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By J. Dane Tyler

A suicide foiled on a gloomy bridge over a raging river. A boy's net plagiarism has dire effects. a tender woman's try and open a bakery is ruined via the invention of an unknown stairwell. a holiday gained via phoning right into a radio station offers greater than the winner bargained for. most of these and extra lie alongside the wandering direction winding previous a good forged of Characters.

Sample a menagerie of individuals, issues, occasions and locations either darkish and lightweight. Wander in hidden recesses of mind's eye and shuttle with an outstanding solid of Characters, a brief tale assortment by means of writer J. Dane Tyler.

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I’ll be damned. ” Sam craned around Kelly to get a look. ” He scooted in and held the door open for them to enter. Kelly gasped softly when she stepped off the final riser onto the floor below. Rich, blood-red carpet enveloped her shoe soles and cushioned her steps. The walls were the color of fine, aged walnut. Rows of sconces gave off the soft glow and ran down a hallway that stretched perpendicular to the staircase into more dimness. Doors lined both sides of the corridor. Kelly noted cross-halls intersecting the corridor about thirty feet away, to both the left and right of the staircase.

Shit! ” All the doors fore of the junction were closed too. Sam moved beside Kelly, and pressed herself against her shoulder. “Kelly, I’m scared. ” Kelly took the young girl’s hand and held tight. Sam squeezed hard enough to cause a moment of pain, and they swiveled their heads up and down the hallway. ” Kelly shook her head. ” “Well, somebody’s playing it, right? ” “Not … Sam, look at the lights. Who’s working them? ” Sam sniffled. “We can’t just stand here doing nothing. ” “I … yeah, I think we should.

Sam and I will take doors on the right, you take those on the left. Sam, open every other door, and I’ll get the ones you don’t. ” Sam snorted. “Sounds good. ” Kelly laughed, but not for long and it felt wrong. “Come on. ” Flanagan threw doors open, leaned into the dark cabins to check the closets, then moved on, leaving the doors open behind him. Sam and Kelly alternated searching rooms on the opposite side of the hall, and moved faster, reaching the junction of the cross corridor first. Kelly tugged on Sam’s elbow to stop her.

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