Secrets of the Old Farmhouse - Part XVIII

 
(Click here to read Parts I - XVII)
 
It was as if a storm had blown into the shadowy darkness of the cellar. The wind howled,  jars of canned goods rattled on the shelves, the old ceiling joists creaked and groaned, and dust swirled up from the floor, making the air so thick that Jill could scarcely breathe.  She heard a thud that sounded like a body being thrown against a wall; a bone-chilling wail arose from the ghost of Levi, and then all went silent.
 
A soft glowing light formed around the ghost of Hezekiah, and Jill saw him bend over and gently lift Levi's limp form from the cellar floor. "I'm leaving now, and I'm taking you along with me to the other side," Hezekiah said, sounding weary, "maybe we will both find God's mercy there."
 
Jill watched as he began moving slowly up the stairs bearing Levi; then both faded and disappeared, and she broke down and cried.
 
(To be continued) 
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22 comments:

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    1. No, not really, she is just emotionally drained from what has transpired and from the scare Levi gave her earlier. I'm sure she is also sad about Hezekiah leaving, although she wants him to cross over and be with his family in Heaven where he belongs.

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    1. Yes, it's been a heavy day in the cellar... but the air is clearing now!

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  3. I'm feeling chills up my spine. Your description of the negative energy was eerie, just the way a ghost story needs to be. I could feel Jill's release of emotion after the spirits left and the need to break down in tears.

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    1. Thank you Val, that's the way I see it occurring in my mind. I also felt Jill being overwhelmed with emotion when it was over and done. I see two more weeks of this story, maybe three. Then it will be concluding and I'll be moving on to the A-Z! :-)

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  4. They need peace, and i hope they get it.

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    1. I do too, Mimi. I think Hezekiah was truly repentant for the way he lived and treated others, Levi I'm not so sure about, he may have more lessons to learn on his spiritual journey.

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  5. Hopefully they will all have peace.

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    1. I am hoping for peace at the old farmhouse at last, Kristi. We will see. :-)

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  6. A perfectly creepy feeling here - as any ghost story needs. That could almost be the ending there...but I see there is more to come.

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    1. We are nearing the end of this tale, Lisa. Two to three more installments, depending on how if fits into six sentences.

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  7. (joining in the single word reactions), 'Yow!'
    (powerful and poignant*)

    Very good Six

    *well, sure, that only three more words than I first expression of how effective a Six this week's story was, but my emotion-expressive vocabulary is semi-rudimentary.

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    1. I think that translates that you like it, and that's the effect I was hoping for! Your comments are always appreciated! :-)

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  8. Nice closing... Okay maybe I could live in that house now!👻

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    1. I'm thinking you might just be ok there now, let's see if that's true! ;-)

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  9. You have a talent for atmospheric imagery--good visual and audio which carry the story and readers' interest.

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    1. Thank you, RL! I want the reader to feel what's playing out in my mind, so I try to find adequate words to describe it. I was pleased with how this scene played out, though I never know until I write the first sentence where I'm going to go with it.

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  10. Gone but never to be forgotten,not by Jill and not by me! Brilliantly atmospheric.

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    1. Thank you! It was time for them to go, Levi had long since worn out his welcome at the old farmhouse! :-)

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  11. I love that the ghost felt weary ... A good story.

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    1. Thank you Maz! He'd been there for a very long time, his life hadn't been an easy one, and he had a lot of issues to come to terms with after he passed. I think he will find the peace he longs for now, and be reunited with his wife and children, and his grandson Joseph too! :-)

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