Paradise

Paradise

Start at the beginning Under any other circumstances this view would have been paradise. A young boy playing with a grandmother in a garden filled with blossoms and vegetables in light so golden it was impossible. Apple trees giving shade to plants and the playful couple who needed a break from the sun. The world […]

Occupied

Occupied

Start at the beginning Everyone was occupied yet no one was really doing anything of value. As Helen’s parents made it up the stairs they remained quiet, hoping to hear the sound again but all was silent. Helen was simply wandering in circles not finding any clues as to where her brother went with Flo, […]

Night Has Fallen

Night Has Fallen

Start at the beginning Helen felt the outside temperature dropping, the house offering little to stop the wind, but her own temperature was beginning to soar. So mad that Lucas wouldn’t even have the sense to stay put when he knew of her efforts and expected return, angry that the lady was so convincing. Staying […]

Missing Again

Start at the beginning Helen was dumbfounded at seeing the empty room knowing they couldn’t have walked past her. Searching for another way out was useless too, the only other exit was up and there was no way they could do that. Wandering around as she waited for Cole to return, Helen tried to make […]

Lonely Life

Lonely Life

Start at the beginning Helen thought she lived a lonely life and maybe she did but it was nothing compared to Flo’s. While she was waiting for her parents to find her, Helen and Flo knew Flo had no one coming for her. Lucas stirred and looked at his sister, reminding Helen that she even […]

Knowledge Bred Kindness

Knowledge Bred Kindness

Start at the beginning Lucas’s mind drifted and eyes threatened to close as the lady told her story but Helen’s attention was rapt. Figuring she had to wait for her parents to find her anyway she determined it was safest to keep the ladies attention on her story and not be distracted with the little […]

Judgement Journey

Start at the beginning Lucas knew he wasn’t supposed to judge a book by the cover but the lady’s eyes were so kind and they saw him. That was enough for him to comfortably sleep and the last thought was that he’d be staying in place this way, making it easier for others to find […]

Intruder

Intruder

Start at the beginning Lucas heard his family entering the house and, in his excitement, let go of the floor board. Hands slippery from sweat and weak from effort were useless in breaking his fall and he cried out in pain. Somehow it was darker now for him, he didn’t that that could be possible […]

Hanging Onto Hope

Hanging Onto Hope

Start at the beginning Lucas made mistakes. He didn’t like to admit them but his sister pointed them out constantly. “Why can’t you colour inside the lines?” “No, two plus two is not twenty two.” “Look at the mess you’ve made!” He often wished he was as perfect as she thought she was but he […]