The Keeper gave an angry roar – Silver Threads

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The Keeper gave an angry roar – Silver Threads

The Keeper of the Scale saw the thoughts in Drew Bishop’s mind and smiled. It was a good thing to see a father watching over his child, a thing that deserved to be rewarded. He took a large rose-colored stone from the pile and placed it on the happiness side of Drew’s scale.

For a moment the scale found perfect balance and then without a visible cause sorrow began to outweigh the new stone. Without lifting it from the scale, he rolled the stone over and examined it carefully. On the bottom, nearly hidden from his all-seeing eye was a splattering of small dark spots. They appeared to be growing larger by the moment, spreading, connecting one to another and coloring the underside of the stone an ominous gray.

How can this be? The Keeper wondered.

His great eye traveled down the spire of the scale and found at the bottom a silver thread twinned around the base.

He followed the delicate thread across the landscape. It traveled first one way and then the other, touching nothing until it came to a spot where it was caught beneath another scale; the scale of Eddie Coggan.

The Keeper gave an angry roar and lightning snapped across the sky. In all his centuries of watching over the scales, he had never before encountered such an injustice. He railed at the power above him, but was helpless to change the pathway of the thread. 

For the first time since the dawn of mankind, The Keeper tried to remove the stone he had placed on the Scale. It wouldn’t budge. It had grown so heavy that not even his great power could lift it.

There was nothing he could do to change the course of events. Everything would happen as it had been destined.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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