#MarchWritingChallenge – Day 3 – Do you believe in magic? When have you felt it?

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This March Writing Challenge of thirty-one questions is hosted by Marquessa, with questions from Alexandra Franzen‘s100 questions to spark conversation and connect.

All are welcome to join in and a list of the questions can be found here.


Magic as in abracadabra? No.  While I do love a great illusion and took several trips in the 80s to see the shows of David Copperfield, for me it’s simply entertainment.

However, that doesn’t mean I don’t believe there are things science cannot explain.

Early in the summer I was fifteen, I dreamed of my maternal grandfather’s death and funeral service. It struck me as weird since he and I weren’t close. There were no ill feelings or anything like that. I thought my grandmother hung the moon and the stars, but could take or leave Granddaddy.

I didn’t tell anyone and forgot about it until six weeks later when the call came about Granddaddy dying from major heart attack at home.

From that point on, everything unfolded exactly as I’d dreamed. The trip from Michigan to Mississippi. The things which were said by some family members at the viewing and service. Even the dress I wore to the funeral which was not the dress I’d packed, but a dress Mom bought in Mississippi to go with the family theme and color scheme. (They do stuff like that for EVERY family gathering.)

But still, I kept my mouth shut.

It was weeks later in the fall when I finally told my best friend, Barbara, who to this day, forty-six years later, still calls me “Witchy” or “Witchetta.” Almost thirty years would pass before I told Mom… after my grandmother’s funeral.

It also took me weeks to sleep normally again, because while I never believed I was responsible for Granddaddy’s death, I didn’t want to dream of losing another family member… perhaps someone closer to me.


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3 thoughts on “#MarchWritingChallenge – Day 3 – Do you believe in magic? When have you felt it?

  1. Ivypadre says:

    Thanks for sharing. Best statement: things that science cannot explain. I have learned to listen to my intuition. In my early twenties, I walked into an office for the first time and knew i had seen that office and those people before, even though it was my first time. I have stopped trying to understand why I see some things before they happen.


  2. There are definitely things science can’t explain, and dreams are strange like that. I can relate to getting dreams like that and it scared me at first. Though, I kept having dreams and/or premonitions like that and seeing other things happen that ended up happening in real life, I never got used to it. Thanks for sharing with us.


  3. M says:

    Now that’s the story! I do believe in dreams foretelling the future. I’ve had a few like that as well. As a kid growing up I had tons of episodes of deja vu which always freaked me out of it and I never told anyone. It still happens to me from time to time, as if I’ve been here before and I know what someone’s going to say before they actually say it. Strange how your post reminded me that.


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