The Wishing Map 28

Have you ever moved from learning about another’s burdens to helping carry them? If we don’t share one another’s burdens, are we fully alive?

Mitch Teemley

Wishing pix-Title-(framed)

Note: To read The Wishing Mapfrom the beginning, click here.

The Wishing Map

Chapter Seven: B’frona (Continued)

Previously: Gina learned that the 11 year old B’frona had lived alone for several years.

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B’frona crossed to the lonely little bed and sat down. He picked up a book and caressed it. Gina sensed that, like she, he had books for friends. Perhaps only books. She sat down next to him; they remained silent for several minutes. The little dragon stood staring out the pane-less window.

“How long have you been alone?”

B’frona did not answer. Instead, he picked up an exquisitely crafted book and, in a barely audible voice, said, “She read this to me. It is all I remember of her.” The hand-set block title page read: Tales for Mothers to Tell. Below was inscribed “to my darling boy” in careful calligraphy. The volume was filled…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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One Response to The Wishing Map 28

  1. Daal says:

    Very sweet – love seeing the art of story in action

    Liked by 1 person

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