Rexanna loves old books and antiques so she was eager to help her mother and grandmother comb the attic for treasures from the past. They uncover hidden family history that sets Rexie on a journey to uncover more “memories floating on the winds of storytelling.” May this 4500-word short story perfect or the holidays, lighten the hearts of all ages as it encourages families to reclaim the past in order to transform the future.
Lisa Wroble writes mainly for or about children. She's published 30 nonfiction books for children and teens and over 1500 articles on a wide variety of subjects from science and history to self-esteem and literacy.
She also writes fiction and co-authored, with John Fishwick, 2 books in a suspense/adventure series with hints of late-life romance. John Fishwick is a scientist and businessman who runs a high-tech materials company. In addition to writing fiction he's published a technical book and more than 50 technical papers.
This is a multi-generational story and I wanted to show Rexie with her grandmother heading up to the attic together to claim the "must keeps" before the old house goes up for sale. But Nana has another reason--answers to something she remembers from her childhood packed away in the attic.
The Story Bundle
Nana turned the wobbly handle of the attic door and they were blinded with late afternoon light streaming through the large dormer windows. “It’s time, Rexie. That’s why. Time for me to move along. Time this old house became someone else’s responsibility. And time to solve some family mysteries. The answers are up here, I’m sure of it!”