THE DEAD GAME — DAY 111

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THE DEAD GAME — DAY 111

Linda and Shana found a way to attend the private party on the hill. Now they had to convince Mike and David to join them.

     After they returned to the coffee shop, Shana perked up and said, “Let’s bring Mike and David with us to the party. Since we are now invited guests, we could bring along our own dates. They have a personal interest in solving the crimes at End House, since Tom and Edward are also their close friends.”

     “Okay.” Linda hesitated. “I guess that could work.”

     On their way over to the antique store next door, Shana asked, “Do you really believe Shirley is for real, or is her grandmother routine fake?”

     “I don’t know—we can’t write anyone off our list of suspects. We have to check out each person—even Todd and Sam. By the way, I liked the way you got Shirley to invite us to accompany her to the party.”

     “All in a day’s work.”

 

     Once inside the antique shop, Linda realized that something was wrong: the lights were off and David’s bright chatter was missing. They made their way through the rooms of antique furniture and through the small room devoted to modern art. At the back of the store, they found Mike and David sitting behind a huge antique desk with sad expressions mounted on their long, sorrowful faces.

     Shana wanted to cheer them up so she said, “Linda and I are invited to Diane’s big party tomorrow night and we would like you to be our dates!”

     “We’re not in the mood for a party—we’re upset about Tom and Edward. Where are they? Are they alive or dead? I’m afraid that we’ll never know. And what do I tell their parents, who have been calling and searching for their sons?” David asked them.

     “You can’t tell their parents about what really happened to them: no one is going to believe the true story. People don’t exit through disappearing doorways—never to be seen again. You could just tell them that they closed their shop and then left town together,” said Shana.

     “Great! Now I have to lie to the poor people!” replied David.

     “I’ll call them today to tell them that their sons have left town together…without informing anyone where they were going. I agree that this way will be better for everyone,” said Mike.

     “I’m sure that this is the best way,” said Linda. “Meanwhile, we can attend this party and find out why the hill residents meet in secret at Diane’s house twice a year. The more we find out, the better chance we have of finding Tom and Edward. We can’t give up!

LIGHTNING STRIKES

At times we are too exposed to life and<br /> the sadness it may bring to our lives.<br /> We wait for our lives to get better on their own.<br /> But this is what we shouldn’t be doing.<br /> We should be protecting ourselves<br /> for whatever life has in store for us in the future.<br /> We should be protecting our hearts, our bodies,<br /> and our loved ones.<br /> We must erect strong barriers to withstand any storm.<br /> Only then will be prepared.<br /> Only then we won’t be sitting and waiting, like<br /> a lone tree waiting on the mountain for lightning to strike.

At times we are too exposed to life andthe sadness it may bring to our lives.

We wait for our lives to get better on their own.

But this is what we shouldn’t be doing.

We should be protecting ourselves

for whatever life has in store for us in the future.

We should be protecting our hearts, our bodies,

and our loved ones.

We must erect strong barriers to withstand any storm.

Only then will be prepared.

Only then we won’t be sitting and waiting, like

a lone tree waiting on the mountain for lightning to strike.

CALL OF THE WILD

CALL OF THE WILD</p> <p>A UNIQUE LANGUAGE UNDERSTOOD</p> <p>BY ITS OWN MEMBERS.

CALL OF THE WILD

A UNIQUE LANGUAGE UNDERSTOOD

BY ITS OWN MEMBERS.

BEAUTIFUL TREES<br /> I HOPE THEY ARE AROUND AND PLENTIFUL<br /> FOR A LONG TIME.

BEAUTIFUL TREES

I HOPE THEY ARE AROUND AND PLENTIFUL

FOR A LONG TIME.

symphony-of-the-elements:</p> <p>lamella by ~struller</p> <p>NATURE<br /> A SIMPLE MUSHROOM IS NOT SO SIMPLE.<br /> IT HAS INTRICATE DETAILS ON THE OUTSIDE<br /> AND IN THE INSIDE.

symphony-of-the-elements:

lamella by ~struller

NATURE

A SIMPLE MUSHROOM IS NOT SO SIMPLE.

IT HAS INTRICATE DETAILS ON THE OUTSIDE

AND IN THE INSIDE.

garakami:</p> <p>The Edge Effect: Daniel Kukla takes pictures of a mirror reflecting the horizon, which look like a painting<br /> GARAKAMI on Facebook · Twitter · Pinterest · Instagram</p> <p>YOU CAN PAINT A PRETTY PICTURE<br /> WITH A BLUE SKY AND TREES,<br /> BUT NATURE WILL ALWAYS BE PRETTIER<br /> AND CAN NEVER BE DUPLICATED.

garakami:YOU CAN PAINT A PRETTY PICTURE

WITH A BLUE SKY AND TREES,

BUT NATURE WILL ALWAYS BE PRETTIER

AND CAN NEVER BE DUPLICATED.

THE DEAD GAME–DAY 40

THE DEAD GAME--DAY 40

One house stood apart from the others and could only be reached from End House. It was the house of Charles Wolf, the famous modern artist. It was situated farther down the cliff, below Minnie and Frank’s home. Wolf’s house was comprised of three main sections, each section having its own green-glassed dome. The house was constructed from concrete and had all its windows blacked out. Todd had never seen the inside of the house and didn’t know if he ever wanted to. Wolf kept to himself and wore a dark scowl on his face whenever Todd happened to notice him in town.
Todd and his fellow passengers didn’t drive past the homes in the middle section of the mountain, but instead followed the main road along the top of the mountain. After Hayden’s house, the main road took another sharp dip—right before their final destination. Finally we have reached End House and the end of our fateful journey.