The Burwell House Mysteries - Part I

Burwell House
Burwell House

As I lie sprawled out on this beautiful mansion yard, I was so thankful. How did I get here? I felt so blessed. The June sun beat down on my pale white skin. The green grass felt good on my bare arms. The smell of the grass brought me back to childhood memories on Lake Lure in North Carolina. The grass smelled like hay and it catapulted me back into time. The mist of the waters below me, filled my spirit with joy. The creek ran right out in back of the Burwell house. The waters were rushing fervently and the white caps seemed to be grasping out in reach of me. There was no shortage of water to be sure, since the creek looked almost flush with the bank that I lay on.

Just last week as I took the final Psychology test, I dreamt of this day. The day I would arrive at my summer job adventure. I was so looking forward to this new experience which led me to the historic Burwell house. The college semester was over and I felt more relaxed today than I had the entire academic year. My Psychology studies were becoming more overwhelming and tense. I had countless papers, tests, Psychology club involvement, writing for the school paper and working in the student union, part time. This left very little time for college socializing which is an important aspect of the college experience. This summer would be a much needed respite from the busy life of a student.

I had met a handsome young man in my Social Psychology class. His name was Ron Meyer. He and I hit it off right away. He was a red headed man, speckled with freckles. We both had a passion for Psychology and talked incessantly about any and every subject associated with it, especially the para-normal. We had become consistent study partners early on, in the semester. It felt nice to have such a good male friend at college. I felt so safe with Ron. He was the type of man any mother would want for her daughter.

© 2011 Laura Rogers


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Para-normal,eh,will be anxiously awaiting part two Healing Touch.;)


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Mentalist Acer

Thanks for coming by. Here we go..............


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Ahhh - this is a new venture for you. Can't wait for more!


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Poohgranma,

Your the inspiration for this series. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed yours.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Very interesting so far. On to part 2.


Marcella Glenn 5 years ago from PA

The series has been very interesting.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Interesting! When you said the dreaded word, "Psychology" my heart froze. I hated it at college, but "paranormal?" Eeek!

We're on our way.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Twilight lawns,

I laughed hard at your cute comment. Paranormal. EEK. Thanks for coming by


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Marcella Glenn

I am so glad you have liked this. Fun fun fun.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Fay,

I am so glad your into this. Thanks so much


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

GRRRR... I am so into this hub then boom.. You tease... Okay popcorn and part 2... Talk to you shortly!!!!


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Mrs. J.B.

More popcorn around every series. Make sure to bring your butter and salt.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Absolutely. I am so looking forward to part 5. I am really enjoying this story. Ms. Nora Roberts the second...


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

This sounds like a very interesting series, I have been so caught up with everything that I had hardly had the time to do any reading.

I like the way you describe everything makes visualising so much more easier. Moving to part 2.


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Kavita Trivedi 5 years ago from London

This is so good I am hooked! I am reading the other parts as I type this


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Kavita Trivedi 5 years ago from London

This is so good I am hooked! I am reading the other parts as I type this


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Absolutely beautiful descriptive prowess, healing touch. Just so relaxing...and the observations about college and the stress...needing a social outlet...and meeting a young man...off to #2..truly beautiful writing, HT. UP Awesome, Useful, Interesting,


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Lucky Cats

I am so happy you like this. I hope you read the whole series. Still adding chapters.


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

I am loving this series, laura.. fantastic! you've incorporated all of our (people...us...we) fantasies, questions, experiences, "reality" and the concept of quantum physics...or, should I say, Quantum reality and the concept of our ideas of it...and more...lovely pictures; I really appreciate your relationship (or the characters' relationship)...to quote the Eagles, "everything, all the time...:

All UPS all the way I've read 17...awaiting 18


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Sneha Sunny 5 years ago from India

nice....need to go through all the parts. Sorry I don't comment frequently. I don't get much of time, you see. Moving on to the next part... :-)


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful story. My brother was a Psychology graduate too. God Bless You.


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Arren123 4 years ago from UK

Lovely story, need to read the other parts too now, tweeted and voted up Laura :)


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan

Interesting beginning .. my major in college was social-psychology. Sounds like the main character is headed for an adventure.

Been off the hubs for a while but now I'm back and ready to catch up with all my friends.

Look forward to reading part two.

Blessings!

Mekenzie


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Interesting... very interesting

Awaiting part II


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Healing Touch 4 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

rahyul0324

Thanks so much. Part 2 is next and 30 more, please read...


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

This story and the Victorian house reminds me of the summer after I graduated from high school. I was living in an apartment complex dedicated to students of Glassboro State College in NJ. I wasn't an attendee, but wasn't on the lease, so I was able to contribute to the rent that my collegiate roommates had to pay. I used to lay out in the back yard soaking up the sun and some Seagram's 7. The house shown above housed several partying, very handsome male students. It was a good time!


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Healing Touch 2 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Hi Bravewarrior,

Sounds like you had fun in that house. Funny it is so similar.

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