Tuesday, September 15, 2015

No one knows . . .

. . . who I really am.  And I’d like to keep it that way.  They know me as Greta Dorn and that is . . . or was . . . my old name.  But now I’ve taken that name again for a lot of different reasons.  I was once infamous under my married name and that brought me nothing but heartache and grief.  I wanted to leave all that behind.  Those are years I’d rather not remember. 

The only important thing now is to stay incognito until I can get what I came for.  That’s the reason I came to Snowflake, Vermont.  I live a very quiet life here and I avoid any nosy questions to the best of my ability.  Everyone thinks I’m just shy and nervous, and I guess I am, but it’s because I’m terrified I won’t be successful in my search. 
Emily Rathbone at the library has hired me to do some part-time work and that’s just perfect. 
It suits my needs.  I can move around town and meet people, but no one really notices me.  Most of all I can avoid the people who knew me a long time ago and would do everything they could to stop me.  Emily is very kind.  She really never asks any questions about my life and she leaves me alone to do my work. 

You see, I’m searching for someone.  Someone who was taken away from me and now my life has become all about this search.  It’s consumed every waking minute of my consciousness for five long years.  But now, I have new information.  Don’t ask me how I got it, that doesn’t bear telling, but I’m sure I’m on the right track.  

I just need to stay undercover.  No one in the village could possibly discover who I once was and I certainly don’t want anyone here to find out my former name.  It’s only important that I'm successful because I intend to get back what was stolen from me.  And God help anyone who gets in my way.  OnIy death can stop me.  I think if you read all about my journey in Ladle to the Grave, you’d completely understand.  

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