Author Archives: Gordon DeLand

About Gordon DeLand

Author, speaker, ex-Navy and ex-preacher and ex-several other things. Grew up in the wilderness of Madison County, New York State. Officially retired, currently residing Chicago but have lived on all four coasts and Hawaii. Maybe someday I'll retire back to New York. But not yet.

Grave Stones – Part 11

Adam froze. “I know my mother.” “Adam… things aren’t always what we think…” “I KNOW who my mother is!” “The woman who raised you was the only mother…” “STOP! I don’t want to know anymore!” “… you needed to know … Continue reading

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Grave Stones – Part 10

“Oh, they believe it all right! But they’re scared. She knows something.” “What could she know? She seems like a scared little girl to me.” “Yes, that’s her. Always asking for help.” “Yes!” “And soaking wet,” Mary interjected. “Yes! Yes!” … Continue reading

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Grave Stones – Part 9

“There you are!” They had just finished their short goodbyes to Miss Esther and Billy when Marydell Piersol came around the corner of church. “I was worried when I saw you both leave. Is everything all right?” “Yes,” said Adam. … Continue reading

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Grave Stones – Part 8

Angela turned to Adam. He was sound asleep, a little drool sliding from the corner of his mouth. She elbowed him and looked back to the girl. She was gone. Impossible! Angela put her hand on the pew, where the … Continue reading

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Grave Stones – Part 7

EXTRA PART TODAY! Adam pulled off the dirt driveway and parked on the grass, parallel with the other cars. Their shiny-new rental looked out of place in the lineup of mostly ten year old sedans and pickup trucks. There were … Continue reading

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Grave Stones – Part 6

Angela whirled, ready to run and almost ran into Adam. “What’s wrong?! Are you alright? What happened?” “I saw her! The girl in the spring! She’s right here in the back!” The three of them—Adam, Angela and Mary—rushed into the … Continue reading

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Grave Stones – Part 5

The bell on the porch of the parsonage began clanging. A beefy, white-haired man in a long-sleeved shirt with a string tie announced that The Official Home Coming Grounds Tour was about to begin. The Spring, the Grove, the Chapel, … Continue reading

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