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The Power
Nov 14, 2017
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No Plagiarism!tWXkuWuWXvDMmHELDrhZposted on PENANA

​What in the world? The voice in my head muttered several times as some women calmed Daisy and took her away to a room. Uncle Elias stood at the center, grief burning in his dry eyes. Many people standing in the living room kept staring at him. An explanation…That’s what they wanted. But they didn’t dare ask…68Please respect copyright.PENANAmHVH5dW2WZ
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“I think it’s time we went.” Someone whispered beside me. Jenny…She was calm, almost startlingly so, despite the insanity that was going around us.68Please respect copyright.PENANAEFeqpAT4KC
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“Wait…”68Please respect copyright.PENANAJ4zHM0L2uX
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“Amy...I have something to tell you.”68Please respect copyright.PENANA5kgpu5ORPg
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And she pulled me away. Even as we walked out of the gate, I heard Aunt Daisy’s screams. She was cursing Uncle Elias…She wanted nothing more than to see him hanged.68Please respect copyright.PENANA0KoDzZFZsM
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“Would he do something like that?” I muttered. “I mean…”68Please respect copyright.PENANA3CTomaw6dG
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“It’s understandable that she is a bit…”68Please respect copyright.PENANAj8KqyI13vu
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Again, her calmness frightened me. Her voice was cold and matter-of-fact. As though she knew something that I didn’t.68Please respect copyright.PENANAaWTBHKCrhC
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Did Jenny sense my thoughts? I think she did. Her eyes narrowed dangerously as she looked at me and said. “What's wrong?”68Please respect copyright.PENANAxJaE088sCJ
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"I think I should be the one asking you that question." I said. "What's wrong, Jenny?"copyright protection64PENANA7fdiMaA9b7

"There's..." She began. "No...It's nothing. I..."copyright protection64PENANAVE3TYxPttM

"Blackmail..." The voice whispered.copyright protection64PENANAY7ykPd6sEo

At that point, I completely lost it. I was tired of hearing vague phrases and words, not knowing who was thinking what...It was infuriating - like having only five pieces of a jigsaw and trying to figure out what the whole picture was. copyright protection64PENANAsMDG5pRFz2

"Jenny..." I cried. " What about blackmail? Who's blackmailing who and how the hell do you know about it. Just tell me."copyright protection64PENANANuHQnGoc9R

Jenny took a step back and stared at me, her face white. "How..."copyright protection64PENANAZ7ZysOLyhq

"It doesn't matter how I know. I'm...I've just about had enough. Just tell me."copyright protection64PENANAXKcAqi0iYz

People were staring but I didn't care. I kept yelling at her to tell me, while she just kept staring at me. Someone pulled me away from Jenny back into the house and into into an empty room. copyright protection64PENANAkL32BrIZES

"Calm down." A gentle voice ordered.copyright protection64PENANARE0RcsFY1X

She was an old woman, surely above seventy years of age. Her kind face was full of wrinkles. Her brilliant blue eyes were full of a quiet sense of power.copyright protection64PENANAoYHBz8UzqS

"I'm sorry..." I muttered, awkwardly.copyright protection64PENANA8LDcOfEwfi

"I have never seen the power in so young a person before." copyright protection64PENANAp7WpY9RE7T

 It was as if I was struck by a lighting bolt. I stared at her, trying to at least ask one question but my voice got stuck somewhere in my throat.copyright protection64PENANABwRj8qs20T

"Listen..." she said quietly. "I am going to give you one piece of advice and I want you follow it."copyright protection64PENANAU8EyltOZ04

"Why can I...How..."copyright protection64PENANAhpbeOanGPu

"Girl..." She said gently. "There are some people who are very good at reading others. They can see through lies and deception. they can sense when others are feeling down. They are very good listeners and have a wonderful memory for even the most trivial things they hear.One day they find that they have access to something they shouldn't have. The thoughts and memories of other people."copyright protection64PENANAzr1rL9SdbS

"Why?"copyright protection64PENANA661LFmetle

"Even I don't know. But I do know this...It's not a boon...It's a curse..."copyright protection64PENANAyDDJRsUf8K

"A curse?" I remembered the darkness...The irrational outburst I had just now...copyright protection64PENANAKIbL9WU296

"The power grows stronger every day. It wouldn't be long before you understand what that means. Most go insane, unable to make sense of it."copyright protection64PENANAUgdV1SifmD

"I..."copyright protection64PENANAtUh6E8yyoH

"Here's my advice. Keep to yourself for a few days and ignore the voice. It will fade away on it's own."copyright protection64PENANAj8puTzrOBB

"I..."copyright protection64PENANAVwR8sS0K7m

"Listen to me, girl. Using this power will take a lot out of you. Remember what I said about going insane? That's the best outcome."copyright protection64PENANAoAgFHUOgtc

"What's the worst?" All the information was overwhelming. I wasn't scared but that was probably because my brain was still processing the things I just heard.copyright protection64PENANAYMknheXI3z

"You'll pass out and never wake up."copyright protection64PENANAjY5b6x37ia

To be continued...copyright protection64PENANAtGLKlsFaJ8

Comments ( 2 )

Saberwolf - Some continuity issues I Spotted.

Firstly you clearly mentioned that they went outside to a silent place to have a chat, Then who were the people who stood by watching them.

Secondly Jenny was about to tell Amy something, Why did she pause in between?

Also a little lack of realism, If my friend somehow knew that I was being blackmailed or what not, I would freak out and WOULD NOT let her walk away with an old weirdo. Besides the advice the old woman gives... Is kinda disappointing. I dunno if its just me, but the description was vague, and kinda, felt like you cheated us? I don't know if it makes sense... Uh perhaps it was "Incomplete???"
7 months agoreply

sitalakshmi - First of all thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. You obviously are taking a great interest in my story and I appreciate it.

The scene with the old woman is not done. Neither is her explanation and advice a complete one. It will be elaborated upon.

People just came around because Amy, frustrated and freaked out, was causing a scene. As with Jenny, she was shocked but there is a reason why she immediately did not go after Amy. Jenny paused because she was indescive about telling Amy what she knew. Again...Will be elaborated.

Thank you  again. Your comments are appreciated.
7 months agoreply