On Sunday last, I went over to Union church for summer worship. Beforehand, folks were milling about, greeting friends and neighbors. I wandered into the churchyard to check out some of the older memorials. I could see some folks at the front of the church, so I knew I still had a little bit of time before we were called in.
I heard a man softly calling "Annie! Little Annie! Where are you?" in a kind of singsong voice. I looked up to see a little girl coming toward me. She carried a small, raggedy doll and was looking behind her as she came along. As she ran toward me her curls covered her eyes and she tripped and fell at my feet, dropping her dolly. I could hear the man calling "Annie, where is my Little Annie?" As she got up, I handed her the doll. Then she turned and went back the way she came. She had a quiet, lilting giggle that stayed with me after she was gone.
The church bell began to ring and I started back. I was looking around for Annie and her dad but I caught the toe of my shoe on what felt like a rock. I went down to my knee. It was a rock I stumbled on, it was this rock.
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Damn ghosties screwing with your head.ReplyDelete
I loved it...more, more! Jen RReplyDelete
Wow that was awesome. And I love the photos :)ReplyDelete
Intriging! Great shots.ReplyDelete
In New England, there are so many old cemeteries. The headstones often tell a sad story, like here with unrealized youth. These are places of stories and perhaps legends. Your thoughts sound so real, we seem transported back in time...ReplyDelete
Ohhhhhhh you're goooooood! That was wOnderful!ReplyDelete
Oh my gush I had a goosebump! I like this kind of story more and more ^_^ReplyDelete
I really like the cemetery and church. Very old world. (It could use a little contrast boost, bu then many "old" pictures are a little flat.) Thanks for sharing! Here is my entry.ReplyDelete
I loved this! More! Why don't you write short stories and SELL them?ReplyDelete
I agree with the other commenters. This was was very well-written and a nice ghost story.ReplyDelete
Awesome story and the pictures are great. Have a great day!
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I almost hear the quiet, lilting giggle.ReplyDelete
Great story! Makes me think of the perfect story to tell over a crackling campfire.ReplyDelete