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Monday, November 30, 2015 by Barb

Thanks again for all your help and suggestions!

Thanks, especially, to Deb Alexander for her extremely empathetic reply. You are today’s grand prize winner and will receive a free book when it comes out :)

So this is how I ended the paragraph:

My head hurt. I rubbed my neck and checked my watch. Four o’clock. Gritting my teeth, I pushed myself out to the garage, collected the stack of picture frames from the trunk and the remaining manila envelope, and returned to the kitchen.:

My heart sank as I rummaged through the pictures. What had I expected? A treasured memento? A letter from Grandpa? I wasn’t sure. I just knew I felt emptier than . . . I couldn’t find the words . . . The void was all consuming, sucking life, itself, from my soul.

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