Hey, everyone! On September 3rd last year (2018), I saw a mysterious road on a road trip. Here are some related blog posts: https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/07/09/a-brave-girl/, https://lilliandarnell.com/2019/04/15/monster-sky/, and https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/04/23/queen-of-earth/. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
Many years ago, a girl named Annabelle (Ann for short) wondered if her sister who was named Marchelle (nicknamed Martha) had seen a majestic bridge like the one Ann was standing next to.
“I wonder what’s over the bridge”, wondered Ann as her soon-to-be-famous imagination and creativity took over. At first, she thought it was an exquisite kingdom with a rainbow themed castle and a beautiful young princess. Ann liked the thought of that.
Secondly, Ann thought that it was a tropical paradise. Suddenly, Ann’s thoughts were interrupted by Martha. Martha said chuckling, “Wow, that’s an awestriking bridge. Did you know that many years ago, I saw a bridge just like it? Anyway, we’d best get home or Mother might worry.”
Ann said, “Yes certainly, sis!” Meanwhile, Ann and Martha’s mother June was making dinner. June thought, “I wonder what the girls are up to this evening.” Just as June finished her thought, Ann and Martha came through the front door.
Ann and Martha said together, “Oooh, something smells good. Mother, do you mind if Ann and I go upstairs?” June thought it was a great idea and said, “Yes, girls. Just make sure you’re back downstairs for supper.”
So Ann and Martha went upstairs. As soon as they were upstairs, Martha asked, “Do you want to hear the story of how I saw a bridge just like the one you saw today?” Ann squealed with excitement and said, “Yes, I would love to hear the story.”
Martha chuckled and said, “Ok, let’s begin.” “It wasn’t very long ago when I too wondered where the bridge led to. So, of course, I set foot on the bridge and walked on into the dark of night.
Soon, I saw a fantastical light up ahead and ran towards it. Suddenly, I saw it was a magical world. I was curious and asked a fairy princess nearby where I was. The fairy princess said that I was in heaven.
Intrigued, I asked her you mean as in the heaven you read about in books? And she chuckled and said yes, that’s the very place we are standing in right now,” Martha paused to catch her breath.
Ann asked, “How did you get back home then?” Martha said, “I just took a magical rainbow unicorn flying carpet back home. Well, that’s the end of the story.” Ann said, “Aww! I wanted to hear more!”
June called upstairs to Ann and Martha. June said, “Ann! Martha! Dinner is ready.” Ann and Martha said, “Coming!’ Meanwhile, a time traveler was watching them and she knew that Ann wanted to cross over the bridge to find out what was there.
After dinner, Martha had a story to write. So Ann went outside to go to the bridge and set foot on the bridge like Martha’s experience. So she skipped, hopped, and ran throughout the dark of night.
Suddenly there was a blinding colorful light. Ann walked right into the light. When she came out of the light, she was in a magical world. Ann’s curiosity led to ask a nearby mermaid where she was.
The mermaid said, “You’re in Mermaid Land, Heaven of course!” Ann said, “Am I really in Heaven?” The mermaid giggled and said, “Yes. Now I can send back home. Would you like to ride on a starfish?”
Ann said, “Yes, please!” By the time Ann got home, it was 4:00 am in the morning. So Ann lived happily. Many years later, Ann was 20 and she had written a story about her journey to Heaven.
By that time, Ann was a renowned published author. Her now-famous imagination and curiosity were written in books she wrote herself.
So if you see a girl named Ann or Anne, there’s a good chance that you might see her. If you see her, be sure to say hi to her.
That’s the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed!