#FF — End

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Silver moonlight led Mary to Johnny’s grave. The cold steel in her pocket was as chilled as the swirling mist. Tears stung her eyes. Hugging the wet marble, cheek pressed against his name, Mary’s wracking sobs disrupted the still air,

Johnny! My boy! My baby boy!”

Pouring out every last sorrow from her being, she now lay inert in the wet grass.

Midnight approached.

Mary’s trembling hand clasped, then raised, the pistol.

An icy invisible hand clenched her wrist.

You know, I used to dream of you, Dad, and I sailing together. Go to him, Mum. He needs you.”

 

 

Part 1 of the story from two weeks ago.
Part 2 of the story from one week ago.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the effervescent host of Friday Fictioneers.

68 Comments Add yours

  1. kristin says:

    I came from A to Z and got caught up in your continuing story! What a good ending. And the typewriter giving her that note. Glad I found this.
    Finding Eliza

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much for reading, Kristin, and glad you found the story through A2Z 🙂

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  2. Sadje says:

    I like where you went with the ending.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  3. Nobbinmaug says:

    I knew it wasn’t suicide! However, I did not guess that twist. Who’s in the grave? Dang it! Even the resolution is mysterious. Nice trilogy.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nobbin, Johnny is in the grave. His ghost typed on the typewriter and his ghost stopped his mother from carrying out his ultimatum. Even ghosts can have a change of heart. Thank you.

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        Oh! Sorry. My mind never goes to the supernatural.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          No need to apologize. It can be wherever your imagination takes you.

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  4. ceayr says:

    When a ghost saves your bacon it is time to take stock!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re right. Thanks for reading and commenting, Ceayr.

      Like

  5. neilmacdon says:

    I wonder if she;ll listen to the ghost. I wonder if she should

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Now that’s a curveball I hadn’t considered!

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  6. Mike says:

    I did not expecting the end, a icy grip indeed

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading, Mike.

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  7. memadtwo says:

    That’s a good son. (K)

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  8. Oh, what an ending! Nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  9. Well, I guess sometimes a spirit’s gotta do what a spirit’s gotta do!
    Well done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ I love your comment 🙂

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  10. badfinger20 says:

    Well I’m glad she was saved. Good ending Lisa

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you.

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  11. trentpmcd says:

    Great way to wrap it up.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Trent. I didn’t have the heart to do otherwise.

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      1. trentpmcd says:

        I get it, the end of last week’s episode seemed pretty grim…

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  12. Carol Anne says:

    Awe I love this! This is so nice! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you very much.

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  13. Dear Lisa,

    It just wasn’t her time. The emotions in this are tangible and go straight for the heart. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you. You’re right, it wasn’t.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Namy.

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  14. Nicely done, is this the third and final part? Or is there more to come? Great take

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think it’s finished for now. Glad you enjoyed the series, Shrawl!

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  15. pennygadd51 says:

    Do you know, until I read the comments, I hadn’t realised that the ghost had stopped her suicide? I had the idea that the ghost had egged her on to finish the job.
    My bad.
    I’m glad Mary didn’t kill herself.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you read the comments then 🙂 I didn’t have the heart to let her go. She may have deserved it — but Robert didn’t.

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  16. Dale says:

    A satisfying end to your trilogy!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dale!

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  17. I enjoyed the story from beginning to end. An intriguing conclusion, though it leaves a few unanswered questions, which is always nice too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Brenda, glad you enjoyed the story and thanks for your comments 🙂

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  18. Anonymous says:

    It ends with a teaser. i guess there’s more to come from this story. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Maybe at some point, but for now let’s let the couple work on healing together 😉

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  19. plaridel says:

    It ends with a teaser. i guess there’s more to come from this story. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I guess you must be “Someone”? Or you’re in a mind meld with “Someone.” 😉

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  20. granonine says:

    Spectacular ending! I love the friendly ghost 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      No matter what else transpired, he loves his birth parents. I think he was angry before but realized he didn’t want either of them to die. So glad you enjoyed the story, Linda.

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  21. Sandra says:

    Spiritual intervention of a different kind.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, exactly, Sandra 🙂

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  22. I’m glad he saved her. Her time will come, of course, just not now.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Haha! Of course it will!

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  23. draliman says:

    I hope she listens to him…

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  24. pvcann says:

    And yet more surprise, so creative and the story is very moving.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Yes it is. I feel it is somebody's story.

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      1. Lynn Love says:

        Sad that she had to find a reason to go on outside herself, but thank goodness she was saved

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you for your insightful comment.

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      2. pvcann says:

        Yes, I have a sense of what you mean, it is not just yours, it is real.

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  25. A thought-provoking ending, and cheer to the heart. Good job.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Eugenia.

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      1. Oh, Lisa, this is a very powerful piece of writing. I think the ending is perfect which leads me to believe there’s more to come.
        Isadora 😎

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks very much Isadora. You never know when Robert and Mary (and even Johnny) may be revisted 😉

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  26. magarisa says:

    What a weight on her conscience for three decades! A poignant, atmospheric piece, and an excellent ending to the story.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you again, Magarisa and glad you enjoyed the story 🙂

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  27. subroto says:

    Helping her beyond the grave, nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Subroto, glad you enjoyed the end.

      Like

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