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Still Searching
By William Bonilla
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2005
Last edited: Monday, January 31, 2005
This short story is rated "PG13" by the Author.
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My second short story
My son was busy
So I drove my grandson, a hyper eleven year old prodigy,
To basketball practice, at a local college, He entered the gym, I stayed
At the lobby watching television, An hour into the practice,
He came out for a brake, a drink of water and to see how I was doing,
I continued watching television.

After a while I nodded into a deep doze, I was disoriented when a Handyman
Rattling a bunh of keys, woke me up, all the lights were out,
He inquired, what I was doing there so late? I explained, I had escorted my Grandson, to basketball practice, He said sorry pop, Everyone is gone,
Oh Lord! Where is my grandson? I ran outside, the area was isolated, My car
Was gone.

I remembered it was very cold, when we arrived, now it seemed it was much warmer, It was still dark, Darker now and very late, a low moving fog, was crawling into the area, One can see the mist, moving slowly near the corner street light, As I walked away from the college, the handyman waved goodbye, he retured into the building, making a log entery of the incident.

In the morning, when The Head custodian arrived, he read the log book, as he did every morning, this time, He grabbed the log book and marched right into the Dean's office, So the Dean may read this one special report, after reading it, the Dean lowered his head, closing his eyes as if in prayer,Shacking his head, from side to side, The head custodian asked him, "Sir who was that old gentleman"
The Dean walked to the window, looking out for a moment, that seemed like an eternity, He turned to face the Head custodian, almost in tears and tried to explain, that the old gentleman, was his grandfather.

He passed away, in our lobby, one night, some twenty years ago, while waiting for me, during one of my basketball practice, when I was a kid.

By: William Bonilla


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Reviewed by Inspire Hope
William I really enjoyed reading "Still Searching" and found it rather interesting! I am glad that I stopped by! be encouraged.

Much Love,
Reviewed by Sophia Ann Montoya
I read several of your stories. You write with a gentle rhythm, very pleasant. Thank you for visiting my page. How did you happen upon it? A friend of mine (Eileen Granfors-published writer) was unable to find my page even though she was the one who recommended that I join If you are so inclined, I have other stories posted on my BLOG at Wishing you a variety of dreams that turn into great stories.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
A good write, enjoyed it very much. Sorry about the wrong impression on the other 1st story. You made it clear to me now.
Reviewed by Joyce Devenish
This is a very good story. I wrote a silly poem about a ghost in my old computer. It is a photo of a ghost. It can't be seen at normal size but enlarge it enough and there is a boy standing next to my daughter. There were no boys around that day. So there is a ghost in my laptop. We can't explain it any other way...Regards JDM
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Wow William, this story is excellent ! I have also expierenced visits from beyond,( spirits , ghosts ). Once visited by one ,, you Never forget.....m
Reviewed by Patrick McCormick
Very touching. I enjoyed this
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
(Gasp!) Still trying to catch my breath...very emotional write, William. So glad I get around to reading "Stories"!!

Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath

"Still Searching"

William, this is an incredible story, I loved it!
Is it really true?
I have to know!
Great, and sensational write.

Thank you for sharing,
take care Gwendolyn
Reviewed by TERESA CROWE
oh my gosh, this is a touching story. i liked it
Reviewed by Edgar Blythe
Perty neat. I like it.
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi
Ooh, what a beautiful nolstalgic write, Wlliam! What an ending!

God bless,

Reviewed by Denise Edwards
"Sniff", this is so touching! William, you re a great writer! This really touched me, and the ending is right on cue to make the reader smile in surprise!
Reviewed by Shoma Mittra
heyy william! that was good. a great twist in the tale! :-) shoma
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
great story, bill; thanks for sharing! well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Pier Tyler
Fantastic story...
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
Yes you did end this one with a twist. Interesting concept here.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
wow a twisting end!!

Yip sometimes we lose track of time gone by!!

Love Tinka

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