Little Orphan Emmi ~part 2!~

(psst – you might want to read Part 1 if you haven’t already!)

IMG_5023My breathing slowed down a bit from my tense, rapid inhale and exhale of oxygen, exhausted from running. My heart stopped beating so intensely, and I calmed down. I didn’t know long it had been since I escaped from Mrs. Annigan, but it was long enough for me to calm down, I suppose.

IMG_5024There it was, not that far away! The two tree that marked the sides of the home where Mama and I lived before she sent me to the orphanage since we weren’t coming along too well.

But something did not seem right as I neared the two trees. Something missing. It was pretty obvious what was missing to me.

IMG_5025The house! Oh, what happened to the homey wooden house made out of a few boards and not furnished at all? It might not have been considered a house but mama and I were together, and though we went hungry some nights we were happy.

IMG_5026All that lay there was ash and one half-burnt piece of wood.

IMG_5029I fought back burning tears as I sat upon the board. Had the house burned down…with mama insi–

“NO!” I yelled audibly. “NO! I shan’t believe it, not a bit of it! The only reason I’m living is the hope that Mama is still alive. She has to be!” I spoke those words boldly, trying to make myself believe them.

IMG_5030I stood up and took a deep breath. No what was I going to do? I could always go back to the orphanage (and face what awful punishment awaited me), but what if Mama was still alive-“WHICH SHE IS.” I told myself strongly– then I’d have to go find her! No matter what poverty we’d suffer, we’d suffer it together. Forever and ever. And if we perished of hunger, we’d have everlasting feasting in Heaven.

“Oh, that’s now way to live!” I decided miserably. “Life has to have more meaning than that.”

IMG_5031All of the sudden, I heard a voice! “The old Peterson place? Yeah, that burned down days ago.”

I turned my head toward the voice but could not find the person.

IMG_5032“Who goes there? Show yourself!” I demanded.

To be continued!


By | 2014-05-12T08:55:52+00:00 May 11th, 2014|All, Photostories|13 Comments

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  1. Sophie May 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Part three pleeeeeeeeesssssssseeeeeeeee!!!!!!

  2. Mayah and Izzy May 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    THIS PHOTOSTORY IS SO CUTE!!!! It kinda reminds me of Caroline like when the Germans kidnaped her Father so she went looking for him. Can’t wait to see the next part!


  3. Kelly♥ May 11, 2014 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    PART 3 OR RIOT! Just kidding. 😀 Wel’p, I’m pleased with this!
    Hey, Madi, (so sorry for being off topic again! 🙁 ) but…on iMovie, do you have an option to let music play louder in silent clips, but get quieter in talking clips? It’s for my AG stopmotions and My Little Pony, Wild Kratts, and Thomas and Friends trailer. Again, so sorry. Please forgive me. 🙂

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison May 12, 2014 at 8:51 am - Reply

      LOL! I’m so glad you like it!
      Oh, don’t worry! It’s fine! Yes, you can make any clip or music play louder than another clip. There is a little setting icon when you go to click the voiceover you want to be louder than the music. Click the icon, go to audio setting, and make the volume louder or quieter depending on what you want. You can also make other clips go silent or quieter in that voiceover option whenever the voiceover plays over music or another clip.
      Hope I helped! That’s totally fine! 😀

      • Kelly♥ May 12, 2014 at 8:58 am - Reply

        Thank you! 🙂 I’ll have to look more into iMovie. My uncle is a computer expert, so maybe he could help me get it. I’m so excited for my stopmotions! 😀

  4. Grace AG Lover May 12, 2014 at 8:30 am - Reply

    NOOOO! Cliff hanger D:
    You have me worried!!!!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison May 12, 2014 at 8:52 am - Reply

      LOL! Don’t be worried! Part three is coming up later today if the weather’s good! 😀

  5. Molly and Madison
    Molly and Madison May 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Oh no! It’s raining! I guess I can’t put the third part up today, girls. 🙁

  6. Mia And Madeline May 12, 2014 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    WWOOOOWZA! TALK ABOUT CLIFF HANGER! Can’t wait for Part 3!! jknuygjufhh HIYA! ITS ME MADELINE AS IN MADA-LINE. I L-O-V-E-D this once again!!!! Peace!! Kay, Maddy is gone now..BUT THIS is a great picture story.

  7. Leigh May 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Can’t Wait for Part three!
    With nothing new lately at AG, we decided to created more fun sleepover doll bunk beds!
    Mother’s Day was a very crafty day!
    We’ve updated our site too,
    Leigh & Kathleen

  8. Molly and Madison
    Molly and Madison March 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    *Sniff, sniff* I miss doing these series… And I miss our two trees! The one farthest to the right was chopped down when I visited Texas in February. I was so sad I almost cried as I watched them chop the fallen tree up into pieces! ;'( I loved those trees! ❤️

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