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16 Responses

  1. jenny_o says:

    Oh, Shelly, what a wonderful story, and masterfully told. Not something a person would ever forget, is it?

  2. Shelly says:

    Ah, thank you.

  3. Joanne says:

    Jenny_o is spot on on the essentials. A great coincidence in a faraway setting.

  4. Jess says:

    Goosebumps!!! I love it.

  5. chlost says:

    What a fun story to read. The setting, the people, the mystery. Love it. Thanks, Shelly.

  6. Pearl says:

    That gave me chills, Shell, true chills.

    “…just like you like it…”

    Who knows? Really. Who honestly knows?

    Pearl

  7. sharyl strong says:

    I love it, the mystery and blurred reality…

  8. It’s not often that I read a piece twice. Nicely done.

  9. What a surreal experience.

  10. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    This sounds like a fascinating place. I’m enchanted and curious now.

  11. sweffling says:

    I had to read this twice it was so enthralling. Beautifully told, with a really neat turn at the end. Like others, I found the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. Thank you both very much, one for the story,the other for hosting it.

  12. Friko says:

    A fascinating tale.
    Will there be more? Did Shelly return to find out what happened?

    I don’t normally like ghost stories but this is a cut above the usual efforts. Entirely believable.

  13. Diane says:

    Shivers. You gave me shivers! Masterfully told!

  14. Wow, Shelly, surreal. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m not so surprised at your experience, though. Your writing has always revealed a deep, empathetic understanding. You connect with people, they (we) connect with you. There’s so much we don’t understand, but i’ve lost enough to understand you never totally lose anyone.

  15. logo™ says:

    I had intended to just do a little reading and lurking but I had to pop out to say,
    wow, great tale, and wonderful told.

  16. Shelly says:

    Thank you ALL for your kind comments. To answer a couple of questions, we did not get to go back, although I do hope to return there next year, so perhaps there will be more! And Chicken, thank you, friend. My father in law passed away a few weeks before we left for this trip, and my mother in law passed away a few weeks after we returned. There is much we don’t understand. Pearlie- I told you it was bizarre! And Jocelyn, you are the best. Thank you.

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