“What did I say to you?” Kelly asked. “I’m not sure I remember the exact words, but they were something like, you’re all better now.” “What happened to you after we parted ways?” Kelly asked. “If you don’t mind my asking.” Duncan replied with one of his chuckles. Kelly liked how he did that and … Continue reading Phantom Island-Story 8-Part 4-“Mr. McCray”
Duncan paused his story while the waitress refilled their coffees. He looked at the lady in front of him. He couldn’t believe he had finally found her; and not a moment too soon. He could tell she was truly interested in his story and would likely be saddened when it came time for him to … Continue reading Phantom Island-Story 8-Part 3-“Mr. McCray”
Kelly felt her breath catch as she wondered who this man was, how they had met and what she had accidentally said to prolong his life. “I’m so sorry.” She said. “Why should you be sorry, miss?” he asked, puzzled by her unexpected apology. “For whatever I said to make your life longer. I assure … Continue reading Phantom Island-Story 8-Part 2-“Mr. McCray”
As Kelly sat in the old diner booth, she reflected on her long life and retraced the steps that had brought her to this island. When she got to the memory of what had served as her ‘boat’, she quickly changed the direction in which her mind was taking her. She thought of the silk … Continue reading Phantom Island-Story 8-Part 1-“Mr. McCray”
Derek couldn’t speak. He hung up the phone and went back into the bathroom. Janet was out of the tub wrapping a towel around herself. “I heard you yell something. I was coming to… what’s wrong?” “I’m going to start the coffee and get dressed.” He said absently as he left the room. She stared … Continue reading Phantom Island-Story 7-Part 4-“Derek and Lauren”
Derek and Blake followed the mortuary van back to the hospital. It was a mostly silent ride, as both men tried to make sense of the whole thing. Kast dropped Derek off at the entrance before continuing to follow the van around the building. Derek made his way back to where he had signed Janet … Continue reading Phantom Island-Story 7-Part 3-“Derek and Lauren”
After the awkward photo shoot and a long, silent drive, Derek and Janet reached the hospital. He was trying not to get lost in his thoughts and he could tell Janet was struggling to keep from asking him what he was thinking. They went about getting themselves and Lauren out of the car without speaking. … Continue reading Phantom Island-Story 7-Part 2-“Derek and Lauren”
Derek wanted to go after Kelly but his feet wouldn’t carry him. He wanted to thank her but his voice wouldn’t let him. The baby, who had slept through the entire ordeal, began to stir in Janet’s arms and drew his attention away from the door. He met Janet’s eyes briefly before pulling her into … Continue reading Phantom Island-Story 7-Part 1-“Derek and Lauren”
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