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Stage 1 – Take 3 – Day 1 – During – Scratched Deposits

God. Damn. It. I missed last night again. This kitchen will be the death of me. Or something. I don’t know. This weekend’s going to be tricky too, it’s jam packed full of activities to distract and tire me. Anyway, today’s piece continues directly on from day 2-2. Creepiness aside, Empire Bowl has several points… Continue reading Stage 1 – Take 3 – Day 1 – During – Scratched Deposits

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Stage 1 – Take 2 – Day 2 – During – Memories

Today’s piece follows directly on from day 2-1. Anyway, I’m getting side-tracked. Empire Bowl is the creepiest place in During. You see, it burnt to the ground almost twenty years ago. My boss, Hugo, and I locked the place up one night and went home and the next morning I heard on the local radio… Continue reading Stage 1 – Take 2 – Day 2 – During – Memories

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Stage 1 – Take 2 – Day 1 – Prompted | During – The Bowling Alley

If you ask me, the bowling alley is the creepiest place in all of During. Empire Bowl it was called. I worked there twenty years ago when a was a pimple-faced teen. Serving customers, cleaning shoes, trying not to get caught noticing Lorelei Reinhardt She’s now married, divorced, and married again. She has four children… Continue reading Stage 1 – Take 2 – Day 1 – Prompted | During – The Bowling Alley

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Stage 1 – Take 1 – Day 27 – Miscellaneous – Ode to Shower Beer

I wrote this piece whilst quite tired. I’d just spent 15 hours working on my new kitchen. Then I had a shower and a beer. It was glorious. You’ve worked a long, hard day. You’re tired and sore. Covered in little cuts, scratches, and bruises. Abrasions, itches, and grazes. Marks and lumps ‘n’ bumps. Your… Continue reading Stage 1 – Take 1 – Day 27 – Miscellaneous – Ode to Shower Beer

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Stage 1 – Take 1 – Day 26 – Fractured Earth – Burning Darkly

Ick. I’m so far past tired it’s not even funny. It took me three goes to write the opening sentence to this piece because I’m too tired to word. On the one hand, I’m glad I didn’t give myself any slack and that I have to write every day. Otherwise I fear that on the… Continue reading Stage 1 – Take 1 – Day 26 – Fractured Earth – Burning Darkly

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Stage 1 – Take 1 – Day 25 – Fractured Earth – Comfortable Friends

Today’s piece continues directly on from day 24. The purple light splashed over the room, singing the walls and cracking the windows. Where it hit Chelsea she was wracked with pain. She ignored the pain. It came naturally to her. Pain was an old friend. She walked to the kitchen, got a glass of water,… Continue reading Stage 1 – Take 1 – Day 25 – Fractured Earth – Comfortable Friends

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Stage 1 – Take 1 – Day 24 – Fractured Earth – Hurts Like A Mother

Today’s piece continues from day 17 (wow, was it really that long ago that we last heard from Chelsea?). For those who need a reminder, she’s the runner with the weird purple lines on her body. Chelsea did the only sensible thing one could do when faced with an unusual health concern. She googled it.… Continue reading Stage 1 – Take 1 – Day 24 – Fractured Earth – Hurts Like A Mother