Writing Prompt: Heaven and Mouse

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you.

Writing Prompt: Heaven and Mouse

Beatrice shuffled slightly and then opened her eyes. She was confused. She didn’t feel any pain in her body at all. The stiffness she felt in her bones for years weren’t there either. She didn’t even feel the ache of her bladder begging to be released. She sat up and looked around. Nothing looked familiar at all. In fact, it looked like she was in a waiting room of sorts. She was just pondering what was going on when somebody approached her. 

“Mrs. Smith?”

“That’s me. Please, call me Beatrice. Where am I?”

“Okay, Beatrice. I’m more than happy to tell you where you are. You just have to promise not to be alarmed. Can you do that for me?”

“I can try.”

“That’s all we ask. You are in Heaven. You passed away in your sleep. Welcome. We are so glad you are here. There are many people just beyond the door that are so happy to see you again.”

“This explains so much. I woke up for the first time in years with no pain. I thought it was a miracle. I guess, in a way, it is. My poor Vivian. She will be so heartbroken. I was all she had left.”

“Don’t worry about that, dear. She will find love very soon. A woman will come into her life and sweep her off her feet. Her name will be Evan.”

“Oh dear. I always knew that she liked boys and girls. I was so worried that that would keep her from getting into Heaven. I never told her that. I loved her for who she was.”

“I’m glad you didn’t. We accept anybody who has accepted their savior into their heart and practices being good all of their lives. Vivan has done more than we could ever hope. Her heart is pure. Enough worry. Leave that here. Are you ready to cross over to the other side?”

“I am. Thank you. Please look after my Vivian.

“I will.” Evan told her as she guided her to the other side with a smile on her face. “Blessed be. May you finally find peace.”

******

Vivian woke with a start. She had had a strange dream. It wasn’t a good dream, but it wasn’t exactly bad either. She sat up and tried to recall the dream. 

It took thirty minutes. By the time she hashed it out, she bolted up off the bed. She frantically got dressed almost knocking her pet mouse off the dresser as she did. She frantically apologized to the mouse and left the room bolting down the hall and to the door. She barely took the time to lock the door before she bolted toward her car and started the engine.

She drove as fast as she could to her mother’s house. She knew in her heart it was too late. Her mother was gone. It had been coming for years, but the pain of it was just too much to bear. She pulled into her mother’s driveway and quickly got out of the car. 

She let herself into her mother’s house and made her way straight to her mother’s bedroom. She found her mother’s lifeless body and fell to the floor in shock. She couldn’t believe her dream was accurate. Did she actually see her mother in Heaven? Did she actually hear her mother’s last words. She couldn’t comprehend any of it. 

“Vivian”

Vivan looked up in shock. She was surprised to see the woman that her mother had been talking to. She just kept staring at her. She couldn’t believe her eyes. This woman had been visiting her dreams for many weeks.

“I know you.”

“Yes. You do. I am Evan. I’ve been trying to prepare you for a while before your gift manifested.”

“My… gift?”

“Yes. You have the gift to communicate with the dead.”

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