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The Brook That Held Many Secrets-released Oct. 18th
Saturday, August 14, 2004  6:27:00 AM

by * Twilah

Young Adult/Teen
Story about a young boy that is about to face a crisis in his life, and finds a secret down by his beloved brook, that helps him go through it.

David left the house that day in early April to see if the brook had shed all its ice, settling in for the warm and sometimes hot summer. His parents, being much overprotective, had never allowed him to venture beyond the brook’s boundaries. He didn’t understand that. After all, he’s nearly ten years old. He started down the hill, slowly at first, noticing how wet and slippery it was from the melting of all the snow they’d received that winter. He was glad he’d worn his boots, but then again...he wasn’t afraid of getting wet. He’s a boy! As he approached the brook, he noticed the beavers had built a makeshift footbridge that crossed the brook. At the same time he felt himself starting to slip. He was losing his balance and tried in vain to keep his footing. But unfortunately he lost the battle and went sliding head first along the dirt bridge, and landed on his face…on the other side, the forbidden side of the brook!
For a long while he just lay there in the cold snow-mixed mud. He felt the wetness seeping into his boots and making its way down the front of his neck. Everything seemed so still. And then from the distance he heard his mother calling to him.
“David—David--where are you?”
David lifted his face from the muddy ground and wiped the dirt from his eyes. As they began to regain their focus he could hardly believe what he saw. As far as he could see there was nothing but velvety green grass, and tall straight trees with fully leaved branches that seemed to beckon to him. Everywhere he looked there were beautiful flowers in all different shapes and colors. He was in awe of this strange and wonderful land. He saw a movement from beyond the row of trees, and started to get up on his feet, when he heard his mother calling him once again.
“David, you had better come right home this instant!” He recognized that tone of voice. He also knew once his parents discovered he had gone beyond the brook (even if it was involuntary) he would be in big trouble. Glancing once more through the trees, and feeling very disappointed, he vowed he’d be back to investigate things more thoroughly as soon as he got the chance. But for now the important thing was to get back up the hill before his mother found out where he’d been. He had all he could do to keep his footing, slipping along the way. He saw his mother standing in the doorway with a worried look on her face, which immediately turned to anger when she took one look at him….

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