After Dark - Chapter Fifty-Two

After Dark - Chapter Fifty-Two

A Chapter by lawrence bear

Julie's letter


            My dear Gregory,


People have come to believe, you and the rest had become victims of the wolf beast but not I, I strongly believe you are still alive as you hunt the horrid animal. The town since had sent for a hunter of some sort, a gamesmen of some sort. Paul has had his run in with this gentleman and he has rubbed him the wrong way. He has since been wild and fearsome. He comes home late at night, at times drunk, other times… I don’t know who he is. I am terrified of him; it is why I have left him. I can’t take it anymore my dear Gregory. I am scared he might harm me or bring death upon me if I stay. I no longer love him, my feelings have changed. It’s those eyes of his that scare me. They are not his and I feel uncomfortable when he is around. I know what I say and write may sound absurd but since the search crew discovered the grizzly bear and the remains of your horse, it is assumed the blood shed is from the bear, which is why this other hunter was called upon. He walks about proudly as if he has already killed the beast. Paul dismisses anyone who had come to the house to ask questions, he is angry with the town. They have given up on him with no warning. It struck him hard when the man showed up here unannounced, I know Paul was looked to as a great hunter; and it angers him so as I have seen it, I have felt it, and his ego has been burned. I am not sure if he knows I have left, I do hope he understands, but how can I love him when he has become so distant. At times he refuses my touch, my chest hurts me so, and why does it hurt? I feel as though I have lost my faith some, but I pray to God asking for strength. I pray for you. I must regret to inform you, if you have not already heard, since the finding of Mary-Anne. I am so sorry for your lose Gregory; I know you must have love her so. I hope for your return soon, as I tell you now, these arms will try their best to comfort you in your time of need and yours mine.


Folks say it was the bear that took your Mary-Anne, but I think otherwise. Bears do not howl, whatever this thing is, it is still out there.


© 2013 lawrence bear

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Added on June 11, 2013
Last Updated on June 11, 2013

After Dark


lawrence bear
lawrence bear

Fisher River, Northern Manitoba, Canada

Thank you for visiting my place of work, I hope you enjoy what you read. I do try my best to entertain. My imagination runs wild at times, but I love the freedom. more..


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