#SnippetSunday “I’m completely engulfed in Grandma’s story.” #Bookish #Romance

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I’m re-posting a story which I started a many years ago. It’s written in first POV, which has been a challenge to say the least. So, some of you may know the story already, but I’d appreciate constructive critique ☺

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After placing the photo back into the diary, I over carefully turn the pages. After all, this little book is almost twice as old as me. Then the name “Konrad” jumps out at me. Grandpa! I swallow hard. It has to be him. I bless mum’s heart for teaching me the old German alphabet, Fraktur, which makes the reading so much easier. I trace each line with my finger and within seconds I’m completely engulfed in Grandma’s story.
“I received word from Konrad today. Finally the postman had a letter for me. I was hardly able to open the envelope my hands were shaking so much. It was wonderful to hear from him, but he’s doing it tough. He’s in Greece and it must be a beautiful place. They travelled through the Austrian Alps to get there. The way he described the mountains, the snow-capped peaks reflecting the sun, towering over him, it made him feel humble. The children loved hearing from him and him describing the scenery. They miss him. And so do I.”

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6 thoughts on “#SnippetSunday “I’m completely engulfed in Grandma’s story.” #Bookish #Romance”

  1. I was unfamiliar with the word ‘fraktur’ — thanks for teaching me a new word. I think of this kind of font as a generalized type of Gothic.

    1. Thanks Aurora … hmm … I’d better make that important part a little clearer 🙂 He’s in Greece during WWII

  2. Another interesting excerpt from the diary although as Aurora says, why was he away from home on this trip? But I love it when questions like this arise because it certainly makes me keep reading! Great snippet…

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