Tuesday, February 3, 2015

WE ARE INFINITE Stories: The Night Grandpa Stopped By - Healther O.

Greetings everyone and welcome to another installment of the WE ARE INFINITE stories and giveaway! I'm so grateful to be able to do this and to share stories that remind us all of connection and our intrinsic worth.

Now, before we dive into today's tale, let's have a quick refresher on what's happenin' 'round here:

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Today's story is from Heather O., who tells us about how her grandfather cared for his family even after he was gone.


The Night Grandpa Stopped By

The night my grandfather passed away, my father had a dream about him. He dreamed that he and grandpa were sitting in the kitchen of his childhood home, eating breakfast and talking. All of the sudden, two men showed up at the door and told him that grandpa had to go with them. He grabbed him, pushed past the men, ran to the car, and sped off. The two men gave chase, but they were able to lose them. Then, the car started sputtering, it was out of gas. They jumped out of the car and ran through a field, to a house on the other side. They broke inside and looked for a place to hide. Then, he suddenly remembered his wife and kids, and became afraid the two men would come after them, too. He told grandpa to hide in the coat closet, and to be very still. He left grandpa there when he went to find the other members of his family. Once he had located them, and made sure they were safe, he went back to find grandpa. When he got back to the house, the closet, where he had left him, was empty. He ran around the house, frantically calling out for him, but didn't get an answer. Finally, he went into the kitchen to find a phone, but found his dad and the two men, sitting at the table, drinking coffee.

Grandpa smiled at him, then, looked at the two men and said, “I’ll be along in a minute.” They looked at one another, nodded and walked outside to wait. Dad wanted to speak, but said he couldn't make his mouth move. Grandpa went over and gave him a big hug and told him everything was going to be okay, it was time for him to go, he was tired of running. Dad wanted to scream, cry out, beg the two men to let him stay, but he wasn't able to move. “I’ll be watching over you. I love you all,” was all he said before he turned around, walked out the door, and went with the two men. Then, dad woke up.

I like to think that Grandpa came to him in a dream that night to try and ease the pain he knew dad would feel over his loss.

That's wonderful, Heather, thank you so much for sharing.

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Kelly Wyre enjoys reading and writing all manner of fiction, ranging from horror to romance. She used to work in advertising but is now happily chained to her writing desk and laptop. She believes she's here to tell stories and to connect people with them. She's written several novels, novellas, and short stories and has no plans on stopping anytime soon.

Kelly relishes the soft and cuddly and the sharp and bloody with equal amounts of enthusiasm. She's a coffee addict, an avid movie lover, a chronic night owl, and she loves a good thunderstorm. Currently Kelly resides in the southeastern United States.

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Outer Banks bookstore owner Hyacinth Silver Fox has a secret millennia in the making: her soul was magically entwined with another, and at night she dreams of every lifetime they've ever spent together. The rules of their magic are simple: Hydee always knows her lover, but he, or she, doesn't remember her. It's up to Hydee to find and make her soulmate see they are destined for each other, and this lifetime is no different, but there's one problem: her soulmate is Theo Monk, heartthrob actor and Hollywood's sometime-infamous badboy. Hydee's hope of reuniting is wearing thin, but she has no idea how dire the situation really is.

Because meanwhile in California, Theo Monk is losing his mind. Anxiety and paranoia rule his life, along with his on-again-off-again girlfriend and her entourage. When fear and frustration push him to an edge, Theo cuts and runs as far from his problems as he can without knowing Fate's giving him one last shot to unite with the only person who can help him. Hydee and Theo must save one another before hope runs out and Hydee's despair and Theo's fear keep them apart forever.


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