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”
Chapter 25: Special
“I’m going to sell my house,” Farkas said to Verloren who was in Waldmeer for the weekend working on her gardening project.
“What?” said a shocked Verloren. “No, I like coming here.” Continue reading “Waldmeer: Being Saved, New Beginning”
Chapter 22: Fear
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?” 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.” Continue reading “Waldmeer: Body”
All the characters in Waldmeer are symbolic parts of us. Some characters may have a bigger presence in us. Some may be completely dormant but we will, nevertheless, recognise them all. Continue reading “Waldmeer: Character and Place Summary”
Chapter 19: Daughter
“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 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.” Continue reading “Waldmeer: Healing”
Chapter 15: North Country
“What do you mean she’s not here, Erdo?” said Maria. “You told me that no one would take her.”
“Of course, no one took her,” said Erdo. “She left of her own accord. She said that she wanted to go to the North Country and visit her friends in the Garden of Garourinn.”
“But I want her back.” Continue reading “Waldmeer: Retrieving Amira”
Chapter 11: Noble
Maria was turning twenty-one. It was more than four years since her accident. Her mother, Lucy, noticed that she seemed to have aged many years, particularly, in the last few months.
“Truth be told, at twenty-one, she knows more than you and I will ever know,” Lucy said to her husband. Continue reading “Waldmeer: The Call To Love”