Good morning! Welcome to "Morning Musings".

Musings: to meditate, think, contemplate, deliberate, ponder, reflect, ruminate, reverie, daydream, introspection, dream, preoccupation, brood, cogitate.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gabriel's Tale - Chapter 10

As you may have noticed, if you've been a faithful follower of Gabriel's Tale, I changed my mind again and waited to post Chapter 10 in November.  That's because I've decided NOT to post the last chapter of the story here.  Chapter 11 will appear in December, but Chapter 12 will have to be read on  The Adventures of Poetry & Gabriel Blog.  I'm moving everything about Poetry and Gabriel to their own blog because I want to share the whole story there, as well as story #2, and the stories I hope to continue to write.  I also hope to have Poetry's website (which I created in 2011) fixed and up and running so you can read the prequel to Gabriel's Tale when Gabriel was still a Snowman.

Last month I left you with Gabriel drifting off to sleep after Theodore befriended him (after attacking him) promising him he'd show Gabriel how to find a ride to Edinburgh the next morning.  Here are excerpts from Chapter 10. . . .



Chapter 10 – Edinburgh?



The driver starred, then smiled and crouched down and called Gabriel to him with an outstretched hand.  “Come here boy.  Don’t be afraid.  I had a wee Westie just like you when I was a wee lad.” 


##


“Listen, why don’t you come with me while I make this delivery and maybe the store owner will let you have some water and a bit to eat.  Then we can head back to Edinburgh.”  Edinburgh?! Yes! Gabriel pranced about in his excitement.  “Well, now,” the man said, “aren’t you a happy wee fellow!”


##


Gabriel jumped out and stood by the warehouse door contemplating what he should do.  True, I’m in Edinburgh, but I have no idea where to look for Poetry.  Should I go with the man?  Or should I head off on my own?  The man is very nice, but what if he puts a leash on me.  I might never be able to get away to look for Poetry.  He had to take the chance he had now to leave and continue his search.  Gabriel felt a little sad about leaving the kind man, but when he thought of how much he missed Poetry and how far he’d come, he knew he’d better get going. 


When the man returned to the van and saw that Gabriel was gone, he shook his head.  “I guess the wee fellow had somewhere he needed to be.  I hope he’ll be all right.”  He walked to his car as light snow began to drift to the ground for the second night in a row.  When he got home he told his wife and children about the wee white dog he’d found in Hawkshead, but who had decided to continue his journey on his own.  The children in turn had their own tale to tell.  It seemed they’d met a family in town at the park who had a cat that ran away.  They were posting flyers all over the city.  It was a Calico cat and her name was Poetry.


❤️Take Joy❤️

10 comments:

  1. Oh, the tension mounts! I look forward to seeing the new, and revived, blogs up and running so we can continue on Gabriel's adventures!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great to hear. I get goosebumps when I get to this part and I know how it ends! πŸ˜€

      Delete
  2. Oh I do hope that Gabriel and Poetry will soon find each other! Sarah x

    ReplyDelete
  3. They must find each other! I hope we aren't let down, Cathy. Very smart to give Gabriel and Poetry their own special blog. ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You know they will for sure! Love always wins out. ❤️ On their blog they will blog about their day and other thoughts they might have--with lots of photos.

      Delete
  4. Agree 100% with Deborah. The tension is getting truly palpable! Can't wait to find out what happens next! Installments really are the best way to tell stories, aren't they? Reminds me of the movie serials my Dad told me about. How each week the kids would wonder what was going to happen after having seen episode X the previous Saturday. He said they'd all make their guesses & sometimes argue their own views back & forth a little. Then the week would CRAWL by until the next Saturday rolled around & they could find out what happened. Good storytelling. Not to mention a great way to keep those movie nickels coming in! Nickels - can you believe that? It cost my parents a nickel to go to the movies every Saturday as kids. Last time I went I think it was $9-10 [each!] and we didn't even get popcorn. We each bought a big old candy bar at the grocery store beforehand. I had a Three Musketeers [my fave]. I'll have to get one & save it for the next Gabriel installment. Hope you're getting a little more color down Maryland way. We have a LITTLE more here, but it's still not what you could EVER call bright. Oh well. Take care & have a great November anyway! Peace... 🍁

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Janet, I love you story about going to the movie serials. We bought a big screen TV years ago and rarely go to the movies now--only if I can't wait for the DVD. That way we can make our own popcorn and watch a movie with our slippers on in our recliners!

      Yes! We are finally getting some color--not on the mountainside yet, but along the highway. We put away all our outdoor furniture yesterday and brought in my potted plants. When the time changes this weekend it will finally feel like winter because it will be dark when we eat supper. Waaaa....😒

      Delete
  5. Oh I am on the edge of my seat. I want to know..and love the sketches --especially the expressions on Gabriel's face...love the dialog too of the Englishman. Hope the next chapter comes soon. It is a prize winning story for sure, and children all over the world will love it..esp ones like me! ha ha Merri

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comments! Please note: To prevent spam comments are published after moderation.