Writing Prompt #2


Writing Prompt: Grandpa part 1

Great-grandpa Searcy
The first memory I have of my great-grandfather really isn’t  memory at all. I have been told this story a million times, so much I can “remember” it happening. I was one, shiny cloudless blue Missouri sky. It was summer, so around June or July. My great-grandfather, a survivor of D-day, was trimming branches off a big tree in our back yard (some people say he was actually mowing the lawn). I was up on the deck with mom, aunt and great-grandma.
The house sits half on a hill, and half not. The garage is under the house next to the basement, putting the deck six feet off the ground with a short landing to break up the stair climb. With a concrete slab at the bottom. The railing on top was red, and the slats were tan or a light brown color. Spaced far enough apart that a small human couldn’t fall through, but this day something went wrong.
I was a big grandpa’s girl and was crying because nobody would let me go down there and “help.” I must have shook the slats or something, because one came loose and I fell through. I don’t remember the fall or the sound of my skull cracking when I hit the ground but I can see grandpa appearing above me and picking me up.
That’s all I have been told. Except after I fell, great-grandfather put up lattice work in an attempt to stop further accidents. Years later, my great-grandfather is gone and the house belongs to someone else; but the porch is still there. The lattice work is gone and the porch had been painted yellow, but the boards are still the ones he placed there. No one had fixed the porch and you can see the bottom wood waiting for another accident.

#BookReview: RSVP From Heaven by Marie Saint-Louis 4.5/5

Overview: Marie is a world renowned Psychic Medium and her book is a collection of events and parties where she did readings.

Opinion: I have never had a reading done, but believe there are those out there who are gifted with abilities to speak with loved ones that have passed on and/or have visions of possible futures. Reading about Marie’s experiences intrigues me because she talks about how she prepares for her sessions, how the environment can effect her readings and how anyone can do what they set out to do. The events she chooses for this book take us on a journey that allow the readers to see how she goes from being shy with little confidence to being less shy and more confident in the end. She is helping people with her gifts in different aspects of life and enjoys doing it. I love the cover, the book and her work. Also at the end of each chapter she adds spiritual tips for your own session with a Medium or Psychic that I thought were interesting. My favorite chapter was one about Halloween, she goes to events sponsored by Playboy, Maxim and Hustler for a long weekend. A girl asks to contact her grandfather, whom she had comforted until he passed. That is something that resonates with me as I would love to talk to my great-grandparents, and grandparents again. It does rank a 4.5 out of 5 simply because there were a few missed editorial errors and sadly the back cover was misaligned so part of the words were cut off, but not bad enough that it is unreadable.

Recommend: YES!