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Writing a story?

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Re: Writing a story?

Postby LouLou » Wed May 29, 2013 3:06 pm

Gillian signed a deep sign that told of the huge weight hanging heavily on her shoulders. Mr Shoebottom tentatively approached her and held out his hand in a gesture to show he cared for Gillian. There wa sno way he could be involved he had been like a father to her since her own had walked out all those years ago.

The sound of the kettle boiling suddenly interupted the stony silence....Mrs Shoebottom peeked her head round the kitchen door to let them know she was making a cuppa.

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Re: Writing a story?

Postby whoami » Wed May 29, 2013 4:17 pm

Mrs Shoebottom had the table set with more than tea. She was on her way to preparing a full english breakfast. Gillian laughed inside, once again being reminded of her gran. Gran always said. " there's now't can't be fixed better than with a belly full of food". Mr Shoebottom toched her shoulder and said, " you miss her deeply as we do". He paused, looking out the window as if he saw someone, added slowly, "and your mother". Gillian was just thinking how strange when Mrs Shoebottom shouted come on luvs, tuck in, this lots gonna get cold..........
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Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed May 29, 2013 4:57 pm

As they sat down to enjoy the huge platefuls Mrs Shoebottom had so lovingly prepared, it seemed like the happenings of the previous few minutes were just a horrible dream and now they were back in their snug and cosy real lives. The smell of breakfast prepared by someone else always made Gillian's mouth water, and the steaming mug of tea was just what she needed to help warm her back up again.....







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Re: Writing a story?

Postby LouLou » Thu May 30, 2013 9:57 am

As they sat and ate in a comfortable silence only gained through many years of deep friendship, Gillian's mind began to wander. She hadn't had the easiest of childhoods, her father was a raging alcoholic who regularly emptied the bank accounts to fuel his addiction. Her mother put up with his errant ways and womanising for many many years, hoping that someday he would become the man she had met and fallen in love with.

Gillian had woken one Christmas Day when she was 8 years old, excited to see what Sanat had brought for her, only to find her mother sobbing under the tree crying "He's gone" Her father had walked out on them.

From that day forwards Gillian's mother was never the same. Poor health attacked her body, Doctors could find no explanation but Gillian always knew it was a broken heart that had done this to her mother...........................................
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Re: Writing a story?

Postby whoami » Fri May 31, 2013 3:43 am

Gillian decided she needed to get away for a while, really examine the reallity of things and what it is she could have or even know. Who were these people that would be coming after her. Obviously "He" wasn't all she thought he was or at least there was something she doesn't know. Where could she go, her funds were limited until her Grans estate was settled. There was only one place other than Bramblewick. She had always felt safe here at Bramblewick until now. After the Shoebottoms left she quickly packed a bag, left a note for the old couple that an emergency popped up but nothing to worry about. They wouldn't be back for three days so she would be far away by then She hated not trusting the Shoebottoms but who could she trust? Gillian tossed her bag in the old landrover that she managed to pick up rather cheaply. Gillian headed down the road. Over the moors she loved dearly and headed for.........
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Re: Writing a story?

Postby LouLou » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:30 am

Newquay. She knew of a small family run B and B right by the coast where she could hide herself away for a few days. She had discovered it 10 years ago when she had needed a break from caring for her sick mother. It was situated up off a dirt road and right on the cliffs. It wasn't the easiest place to get to but she knew she would be left alone there for a few days.

As the landrover crunched over the stones of her drive Gillian could feel her heart beat slowing gradually the further she got away from Bramblewick. Being right by the sea always gave her a sense of calm and she knew she would be able to clear her head and figure things out. On her last stay there she had found a small cove right under the cliff edges, it gave shelter from the elements and complete privacy. Gillian sighed deeply, so desperate to get to her destination that she was completely un aware of the constant vibrating of her mobile phone in her handbag on the passenger seat.......................................
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Postby Iceskatemum » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:53 pm

....the faint buzz of the phone caught Gillians attension as she switched onto the busier main roads . She decided that she would not stop now but wait until she had a few more miles under her belt away from Bramblewick and what ever was out there, waiting for her .

The road became progressivly busier and after a few hours Gillian felt that she deserved a break , rather than use one of the mundane service stations that littered the side of the motor way, she thought she would go off the beaten track into one of the pretty little villages the motorway rushed past and has left to decay in its wake . There was bound to be a friendley tea shop in which she could rest and have lunch as the enormous breakfast lovingly prepared by Mrs Shoebottom seemed so long ago and a little nip of hunger was just staring to let her know it was about.

She eased the landrover off the slip road and through a few mud splattered country lanes until she reached the village, there was more folk about that she imagined , old battered landrovers like her seemed to litter the road but there was also a smattering of the new "sloan tractors" the large comfortable foreign vehicles that looked as if they had never seen a muddy field and were just used to transport the children of the neuveo riche country folk back and forward to school
As she made the final turn into the village square she discovered the reason for the traffic , it was fair day and the whole of the village seemed to have turned out to see the .......
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Re: Writing a story?

