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A SECRET: For auction contest

This is the last piece to go. All the others are sold. I hate to part with it, but now that I've grown old I need to find the right home for it before I die. I'll explain its importance if you're wondering why. You see, it's been a treasure since before I was born. My father found it buried in a city that was war torn. He marveled that among all the rubble and concrete, no scratch marred its beauty nor was it burned by heat. It graced our living room with the status of a Queen, Most beautiful Brazilian Rosewood vanity ever seen. Father had to have it to match the great beauty of his wife, Adrianna, was fragile and giving birth to me took her life. Father gave me the vanity, a priceless piece, an heirloom. One rainy day I was bored and was dancing around my room. I bumped into the vanity and from behind a drawer fell a note... "Who ever finds this, look for the secret," my Mother wrote. That was seventy years ago, and no secret did I ever find. Age has taken my strength away and now that I am blind, I can no longer search for the secret within this vanity. I want it to belong to someone kind while I still have my sanity. It's being auctioned by verbal bid so I can hear the voice of the one I deem worthy of my treasure. I'll make the final choice. Money is no longer important so the auctioneer will look to me when that special voice I hear, I'll nod and that bid will be the fee. I've set no starting bid and no reserve for it's time to let it go. Come, take a look. Rub your hand across the wood grain's glow. I hope you will find the secret my Mother hid so well inside, perhaps a young man will take it home, as a gift for his bride. The value to me is priceless, and I would sell it for only a cent. If I hear something in your voice, I will know for you it's meant. """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" February 24, 2016 " The Auctioneer Contest by Mystic Rose

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Date: 3/26/2016 10:36:00 PM
I loved this Lin! You sold me!! Congratulations on the win!!
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/27/2016 2:35:00 AM
Thank you, Sarita.
Date: 3/26/2016 10:27:00 AM
Congrats Lin to win.. Anisha D
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/27/2016 2:35:00 AM
Thanks, Anisha.
Date: 3/26/2016 10:08:00 AM
I was lost in the auctioneerist and wished to buy something symbolic of love between mother and daughter! Congrats on your first placement, Lin!
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Balveen Cheema
Date: 3/26/2016 12:03:00 PM
Oh thanks Lin! You're an angel! Love..
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/26/2016 10:11:00 AM
OH... I hear your voice, nod to the auctioneer, and the vanity is yours! Thanks so much, Balveen.
Date: 3/26/2016 3:24:00 AM
What an excellent way to auction this! I'm sure anyone would want to buy:)loved it:) congratulations on your 1st place win:) very well deserved.
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/26/2016 5:21:00 AM
Thank you for such generous comments, Jo.
Date: 3/25/2016 9:18:00 AM
Well done Lin, congratulations and most deserved...
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/25/2016 9:25:00 AM
Your comments is most gracious, Charlie, and I thank you.
Date: 3/24/2016 9:26:00 PM
This is wonderful write :) Lin, congratulations on your 1st place win!
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/24/2016 10:03:00 PM
Thanks so much, my sweet.
Date: 3/24/2016 4:51:00 PM
Oh my, I didn't want that story to end Lin. Well deserved first place.
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/24/2016 4:54:00 PM
aww thanks, Jean. That's so sweet of you.
Date: 3/24/2016 3:28:00 PM
Hi Lin, Congratulations on your win in the contest. I did Love the journey that you took me on in this write. A deep, emotional, well crafted work. It ticks all boxes Lin. An excellent write on the theme. This is deserving of a seven and finds its way into my faves very easily. A beautiful write Lin....Vlad.
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/24/2016 4:37:00 PM
Thanks, Vlad. You're always so generous with your comments. Thank you for adding it to your fave list.
Date: 3/24/2016 9:52:00 AM
You did a wonderful job with this, Lin! Congrats on your top of the podium win! Hugs, Sandra
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/24/2016 12:28:00 PM
Thanks for the sweet compliment, Sandra. Thanks so mucn.
Date: 3/24/2016 9:25:00 AM
Lin, congrats on your top placement!-luloo
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/24/2016 12:28:00 PM
Hi Laura, and thanks so very much.
Date: 3/24/2016 9:24:00 AM
congrats a good tale told
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/24/2016 12:27:00 PM
Hi Stephen, and I appreciate your comment and reading.
Date: 3/24/2016 8:15:00 AM
Greetings Lin. Congrats on your top placement in the contest!!! ;-)
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/24/2016 12:27:00 PM
Hello to you, Teddy, and thanks so much.
Date: 3/24/2016 7:51:00 AM
delightful story Lin so full of emotion - many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/24/2016 12:26:00 PM
Thanks ever so much, Jan.
Date: 3/24/2016 7:36:00 AM
Congratulations Peaches on your first place winning write. Very emotional write. Peace my good friend:)
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/24/2016 12:26:00 PM
Thanks, Danny. These are nice messages to come home to.
Date: 2/24/2016 10:00:00 PM
Wow. Is this a true story? Beautifully told!
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Lin Lane
Date: 2/25/2016 8:14:00 AM
No, it's not real, JW. Thank you for liking it.