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Monday, June 2, 2008

The Haunting of Ruby Shane (part 1)


The boy down the road still mows the lawn though I can't pay him. The roof needs fixed but who can afford it now. The boy used to come in the house and look for me..But he only looks at the kitchen window now when he is finished with the lawn.


My husband killed himself 2 years ago after finding out he had lost his job of 20 years. He went to the barn and blew his brains out. A single shot to the temple. I heard the shot and found him on the barn floor. I have never had a loss like that. My world has never been the same.

My kids are grown and gone..

And I roam this house day and night alone...

I see the kids play outside through my windows, and yet when they see me they seem afraid. I would never hurt them.


The electricity was shut off long ago. But, I still have a pump in the kitchen for water.
But does a ghost really need water?

A work of fiction
By Nita Barrow- Zimmerman
{ i took the pictures of this house way out in the country}
Song tonight, The Blower's Daughter
1st video, 1st clip

28 comments:

Our Red House said...

At first I thought you were talking about yourself. What a moving passage.


Is that the start of your book? If it is I think it is very moving and powerful.

Kate

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Kate: Thank you! It is the begining of a story I am writing.
xoxo Nita

Serendipity said...

I thought you were writing about yourself too. What a great writing!

Thank you for stopping by.

Kate said...

Sounds like a movie idea to me. It certainly does grab your attention!

Donna said...

Build on the idea! What a good book it would be!hughugs

Just Joni said...

Oh my, I got goosebumps...is this a house near you? It really goes well with the story...great photos, great story beginning ~

I love that you are writing and exploring your imagination...it's good for the soul.

have a good day friend ~

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Very chilling, Nita. Excellent writing.

Annette said...

LOVE IT!!! I remember this house when I lived in a town, I was probley 2 grade and we use to think this house was haunted, and we'd ride our bikes by it and stare at it, and do would you believe to this day I like to hear storeys of things like that, so most diffentley keep writting, at first I too thought you were writting about an experience you had, very good.
Hug's 4 ever
Annette

Missy said...

Great site, Nita! I'll also buy your book once it's released!!!!!!
Hugs~ Missy

Jann said...

Your first paragraph really draws the reader in . . . you have a gift.

joan said...

Okay,

I started to read this and was saying oh my goodness. Great start to a story, pulls the reader right in and when I go to buy a book if the first paragraph doesn't pull me in, I usually don't buy it. Love it. Good luck!

Vickie said...

I'm so glad to see you are writing! Girl that is fantastic. When you finish it, I would love to read it. Nita, I just love your talent! That's a story I would definitely buy!

Love and hugs
Vickie

Mimi said...

Wow!
what a great work of fiction...
you are a gifted writer, and I am glad to see you are expressing that talent in such a great story...
it will be a great book...One that I would love to read...
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

A bird in the hand said...

Very good, Nita! I look forward to reading the whole story. I'm partial to ghost stories... xoxo

Classic Charm said...

Nita,
Wow, you are a heck of a writer - keep it coming that was awesome!
Hugs,
Rose

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

serendipity: Thank you..
xoxo Nita

Kate: Thank you so much. I would love it to be a movie.
xoxo Nita

Donna: I am taking your advice.
xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Joni: I took this picture out in the country about 12 miles away from where I live.
I thought it was odd that the lawn was still mowed and the house was so broke down. But I saw that soomeone still came and checked on the property from the shed being open. And that someone had been in the house.
Thanks for the compliment. It is good for the soul.
xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Susan: Thank you so much.
xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Annette: Every town has a house like this, dosen't it? It does make the imagination run wild.
Sending you hugs, Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Missy: Thank you! xoxo Nita

Jann: That is very kind of you, thank you. xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Joan: That means a lot to me. I do try to pull the reader in with the first paragraph. Thank you.
xoxo Nita

Vickie: Thank you for your encouragement! I am so happy you like it.
Sending you love, Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Mimi: I hope it turns into a book. I really like the story line so far.
And thank you...You are very kind to me.
xoxo Nita

Colette: I am partial to ghost stories too. And thank you..
xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Thank you Rose, I am glad you liked it. And thanks for the compliment.
xoxo Nita

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

More more more!!!!! Yay Nita!!!!! I love that you are writing, do keep sharing, I would love to hear more :)

Hugs,
Dena

Cherdecor said...

I am sitting here crying!!!! UNTIL I read the comments and realized it is just a story. I was ready to go get that lady and bring her to my home. It was tearing my heart out! Honestly! I am going to have to go pull myself together! I am sure that this story is true. . . somewhere. I have seen those women. I have seen those houses. It gives me chills.

Debbie in NC said...

Nita! At first, I said What? and then you had me...how many of us are alone and wondering what to do...

Keep writing! Fabulous! I'm heading to Part 2!!

Bunny said...

Oh My!!! I just popped into your blog and started reading I was overwhelmed at your anguish. Then I read on and discovered this is a book you are writing. Now I am not a reader but you got me hooked on this. I am a sewer and quilter but I love to listen to books on tape. Very well done.

Joanne Kennedy said...

OMG! You must must must finish this book. I would be the first one to buy it. You sure do have a way with words. I've never met anyone who could write like you.

Blows me away.

Hugs,
Joanne

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