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:43 pm

Troops marching thru the centre. They had returned from a tour of duty only a couple of days previously, but as they had such strong ties with the village, they were all eager to keep the annual tradition, that had been started at the end of the First World War, going. They were always met with such rapturous applause and cheers and today was no exception.

As Gillian watched them, some memories from earlier in her life started stirring..........


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Postby whoami » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:19 pm

Gillians mother had always told her as a child that her father had been a great soldier, that he had been honored repeatedly when returning from overseas. Her mother didn't discuss him as she became ill but she did say he had not returned from his last tour. As Gillian got older she had recollections of a man in their home. This man was rather tall, dark hair and a wonderful smile. Was this her father she recalled? While growing up she would overhear conversations, conversations on what really happened to her father. Did he walk out on them, was he killed in action or was he alive somewhere. Who was this man she kept having visions of. Gillian, startled from the crowd cheering, watched as the troops marched in front of her. Suddenly she found herself eye to eye, entranced, held. Gillian could not let go of these eyes she....
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Re: Writing a story?

Postby LouLou » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:36 am

...................knew so well from the crumpled old photo she's kept. She'd salvaged it from the bins the day after her father had walked out and he rmother had emptied the house of everything that either belonged to him or reminded her of him.

Gillian's heart stopped beating for a few seconds, not knowing if she was dreaming, not knowing what to say or do. The owner of the eyes stepped tentatively forward, thousands of questions burning through his eyes. he hadn't seen his baby girl for so so many years but he'd know those eyes anywhere, they were the same as his - hazel brown dashed with green flecks.

Gillian was lost for words, so many things she wanted to say......................
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Re: Writing a story?

Postby whoami » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:38 pm

Gillian stepped closer, never letting the gaze of her eyes lose his. She reached out and at the same time the music started up again and the parade continued down high street. Gillian watched, tears falling down her cheeks as those eyes moved away with the rest of the troops. Gillian wanted to run after them, stop them. She didn't want to let go again, but........................
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Re: Writing a story?

Postby moomoos » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:45 am

.........she was unable to do anything about it right now. The music whirled around her ears, people were trying to get passed her, people everywhere, and the music so loud. She had to follow on behind the parade. Her heart was pounding in her head and the tears were still falling down her cheeks.

Suddenly, she found herself crashing to the ground. She wasnt hurt, but she was even more shocked than she had been a second ago. She had been tripped by a very small dog who had pulled away from its lead in all the excitement of the noisy parade. The little dog gave her cheek a lick and cocked its head at her, as if asking if she was ok? Gillian looked up to see a handsome face looking down at her. He held out his hand to help her up..."So sorry about that, he was over excited by the noise and slipped his collar, the names' James, pleased to meet you. Can I help you up?"................................
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Re: Writing a story?

Postby LouLou » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:43 am

(moomoos love the fact you've brought a furryend into this lol)

Gillian blushed furiously and took James' soft yet manly hands as he pulled her up to her feet. The little dog yapped happily at their feet eager to meet a new friend in Gillian.

"That's ok" she stuttered, the composed herself "He is such a cute dog how can anyone be annoyed hey?" she gave a nervous laugh and looked down at her feet, suprised that this stranger was having such an effect on her and even more suprised to find that she had completely forgotten about seeing her Father all of 2 minutes ago.

"So do you have a name?" James asked with a big friendly smile. The hoards of people had slosly dispersed leaving Gillian and James almost alone bar a few stragglers enjoying the lovely day.

"Gillian" she replied, again feeling her cheeks burning. She needed to get out of here, he was having such a strange effect on her, taking her mind off her plans to escape the real world. She had to regain focus, clarity and the only way to do this was to escape the gaze of James who seemed very intrigued by her for some reason......................................
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Re: Writing a story?

Postby Iceskatemum » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:54 am

That was the first thing I thought in reading moomoos post as well., loulou.
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Re: Writing a story?

Postby whoami » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:59 pm

Gillian squatted down and gave the dog a cuddle and and told the little furry fella that all was forgiven. She focused on the dog rather than have to be drawn in by James. Gillian could not shake the feeling she had, feelings she had never experienced. Quickly she rose to her feet, then thanked James once again. Gillian picked up her bag and headed down high street. Little did Gillian realize that while she cuddled the dog her bracelet had got caught on the collar........Meanwhile as James scooped up the dog something caught his eye. He reached over and untangled the bracelet. Obviously not a piece of cheap market jewelry, he inspected it more closely. Exquisite emeralds amongst small amber stones reminded him of the colour of Gillians eyes. What caught his eye next was the charm. Only one gold charm dangled amongst the gems. James could not believe it. He had seen a charm like this once before. The charm had been on a necklace, the necklace also held the same emeralds and Russian amber. How on earth did this tiny bit of a girl, a little clumsy at that, be the owner of such a bracelet. This bracelet, if the one he was told of, belonged to his great grandmother. How did the bracelet end up in this country on Gillians wrist. The only way to find answers was to...............



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