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October 10, 2019Dear Diary,The following clue was given to me in a yellow envelope with the help of a plump grey haired woman averaging about 80 years old. The envelope simply said “Kata A. Malone , C1 from Beatrice Brown”Here is how it happened. While my friend AC (short for Anna Cate) went to find some cute lifeguard to engage with, and ventured over to the nearby historical society with Tom’s key in hand. Not really quite sure why I had to bring the key, just that I needed it for if nothing else luck...
I had grown up in Wrigley Ville as it was referred to by the locals. My family and I lived in Waveland, just across from the ballpark itself. I loved sports, but baseball was my passion, and living in this area only fueled my love of the game. I ran around with a group of boys, mostly good kids. There were a few that had started hanging out with us; they were o...
I turned off the bitumen and the tyres bit into the gravel with a familiar crunch. It had been a dry summer and the road to my grandparents’ place dusted my windshield with cream talc. I wondered if old man Patterson would be on the phone to my parents, complaining I was going too fast. But he'd have been dead ten years by now.A fortnight prior, Grandma had passed away and I was back at the fami...
“If you break a pinky promise, you’ll die within a year.”That’s what my neighbour, Geoffrey Collins used to say when we were kids. I’m looking at his old bedroom window from the base of the gum where his tyre swing used to be; where I’d call 'cooee!' to get him to come out and join me.
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