there just isn't enough to really satisfy. :-)

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  9. I have my suspicions of who it is but find you twist something and im wrong...makes a cool story!!

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    1. You might just be right this time, but where will it go from there?

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