Across the Room and Into the Fire, Pt. 1

In case anyone missed parts 1 through 5 of this story, I’m re-posting them, to be followed by the parts 6 and 7 in a few weeks. Hope you enjoy.

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This is a love story that has no end.

When I was very young, my family didn’t have much in the way of money. By way  of illustration, here is an early memory—

I was crossing the street with my mother and younger brother. My mother was holding both of us by the hand. In my free hand, I held my “toys”. These were cut-outs from a newspaper ad, pictures of dolls of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Werewolf, and the Mummy. We had almost made it across when I dropped my toys, broke free of my mother, and dashed out into traffic. The paper cut-outs were stuck to the wet road and I was trying desperately to free them, my mother was screaming bloody murder, and my little brother was laughing. Luckily, a meter maid was there to grab me by the ear and haul me off to the curb, using…

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15 Responses to Across the Room and Into the Fire, Pt. 1

  1. Still a captivating read. Keep them coming 🙂

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  2. jac forsyth says:

    Never go into the attic.
    I adore your style of writing, and great to see you posting this again, I missed so much the first time around.

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  3. Ameena k.g says:

    I enjoyed reading this. Looking forward to finding out what was found in the attic, although I have my suspicion 🙂

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  4. inesephoto says:

    Great story, thank you again.

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  5. Monochrome nightmares says:

    I really enjoyed this the first time Oglach.
    It’s a wonderful piece of writing.

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  6. Very much looking forward to the coming posts. It took me a long while to come back to read parts 1 to 5. I’m so glad I did. I had a few gasps and a few laughs.

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  7. Read it again and loved it, again… 🙂

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