The Last of the Mind Movers

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Part one of the last of the mind movers

Anna got a knock at the door. She peered through the peep hole. It was Pastor Johnson. She opened the door.

"What brings you to my home, Bill? " Anna asked in a mildly sarcastic tone, even though she already knew why he was here.

"I haven't seen you at service for quite some time, Mrs. Green. How have you been doing? And I don't mind when people call me by my first name. It's just more appropriate to call me Pastor." At that Anna gave him an annoyed look.

"Thank you for the house call, Bill. But honestly, I don't need you throwing your so called sympathy at me. You're a smart man. I think you can very well figure out how I am doing. Are you married, Bill?" That seemed to catch him off guard a little, but he poised himself and said, "Yes. I mean no. Well, I was. My wife passed on ten years ago." He cholked up a little, but Anna wasn't detered. "Do you have any children, Bill?" He sensed rising anger in her tone. "Yes, Mrs. Green. A boy and a girl." Now shockingly, he saw tears trickling down Anna's cheeks. "Go be with your children, Pastor. They need you a lot more than I do."

She moved to close the door, but Bill stopped her. Now he saw surprise on her face.

"The church can help you get through this, Anna. We can help you grieve the right way. Please come and see me, and we'll talk."

"I don't need you or your phony church, Pastor. My husband and son are dead, and I don't know why. I would like you to leave. Now."

"Put your faith in God, Mrs. Green. Listen to him and be open to him."

She gave him a wise sneer, and then said, "There is no God." She gave a slight forward wave with her hand and the door slammed shut on its own. She didn't know what Grim was going to say to her that day at the cemetery, but she could put two and two together. She was now a mind mover, and it didn't scare her. Not one bit.

Submitted: July 29, 2009

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Anastasia Starlena

Yipppeeee! I was hoping you would keep going on this. Very well written. I am happy you are writing on with this story.

Take Care,

Wed, July 29th, 2009 4:49am


Thanks a lot, Anastasia. It's hard deciding how I want to approach this one. I will try and make it memorable and hopefully not disappointing. I killed off a lot of characters so I'm going to have to pull out my bag of tricks

Wed, July 29th, 2009 5:50am


Bring it out of the closet and dust it off, that bag of tricks! Start pulling out new and devious plots and characters! I'm ready!
I hate reading these shorts! I get so into it and then it's over! You're gonna have to write faster and longer chapters!
Can you hear everyone banging their cups and forks? "He's back! We want more! We want more!
"He's back! We want more! We want more!"
Good stuff! Now let's rock and roll!
Flash (Terri)

Wed, July 29th, 2009 2:50pm


Wow. It's sweet to see that you are ready for more and are so into it, but please just be patient. This one just got started, and it's going to be a little different from the other ones, so just hang in there. Thanks for reading

Wed, July 29th, 2009 11:29am


i think it will be interesting to see how this to read part two

Thu, July 30th, 2009 3:52am


Thanks so much for reading. I'm happy you are taking an interest in it

Wed, July 29th, 2009 8:57pm

scott 37

Oh and there I was thinking that I'd just come over and start reading these stories, and skip the Grim ones. It would appear that I was wrong huh.

I do like this start though. Flows well.

Anyway mate, while I'm here, I wrote a few tales recently "Tales of the Darce Delta", you just might like them.

Mon, August 10th, 2009 11:21pm


Thanks so much Scott. Yeah it's a good idea to read the series in order, otherwise most people would be lost. Sweet comment, and thanks for reading my story

Tue, August 11th, 2009 5:45am

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