What’s The Worst That Could Happen?
Moving from town to town was something I got used to. We typically moved closer to whoever my mom was dating. Moving gave my mom optimism on her doomed to fail relationships. This time around, the move didn’t really phase me. My mom was taking it to the next level this time, we were moving in with her boyfriend, Frank.
SEASON ONE/ EPISODE ONE: THE COFFIN
As Allen took another drag from his Newport 100, he heard that noise again. He stopped in the middle of the sidewalk. Shielding his eyes from the summer sun, he looked around in earnest. There it was again. Was it coming from above him? It was some type of crying. He’d been walking for almost ten minutes down the left side of Willow road enjoying the warmness of the air and the occasional slight breeze that reminded him fall was on the way. He looked around the cookie cutter neighborhood where the houses were small but not that old yet. He remembered when this area was all woods, years ago when he used to play back here with the boys. Got into a couple fights back here too.
"What am i doing..?" Sneered the Colonel. He was extra sneery this long in the filth. a sneer like none other that has ever been uttered via his vocals, especially in this time of muted hollow.
My husband and I have lived in this house for a few weeks now. John and I still have boxes littering each room with “Liz”, “John” and “Amy” scribbled haphazardly across them in varying degrees or dried sharpie. Extra boxes linger in corners labelled “Grandma: to keep” and “Grandma: for Mum” etcetera. The box before me is filled with her old books; she has everything from Reading Tealeaves to The Famous Five. I sort through them; The Woman in Black; a nondescript cracked spine; Wuthering Heights; a cookbook on artichoke (of all things)… As I flick through the seemingly random array of novels, cookbooks and strange leather-bound oddities, I can’t help but wonder whether she read them all. In a house in the middle of nowhere; I suppose she did like to read.
The word pandemic you immediately think of COVID-19, SARS or Ebola to name a few but you would never have thought you'd hear of this one, you might have watched movies, TV shows or even read books on this pandemic but never thought it would actually end up happening. Well this is my story of the pandemic that I lived through...
It's called the sea of trees, but to everyone else, it's known by another, more sinister name; the Suicide Forest.