Notes from An Alien

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Friday Story Bazaar ~ Tale Forty-One


What Grandfather Said, Just before He Died…

by
Alexander M Zoltai

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We—all nine of us—stood in silence, watching him breath with effort…

Then, he spoke:

“You understand? This must be a special time—so much suffering—so much potential—a time like no other…

“You must strive—strive intensely…

“Perhaps… Speak… hope to enlighten a few who… could enlighten a few more; and… on and on—all seeking a wider allegiance…

“Perhaps… make what appears so earth-bound become a clear symbol of higher planes of… bliss…

“Perhaps… attract higher powers to infuse the quest with grace…

“If possible, all this could reduce the onslaught of calamity—turn it to vapor—find only a feeling of unity—be at oneness…

“If possible, receive the protection of the ages—the firm anchor from… Paradise…

“Perhaps, if possible… see a banner of love, a flag of fellowship wave in the celestial breeze…

“Perhaps… Truth will bring this to pass and wash clean your minds—give a bounty, unbelievable to those looking only down…”

And then, he passed………

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