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Life Eludes Him

Written By: Jen Suits
Published by: Devine Destinies
ISBN #:978-1-77111-825-5
Word Count:8897
Page Count: 44
Heat Level:
Price: $1.99
Available in: Adobe Acrobat, Palm DOC/iSolo, Microsoft Reader, Hiebook, HTML, Mobipocket, Rocket, Epub, Sony PDF, Sony LRF

    The room displayed a huge, dank, stone fireplace in the center of the back wall. To the left was a door, possibly to its sister room. Between the other door and the one I currently stood in was a large, thick table of some kind of dark wood. To the right, and more centered in the room in front of the fireplace, were a throw rug and a couple of sitting chairs. This room was the most elegant thus far.

    A broad, crystalline chandelier hung in the direct center of the room. Looking at the walls of the room, my gaze fell upon a portrait. Intrigued, I entered the room and walked toward it. The flashlight’s beam completely revealed the oil painting of a woman in a medium blue, ruffled dress. She sat with her left shoulder most predominately forward. Her hair, curled in locks around her bare neck and shoulders, fell around her head and framed her face. She looks just like me.

    Bemused, I stepped back from it as if I feared to be eaten alive by its sublime meaning. Who is this lady? Why does God make unrelated people look exactly alike? So enthralled I was with the woman in the portrait, I was startled when the room lit up and glowed with warm lighting.

    “It has nothing to do with God,” a deep voice retorted, flat and smooth.

    I spun.

    The handsome man strode toward the table with a surprising grace. Solid as he seemed, when his tunic-like shirt touched the edge of the table, it went through it.

    He’s a…

    His presence, not the chandelier, lit the room. It changed everything from rusted, worn, broken and aged to shiny, smooth, bright and new. The fireplace flared up into a roaring blaze, burning wood that, a moment ago, was ashes. The rug and all things within the room lit up with sparkling brightness, clean and new, rich in colors and reflected vivid contrasts.

    He’s a…

    My vision blurred and my feet dropped out from under me as I fell.

     

    When the desire for life and love surpasses death...

     

    A man finds love anew when he meets a woman several hundred years later. A different time for each, both wrapped up with intrigue for one another. They develop a friendship that withstands their differences. Plagued by his past full of hurt, a local ghost haunts the rooms of a dilapidated mansion set in the recesses far from modern civilization. Plagued by the normal every day humdrum, she takes on a case to survey an old, time worn mansion. Her interest is piqued. Armed with tidbits of the building's history, she steps over the threshold and into adventure.

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