Category: Writing

  • The Hidden Door – Behind the Door

    The Hidden Door – Behind the Door

    Carefully I strained my ears to listen to the footsteps stop just outside the door. I head a little shuffling like someone might be looking around. Then the sounds stopped. Since the footsteps didn’t leave, I thought the person probably stayed there. Suddenly a body thumped against the door, then a soft voice muttered something, […]

  • The Hidden Door – Pulled Back

    The Hidden Door – Pulled Back

    On my way to breakfast, Esther stopped me in the hall. “Cassie, you are doing a great job,” she complimented me, smiling. Her attitude towards me had done a complete flip from the previous day. “Thank you,” I said cautiously. Esther did not seem to notice as she greeted a few of the students heading […]

  • The Hidden Door – Trouble or Jealousy

    The Hidden Door – Trouble or Jealousy

    Before I could stop gaping at Caden, he practically dragged me into the dining room and led me to my seat. Then he started talking with Hunter about hiking trails for the students. I took the time to ponder what he might mean by that question. Finally, dinner started and after dinner, he disappeared without […]

  • The Hidden Door – The Note

    The Hidden Door – The Note

    “Caden owns the castle!” I said sitting straight up in bed, before giggling at waking up still thinking about what he said. Then I thought out loud, “Did I really hear that or did I dream it?” All while I dressed, I kept going over the night before trying to separate reality from dreams. I […]

  • The Hidden Door – Another Full Moon

    The Hidden Door – Another Full Moon

    Another full moon night finally arrived. I went down to wait about 20 minutes before 10 at night. Again the moonlight cast the entry hall in an eerie light. I turned to the picture of the castle. The moon did not reach it yet and it looked normal. As I watched the moonlight creep over […]

  • This Hidden Door – Just Friends

    This Hidden Door – Just Friends

    Amazingly, I slept really well that night. I almost took the necklace off as I dressed but remembered my promise and kept it on. I still had the dream but it actually felt like a dream rather than waking me up with my heart racing every night. Still, I felt the desire to learn more […]

  • The Hidden Door – The Present

    The Hidden Door – The Present

    I could not get that door and the painting out of my head. Every time I walked past the castle painting in the front hall, I looked at it. I kept trying to find the mystery behind it. Esther caught me lifting it up to see if another painting hid behind it. “Cassie, what are […]

  • The Hidden Door – The Full Moon

    The Hidden Door – The Full Moon

    That night about fifteen minutes before 10 pm, I made my way down to the front hall. I did not see anyone else. While waiting I started looking at the pictures on the wall illuminated by the moon. One, in particular, called to me. It looked like a scene out of a fairy tale. It […]

  • The Hidden Door – School Starts

    The Hidden Door – School Starts

    School started. As usual, the school started with paperwork and pre-tests to see how much the children had retained over the summer. The library stayed mostly quiet as only the most studious or book lovers came to browse. It gave me time to keep getting to know the library and the wonderful books that filled […]

  • The Hidden Door – Calendar

    The Hidden Door – Calendar

    Waking up the next morning, I realized I had no calendar to know when the moon would be full. After breakfast, I hurried after Caden before he could leave to help ferry the rest of the students. “Caden?!” I called just before he entered the forest. Turning he smiled, as I hurried towards him, “Hi, […]