Hi everyone! This blog post is chapter 3 of my new story, The Adventures of Samantha Edwards.This chapter is called the return… I also have some news… I’ve made the official book cover! This is the non-coloured version, as the coloured one is a surprise! I hope you like this chapter, here it is.
“Gran… How is this possible? I thought you were de-” She paused, she couldn’t say the word. “Dead, oh Samantha you’re always full of wonder and curiosity. Of course I’m dead, you didn’t think I was faking it did you?” Samantha was confused. “Wait, who are you, I mean if you’re dead then how are you here?” Her Grandma pulled one of her faces, the one that’s telling you “Come on, really.” As if she should know the answer. “I’m the spirit of your Gran, which is still me, but I can float around and give you good advice.”
Samantha glanced down, that’s what she would do when she was thinking, and thinking she was doing indeed. “Alright, I have a few questions before you start telling me about what I should and shouldn’t be doing. So, was it you who wrote the note?” Her Gran looked puzzled, as if she knew nothing about it. “Note, what note? The last note I wrote was to your mother to buy you some new socks because those other ones looked so Edwardian. Oh, and before that I sent a note about-” “Alright alright, that’s enough, I get it, you haven’t wrote a note in a while; but if it wasn’t you… who was it?”
Her Gran pulled Sam so that she was facing her, then looked deep into her eyes. They were full of wonder, and hope, and her Gran could tell that she was homesick. “Look Samantha, I said I was here for advice so it’s time I gave you some. Follow me.” Samantha was full of wonder. “Wait, where are we going? I still have things I want to ask you like- Gran, where are you? Oh, wait up, I’m coming!” They ran through endless fields, the sun shone bright again, it felt like a fairy tale- that is until her Gran stopped running. “Why’d you stop? You tired or something? I’m not, I feel like I could run a million miles!” She suddenly stopped then turned to her Gran, she looked very solemn. “Gran, is everything alright?” Her Gran just stared at her. “You said you had questions, right. Well, once we get in I can answer them all. It’s time you know the truth.”
Her Gran took out a key, but it was glowing, and it had her name engraved on it. “What’s that?” Sam asked, but her Gran put her finger to her lips. “Look this isn’t to be told to anyone, no one can find out.” She started to whisper something, Samantha could barely hear it but she soon worked out what it was. It was the chorus to her Grandma’s song, the one she used to sing to her. It went “See the stars float by, on this cold winter night. Let not be the one to know, you’ll soon find the key of gold.” Key of gold. Was that the shining key she saw? Samantha had always wondered what that meant but never got the courage to ask.
The floor started to rumble, and three hedges moved to a side, just like it was a gate opening. Samantha saw so much that she was dumbfounded. But one thing in particular stood out. “Is that, what I think it is?” Her Gran nodded. “You have to talk things out. Go, I’ll be fine. I need to go for tea with the other spirits any minute now. Stay safe Samantha. Remember, I’ll always be with you.” Samantha smiled. It was time to go home.
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