Grandmother Storyteller Chapter 8: Conclusion

April 23, 2020

Continued from Chapter 7: The Letter

Beth arrived at the grandmother’s house just in time to see the ambulance doors close. Two police officers standing under an apple tree with heads bowed crossed themselves.

And then nodding to Beth, quietly departed.

Stunned but pleased to see an attractive middle-aged woman wearing a grey cardigan exit the house, Beth noticed she held the old woman’s rosary in one hand, and in the other—a letter.

Walking towards Beth with a smile, “My mother wanted you to have this.”

Dearest Beth,

My story is now ending and yours is just beginning. Don’t give up on love, but do be cautious! Keep your sword at hand at all times while allowing love to unfold naturally.

Like the rose who has sharp thorns which may prick your finger, she also heals with the softness of her petals…

My daughter, Catherine is an excellent storyteller and well trained.

Goodbye, my dear.

May the Holy Spirit guide and hold you close.

Beth looked into Catherine’s eyes and saw years of love and compassion well up and spill over with a smile and a brush of her hand, “Shall we go inside and have a cup a tea?”

“Yes, thank you.”

Inside the familiar parlor, the two women settled into comfortable old chairs; each feeling gratitude infuse with the fragrance of roses and sandalwood rising with their spirits and then—knock knock knock on the door.

Beth’s face lit up, “Andrew–”

The End.


Author: NZain


34 thoughts on “Grandmother Storyteller Chapter 8: Conclusion”

    1. I’m so happy to read this, Punam. Glad you loved it! Yes, there is death—but hope too. Maybe there will be a new series—“Adventures with Beth and Andy”😁.
      I am well. Better every day. I hope you at well too. Namaskara, ma.💓

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    1. Good morning, Steve. Thank you for the kind words. Wisdom gained from mistakes made.🙃 I’m getting better every day—up and down…and sideways. How about you? I’ll be by for a visit…

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  1. Excellent well written story Nina. Many twists and turns, some of the time it had me sitting on the edge of my chair wondering what would happen next. Food for thought , good lessons to learn. Bless you Nina 🙂🌺🦋🌻

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    1. Thanks so much Ally for reading along and your kind words. Glad it kept you on the edge of your chair. That’s the best compliment!😁💓


  2. Well written, compelling a reader to speculate on what’s next, then toss that aside to see where the artist takes the story. Symbolic thread of hope and fear well woven throughout making the audience invest themselves. Enough twist, with life embedded, to allow fantasy and reality to reach some sort of agreement. Nice.

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    1. SP, I am most appreciative of your thoughtful comment. Thank you for taking the time to read this story and for your interesting perspective. You certainly have a way with words that make me think!

      At the moment I’m wrestling with some words that are fighting for my attention. Hope and fear. Fantasy and reality. Twisted threads. Things to thinks about.

      This message better get through—the last one I wrote to you was long. Lost. I’ll just say that without crust, there would be no pie. 🙂

      Hope you’re having a pleasant Sunday.

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      1. I am pulling away from WP except Wednesdays, to, ah, um, focus elsewhere. Yeah, that’s it, focus elsewhere. Good luck with your conflict. Here today only as I just scheduled 1/27 so I can work unmolested for several says straight. Now, youb mifhty leift ti mwke so smeser uous progrs!

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      2. Got it! See you on Wednesday! It’s a date then. Focus elsewhere. Sounds interesting.

        Good gravy is this a puzzle you send me?
        ‘Now, youb mifhty leift ti mwke so smeser uous progrs!” 😳


      3. I could not have said it better myself! No, wait! That’s exactly what I said (but with a bit of a drawl). Then you agree? Good. It’s a lonely battle when you fight demons alone.

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