The Truth Is Coming


In the woods

I've been missing...The fact is, I feel more and more that I am slipping away from reality.

About three weeks ago G-Pops got a mysterious call. For the next few days he barely made eye contact with me, then
he drops the bomb. He has a job that requires him to leave town.

What? The guy hasn't worked in years - well, he does odd jobs around town, but nothing real - now he's got some gig out of town?

He made arrangements for me to stay with Danger. Great! Danger is the best, but he comes from a strange family...I know. Who doesn't?

Strange because they are always doing stuff together. Every night they eat at the dinner table! Who does that? And they don't have the internet, or a TV. Boring!

It was nice of them to take me in on such short notice, they had a summer camping trip already planned, so I got to go.

That's when I went missing...Danger and I decided to see if we could get to the top of a nearby ridge to see if I could get cell service. Hey! Gotta text...

Night hit us too soon and the story made the news. We got lost and spent two nights alone before Danger's dad found us pretty much where we left off. We must have walked in circles.

Out in the darkness...The night plays tricks on your mind. I felt we were being watched.

Several times I could swear that there were glowing yellow eyes in the distance. I would see shadows turn to men, then to animals on all fours, then back.

We made it out alright, but I still can't shake the feelings I had in the woods.

I'm glad to be back home with my Grandpa...He still won't tell me where he went.


The darkness without her

It's amazing how quickly your world can change...

Danger came over today, and we went to Jerk's.

It's our first week of freedom! School sucks, but it makes the summer that much more fun. Hanging with great friends, no stupid teachers, nothing but the warmth of the sun and memories to build.

Danger, as usual, was talking about nothing, but was making perfect sense...when it happened.

For a brief moment it felt as though the world shifted from it's axis. Time slowed, and subtle sounds faded.

-What's wrong Kade?

I couldn't grasp the meaning of Danger's words. Then a flood hit me...suddenly it felt like I understood everything. From beginning to end. All the knowledge in the world passed right through me, but I couldn't hold on to any of it.

Danger turned toward my distraction.

-Her name is Alexis. She just moved here with her mother.

-How do you know that?

She smiled as she brushed past me, and I felt a charge of electricity.

I sounds stupid. Believe me I know, but it was all too real.

-They bought the old Stevens house, two doors down from me. ~ Danger whispered, trying not to be overheard.

-Where's she from?

-Her father was messed up in some bad stuff, and they came here to get away. That's all I know.

Alexis grabbed a drink and left...same smile, same feeling as she walked past and disappeared around the corner.

For the rest of the night, she's all I could think about. She was beautiful, and mysterious. Two of my favorite things.

I know our encounter was brief, but the night seems darker without her.