Waldmeer: Eraldus

Chapter 30: Money

Gabriel sat down on Maria’s bed as he had done many times in the inner city house they were now sharing with Charlie and Mary in Eraldus. “I know you are trying your best but you really need to earn more money,” said Gabriel. “Our first six months lease is up and they have put it up a lot.” As he had originally suggested back in Waldmeer, Maria set up the veranda as a healing space. It wasn’t lacking clients. Most days people knocked on the house door asking for the healing girl. She listened to their problems and helped them with their healing as much as she was able to. “You have lots of clients and they love you,” said Gabriel. “You should be making lots of money by now.” He paused and thought he sounded too materialistic. “I just don’t understand it. That’s all. I never see you buying anything for yourself. Where does your money go?” Continue reading “Waldmeer: Eraldus”

Waldmeer: Body

Fear

In Waldmeer:

Charlie and Maria were headed for the Post Office, in Waldmeer, one lovely, sunny morning. Their sunniness was interrupted by a lone, male voice and snickering.

“You still kissin’ girls, Charmaine?” said the boy-man.

The intention was to insult. However, Charlie would have felt it was more insulting to be called Charmaine. No one called her by her real name. She turned to see who it was.

Charlie groaned to Maria and said under her breath, “Those idiot boys.”

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Waldmeer: Healing

Daughter

In Waldmeer:

“We are seeing you every weekend, at the moment,” Lucy said to Verloren.

“Yes, I have made an ongoing arrangement with Farkas,” said Verloren.

Maria’s ears picked up. She didn’t have a good feeling in her stomach.

“I am doing a project with his garden,” said Verloren, “and I am going to use it as a feature in one of our magazines. I come to Waldmeer every weekend now as there is a great deal to do and I have very big plans.”

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