THE HOUSE

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THE HOUSE

Enticing.
Dark.
Deserted.
Dusty.
Eerie.
So many words
to describe the house
and the winding staircase.
Afraid.
Alone.
Reluctant.
Uneasy.
Words to describe
how I feel inside
as I enter this house.
I will take it step by step.
One creaky step
followed by another.
Until I make it to the top.
What will I find there?
Creak, creak.
We will find out together.
Creak, creak.
Those weren’t my creaks.
I’m not alone in the house.
I’m leaving.
Bye.

END HOUSE

End House sits alone and deserted.

Its shutters torn and hanging

from its broken windows.

Furniture upended.

Shattered pictures.

Shattered dreams.

What happened to the family

living here?

Open the door.

Walk up the battered staircase.

Past the broken statues.

Where did the family disappear to?

A house ravaged by a storm,

inside and out.

A storm not felt by neighbors

or the nearby town.

What happened here?

THE DEAD GAME

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THE EMPTY STAIRCASE

I close my eyes to sleep,

and what do I see?

The staircase from my past.

The stairs from my

elementary school.

I could still hear children’s voices

as they run up the stairs to classes.

I hear shouts as they run down

into the basement for lunch.

But I can’t see their faces.

I can only hear their voices.

All I see is the staircase,

waiting for me.

If I go back there, will

the dream go away?

Will new faces and voices

replace the old ones?

I’m too afraid to find out.

I don’t want new nightmares

to pile on top of the old ones.

So I’ll just go to sleep, and

dream about my empty staircase.

HUMAN NATURE

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photo todd eberle
the palace of itamaraty, brasilia
oscar niemeyer, 1970

Why make something simple

as stairs into a complicated statue?

Why create a staircase with twenty steps

when it only requires four steps?

As human beings we love to complicate

everything around us.

We search for the complex solution when

the simple answer is staring us right in the face.

Simple can be just as elegant and rewarding.

END HOUSE

END HOUSE

 

 

 

artchipel:</p> <p>END HOUSE</p> <p>This picture perfectly represents the scene where the young</p> <p>residents of Oasis entered End House for the first time.<br />               The deserted house stood alone at the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the ocean. No one was there to greet them except absolute quiet and darkness. It was supposed to have been a surprise party for them, but there was no host to greet them. There were no other guests.<br />               In the main hallway, a marble staircase faced them. Candles were lit on the staircase and along the house’s right hallway, daring them to venture farther into the house. The split up into two groups: the first group followed the candles downstairs; while the second group climbed the staircase to check out the upstairs.<br />               What lay ahead for this group of friends? Will they make it out alive from this house? Who is the mysterious host who had planned this fake party? Will there be games for them to play? And if so, will these games be innocent or deadly?<br />                  Read “The Dead Game” by Susanne Leist to find these answers and much more.<br /> http://outskirtspress.com/thedeadgame<br /> http://amazon.com/author/thedeadgame<br /> http://amzn.com/1478704489<br /> http://barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dead-game-susanne-leist/1116825442?ean=2940148410881
END HOUSE
  This picture perfectly represents the scene where the young residents of Oasis entered End House for the first time.

The deserted house stood alone at the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the ocean. No one was there to greet them except absolute quiet and darkness. It was supposed to have been a surprise party for them, but there was no host to greet them. There were no other guests.
In the main hallway, a marble staircase faced them. Candles were lit on the staircase and along the house’s right hallway, daring them to venture farther into the house. The split up into two groups: the first group followed the candles downstairs; while the second group climbed the staircase to check out the upstairs.
What lay ahead for this group of friends? Will they make it out alive from this house? Who is the mysterious host who had planned this fake party? Will there be games for them to play? And if so, will these games be innocent or deadly?

Read “The Dead Game” by Susanne Leist to find these answers and much more.

http://outskirtspress.com/thedeadgame
http://amazon.com/author/susanneleist
http://amzn.com/1478704489
http://barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dead-game-susanne-leist/1116825442?ean=2940148410881

THE EVIL STAIRCASE

THE DESERTED MANSION

If you were in this deserted mansion,<br /> would you follow this staircase upstairs?<br /> The house is cold and drafty.<br /> The front door had drifted open on its own.<br /> No one had answered your knock so<br /> you had stepped into the dark hallway.<br /> What will you do now?<br /> The sheriff—standing beside you—is<br /> frozen in place.<br /> He’s still in shock from the creatures<br /> he’d seen floating in the cold air.<br /> What happens next?<br /> You will just have to read The Dead Game to find out.<br /> http://www.amazon.com/author/susanneleist<br /> http://barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dead-game-susanne-leist/1116825442?ean=2940148410881</p> <p>

If you were in this deserted mansion,
would you follow this staircase upstairs?
The house is cold and drafty.
The front door had drifted open on its own.
No one had answered your knock so
you had stepped into the dark hallway.
What will you do now?
The sheriff—standing beside you—is
frozen in place.
He’s still in shock from the creatures
he’d seen floating in the cold air.
What happens next?
You will just have to read The Dead Game to find out.

http://www.amazon.com/author/susanneleist
http://barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dead-game-susanne-leist/1116825442?ean=2940148410881

THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist

THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist

Do you want some fun and adventure?<br /> Come to End House in Oasis for the party.<br /> The host remains a mystery but we<br /> are all invited.<br /> The house is huge and dark.<br /> It stands at the edge of the cliff,<br /> overhanging the rocks and ocean.<br /> Come and explore with us.<br /> Should we first follow the long dark<br /> hallway or venture upstairs?<br /> The elegant staircase looks enticing.<br /> Why don’t we split into two groups<br /> and check out both?<br /> What harm could befall us anyway?<br /> The house is deserted and we are<br /> in a vacation paradise.<br /> See what can wrong in THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist<br /> http://www.amazon.com/author/susanneleist<br /> http://www.outskirtspress.com/thedeadgame

Do you want some fun and adventure?

Come to End House in Oasis for the party.

The host remains a mystery but we

are all invited.

The house is huge and dark.

It stands at the edge of the cliff,

overhanging the rocks and ocean.

Come and explore with us.

Should we first follow the long dark

hallway or venture upstairs?

The elegant staircase looks enticing.

Why don’t we split into two groups

and check out both?

What harm could befall us anyway?

The house is deserted and we are

in a vacation paradise.

See what can wrong in THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist

http://www.amazon.com/author/susanneleist

http://www.outskirtspress.com/thedeadgame