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She stood on the half-finished porch and looked out at the sea. This? This was what her uncle had left her?

Despite her anger at her Grandfather, she’d rather be back in his opulent office, defiantly pointing her finger at him, accusing him of blackmail. She was doing him a favor by inheriting this place. Quaint, he’d said with a smile. She’d had no choice. Her apartment mysteriously burst into flames after she’d refused to take the promotion. Now with nothing to lose, he’d given her half a shelter.

Why did he still need her around? Why didn’t he kill her like she was sure he’d done to her uncle, his own wayward son?

She went inside to run a finger over the dusty, unfinished counter. There had to be a clue here. A knock sounded at the open door.

“Hello, neighbor!” called a male voice.
“Are you family of the uh..”
“Tragic. So sorry for your loss.” He had green eyes.
“Are you planning on fixing her up? I know a great contractor.”
“Thanks. Um,” she looked around. “I think I am.”

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  1. Avatar Stockholm

    Thanks for making a sequel :)

  2. Avatar JonB

    You mean the truck wasn’t an accident? This puts a whole new perspective on the tale! The blackmailing arsonist grandfather was not what I was expecting at all. Inventive set-up for another sequel, I think.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I love to twist things. :)

  4. Avatar BiC

    Well Stockholm, now it looks like someone started a series with ‘He’. Keep it going, people!

  5. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Carefully paced and intriguing. Very dark with lots of mystery. Somehow I’m picturing Malcolm McDowell as the grandfather.

  6. Avatar Tad Winslow

    It has that comfortable calmness that good beginnings have while keeping me engaged and like thx said intrigued. There’s something about a good mystery like this that makes me want to curl up on the couch on a cool evening and drink tea and delve into a book or movie.

  7. Avatar awayken

    I think we’ve all been here. Tale as old as time…

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