Bess’s Magical Garden

I have been back to work this week on revising my book.  Here is a bit from my a historical middle grade book. I am going to be getting good at rewriting.

Bess’s Magical Garden

Bess woke up late with the sun streaming through the window, bathing the room with sunshine. She yawned and stretche, as she looked around the room with a window seat in the bay window. They got here late last night. It had been a trying few months for Bess. She had worked hard at her physical therapy, but still had to wear a brace and use a crutch.

A few minutes later Mom breezed into the room saying, “Rise and shine, my dear.”

“Don’t want to,” Bess grumbled, raising her hand to brush her tousled, reddish, blond hair out of her eyes.

Mom smiled saying, “Would you like breakfast in the garden adn then do some sight seeing?” She walked gracefully to the closet to get out clean cloths, leaving the scent of jasmin behind her.

Can’t we have breakfast here?” Bess asked, sleeply. What was Mom thinking, and didn’t she know it was too difficult? Megan always dropped in before school, and thhey had breakfast together. It wasn’t fair that Mom wanted to move.

“Get up and get dressed,” Mom said firmly. “Won’t it be fun decoraating your room?” There will be all kinds of fun things to do this summer.”

“What is the point? There isn’t anything to do without Megan,” Bess grumbled, rubbing the sleep from her eyes.

About mhembroff

I am the author of Bess's Magical Garden, a middle grade novel, The Mystery of the Hidden cabin which is the sequel to Bess's Magical Garden and picture book Gramma Mouse Tells a Story. I am the member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Writers Guild of Alberta. My series The Ghostly Encounters and other short stories can be found on, listed in the short story section. I have been an avid reader since early childhood and has always been imaginative. It wasn't until my children were growing up that I started taking writing classes and put my creations onto paper. When I'm not writing I like to paint, draw, work in the garden and spend time with my pets and family.
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1 Response to Bess’s Magical Garden

  1. nelle says:

    Nice compact story, from lament to light, quickly. 🙂

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