Elizabeth [Ghost-Story, A]

Elizabeth, twin-brother Noah & best-friend Jennifer walk-home barefoot having-attended 1843 Christmas-Eve celebrations at the Henry J Fate Flour-Mill. Twins are tragically-killed in a 'road-traffic-accident'.

Opening-scene; standing on the dirt-road [NO-pavement/sidewalk] a few steps away from the stone-wall entrance of the Henry J Fate Flour-Mill, camera moves-past gate-keepers [night-watchman’s] wooden-hut [on the right-hand-side] across the cobble-stones toward & through the school-room window.

Moving forward to the table nearest-lectern camera focuses-upon Jennifer & her best-friends Elizabeth & Noah listening-intently to their-employer reading closing Christmas Carol paragraphs... ‘God bless-us everyone’.
Closing the book Henry thanked the children for attending the modest flour-mill seasonal-celebrations; standing quietly, the children dutifully lined-up, thanked Henry & wife Zoë as they collected a token-bonus of nuts, flour...

Walking-home barefoot Jennifer fell-behind a few paces, holding the Royal Oak wall for-balance as she brushed the soles of-her-feet to remove stones that had been hidden under the light-dusting of-snow.

Standing upright she caught-sight of a pair-of-horses impact Elizabeth & Noah, their bodies falling-lifeless on-the-road.

Tolling of single church-bell; screen fades-to-black.

We move to 21st-century with Valerie standing by the Royal Oak wall, husband Allan walking-up behind wife of 30yrs.

Elizabeth is hidden-from-view...

Alive-&-mortal Elizabeth & Noah get to live in the 21st-century.


33. Peter-Letter [1] [wip]

Peter sat at the dinner-table with mom-&-siblings slate-&-chalk to carefully-write what he would-later transcribe with-pencil in-his very-best handwriting:

My name is Peter & today September 11th 1866, was nice, I recited the 12-times-table in-front-of the-whole-class. We watched the video-of mom chatting-to-Ashley this-afternoon on mom's-laptop; I wish we had 21st-century-Internet today. 

Watching our descendants is a-privilage & so-strange; the Australian-accents are easy-to-understand.  Mom said you sent ballroom-dancing copies to Ashley; we have watched lots-of-times & each-time it-gets better-&-better.

Obviously we do NOT have-electricity so mom uses the solar-panel to recharge; moms best-friend Jennifer watched with-us & she-too tells-stories about-the-future.  She brought a silver-disk known-as-a DVD containing a-movie Dangermouse; it is so-funny, we all-laughed.  Animal-drawings instead-of-people; Dangermouse is-a secret-agent helped-by his-assistant Penfold.

Jennifer was wearing a beautiful wrist-watch; not-even Mr Fates wife Zoë has-one.

Jennifer confided she-is a white-witch, discovering 'her-gift' having emigrated-to New York in-the-USA.  Jennifer may travel-through space-&-time which-is-really-cool &-how we-now-own the really-funny DVD.

Jennifer brought something-called a memory-stick; onto-which she-copied a-series-of 'monologues' from each-of-us; we have our fingers-crossed they arrived-safely.

Oh; Jennifer asked I inform-you the stranger standing across-the-road when you saved my mom's & uncle-Noah's lives was Jennifer, all-grown-up.

Love & best-wishes.

Elizabeth checked & carefully-folded the priceless-letter, placed within an-envelope, signed-&-dated before-being carefully-stored in her secret-place.  

Elizabeth knew letters written-by her-children would be appreciated by Valerie a century-&-more in-the-future.

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