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

Submitted: July 28, 2009

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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.


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