"Love and War" Chapter 8 Part 2

Nancy CzerwinskiStarred Page By Nancy Czerwinski, 12th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Max is getting ready to go out to Danielle's farm. He said his goodbyes to his buddy Randal and went back to the rooming house to spend some time with Bobby. He was going to miss everyone in town but when the roads were passable he would come back to visit.

Thursday evening

Max was sitting by the fire in the living room. It was warming up outside but there was a chill in the air this evening. The fire felt good. Max was tired but he enjoyed sitting in the living room with Miss Renee and Bobby. Bobby was looking at a picture book and Miss Renee was putting together a new quilt. Max wanted to remember this evening because life would change once he went out to the farm. Bobby would be going home soon with his dad. Max felt sorry for Miss Renee because the rooming house would seem empty without Max and Bobby.

Long night

Max went to bed and tossed and turned for awhile before he fell asleep. He was dreaming that he was floating through the sky. The scene was beautiful but he was searching for something. One minute it seemed like he was in the clouds and next he felt like he was floating on water. By the time he woke up he was drenched in sweat. He had no clue what the meaning of the dream was but one thing was for sure he was exhausted. It was time to get up and start the day. He looked around his room. It was a plain room but it had become home. The picture in his mind would be with him forever. He would remember everything about the room down to the dust bunnies in the corner.

One day closer

It was Friday morning and Max would be leaving on Monday morning. He never realized how hard it would be to leave the people behind that had secured a place in his heart. Max never thought of himself as a sensitive man. He smiled when he thought about his feelings. He surely inherited them from his mother. She was a gentle soul with a heart of gold. She was like a butterfly soaring in the wind.

Walking through the neighborhood.

After breakfast Max decided to take a walk around the neighborhood. He promised Miss Renee that he would stop at the meat market on his way home. It had reopened a week ago. He cut through the park where he'd found Bobby and then he checked in with Miss Jane at the food pantry. He talked to his buddy Joe for a little while and then left to finish his walk. He went passed Randal's place and waved at his daughter. She was outside with a friend. His last stop was the butcher's shop. He picked up a package of ground chuck for Miss Renee and headed back to the rooming house.

Changing Times

Times were changing. The war was behind them. The world was welcoming peace. Max's buddy Joe had mentioned this morning that a road crew would be coming to the area soon. It would take time but before long there would be cars on the road again.

To be continued

"Love and War"
"Love and War" Chapter 1 Part 2
"Love and War" Chapter 1 Part 3

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Butterfly, Changing Times, Feelings, Peace, Road Crew, Truce, War

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
I'm a mother and a grandmother. I love to write and be creative. If I can make one person smile I've done what I set out to do.

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author avatar Retired
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Another well deserved star!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Jessica, thank you so much for the wonderful comment.

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author avatar Shamarie
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Congrats on the star page, Nancy! Well deserved! I am glad you are back writing this tale!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Shamarie, thank you for such a wonderful comment.

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author avatar Utah Jay
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Dear Nancy, forgive me for my absence as I have been away to a conference, but I can't wait to get caught up on my reading. I love it, the amount of well deserved stars you have been getting...Good on you.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Utah, I always miss you when you are gone. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment. You are the best!

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author avatar writershirley lopez
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you for the great story

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you writershirley for reading my story. Blessings to you!

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author avatar Retired
13th Apr 2015 (#)

You are sooooo creative! And racking up those stars!

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author avatar Sherri Granato
15th Apr 2015 (#)

Yikes! I am so far behind. A sensitive, gentle soul. Max is simply adorable! I have had those dreams where you float, and then you jump awake because you start to fall.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
15th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Sherri for the awesome comment. I've had those dreams to and they do give you quite a jolt when you wake up. Max is a gentle soul. I love him. I will have to write another story just to keep him in my life. LOL

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author avatar Sherri Granato
15th Apr 2015 (#)

Congrats on you gold star!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
15th Apr 2015 (#)

Sherri, thanks so much!

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author avatar Sherri Granato
15th Apr 2015 (#)

Congrats on you gold star!

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author avatar Kingwell
15th Apr 2015 (#)

What a terrific person Max is! I just hope all goes well for him! Blessings.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
15th Apr 2015 (#)

Kingwell, you are so kind to follow Max along his journey! Blessings to you today and always.

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author avatar Carol Roach
16th Apr 2015 (#)

keep them coming I am anxious to have Bobby reunited with this family

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
16th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Carol and I think you will like the last part. I'm working on it now and it makes me smile. Blessings to you!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Apr 2015 (#)

High expectations here Nancy - you cannot let us down now! siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Siva, thank you so much for following along. My goal here on wikinut is to make people smile. I hope that I am succeeding in that. Blessings

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