Friday Fictioneers

Her Life in a Monastery

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

She remembered the first drive to boarding school vividly. She had cried -had made silent promises. She would not eat or sleep. She would not participate in school or in after-school activities.

Now, years later, she walked through the garden with a heavy heart.

Her childhood was over, tomorrow they would be sent home after graduation.

She didn’t want to go, she loved this place. The nuns, the teachers and all the kids she had spent so many years with.

So many beautiful memories had been made between these walls. Memories she will cherish for the rest of her life.

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This time it’s not fiction, but a true 100-word story. I am the lucky girl from the story. My Mother was a deeply disturbed person, and so my father decided to send me to a boarding school in Bavaria (South of Germany) at a young age. Oh, how I hated it at first! Oh, how I loved it for so many years!

The boarding school is closed now. The Monastery Altenhohenau was sold and the remaining five nuns were transferred back to their Motherhouse in California.

If it interests you, you might want to take a peek, the translation with Google Chrome is -to my surprise- excellent.

Thank you, Rochelle, for a trip down memory lane. A great photograph for the Friday Fictioneers.




23 thoughts on “Her Life in a Monastery”

  1. That’s a page from your life’s story!
    Small wonder, it’s so real & touching!
    Luckily, all bad things come to an end.
    Here, glad that what you considered bad initially, turned out to be wonderful.
    Sadly, all good things have to come to an end…
    Luckily, memories last!
    Take care.
    Nice And New- Anita

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  2. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful piece of your life. As I read, it did have the ring of truth and I was pleased to see that my instinct was right 🙂

    I have a son who lives not too far from Bavaria. It’s gorgeous country that I hope to see again someday.

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  3. It’s nice to read a story about a boarding school that was a positive experience. So often boarding school stories are horror stories. I’m glad your experience was a pleasant one.


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