Weird Goings On

Weird Goings On

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Genre: Horror

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What happened to Louis Scotts? That's the thought that has gone through many people in this small quiet Cornish village. At the heart of this mystery, was a mysterious girl who just appeared in the forest while Louis three friends are looking for him.
Who is this girl?
Could she know where Louis is?
Read on to find out.
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Summary

What happened to Louis Scotts? That's the thought that has gone through many people in this small quiet Cornish village. At the heart of this mystery, was a mysterious girl who just appeared in the forest while Louis three friends are looking for him.
Who is this girl?
Could she know where Louis is?
Read on to find out.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Louis Does Not Live Here Anymore

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: May 02, 2017

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Chapter Content - ver.1

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The storm shrieked hard beating up many of the trees and shrubberies in the Cornish lands.

 

The pig’s sheep and cows did not like this weather, it spooked them.

 

This was far from a new thing though, the animals get frightened if you just walk behind them for feed time.

 

That very night, four boys were sat in an old dusty rundown barn with the cows, playing Warhammer.

 

It had taken the boy’s years to paint the figures and get them exactly right, the boys remained very excited to get playing. They have owned the game since the age of seven, and they are now fourteen.

 

Instead of playing it properly, the boys decided to role play as the characters, to get inside the mental minds of the humans, trolls, orcs, and eagles. It made playing more fun that way. The boys names were Oliver Crookshanks, the boy responsible for parents buying the game, with red hair and freckles.

 

Newt Gardener, a very chubby boy who is obsessed over chocolate cake. Ling Chu, is the only part British Chinese person in the group. Sadly, Ling thinks he is full blood Chinese though, the others did not have the heart to tell him that Chinese people hated people like him. In fact, he does not know a word of Chinese, Ling tries to learn.

 

And then there was Louis Scotts, the smallest and youngest of the boys. ‘Roll the dice Louis. If you get tens on both dices, you win’. Oliver informs him.

 

The other two boys Ling and Newt secretly hoped he doesn’t. Louis gulps and rolls, but just before the dice could land Oliver gets called upstairs. Oliver comes up to discover his dad Diego Crookshanks, a proper looking dad reading the paper in a chair with his glasses. His sister Sophia Crookshanks, a seventeen year old girl with chestnut coloured hair petite figure freckles like Olivers and blue eyes. And his mum Dorthy Crookshanks, she was

 

 

 

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a very harsh looking woman with red dyed hair to hide the greys. They were all awake at midnight in the cream coloured living room, it looked like they were getting ready to have a serious family grown up meeting. They called this a grown up family meeting, as compared to a normal family meeting because Oliver’s three year old sister Georgie was asleep upstairs, and when she is a wake they put serious topics out the window. Mainly in a normal family meeting, they just talk about the chores for the day in little details, plans (weather permitting) and nutrition they want their mum and dad to collect. One thing though, they are only allowed to say I want, instead of I need. Like say, if you said ‘I need a cheese burger’ they would stop you and refuse to buy Ollie and Sophia one until they said it the right way, the correct way of saying it is ‘I want a cheese burger’. The reasoning for this, is a very logical one. The crookshanks believe, as do many people. That there is a fine line between ‘want’ and ‘need.’

 

When you want something, it means that it is not life threatening and you can survive without it, but you would like one. Whereas I need is a whole different story, it means that if you don’t get the burger you will die of starvation. Their mother always says. ‘People in Africa ‘need’ cheese burgers, we ‘want’. This was a wise and very smart reasoning.

 

They were not being nasty, they still had the burgers, but their mother makes them use proper English and to know the difference between ‘want’ and ‘need’. Oliver sits down on the sofa.

‘What’s all this about’? Oliver asks.

They never have a serious family meeting unless there was a serious reason. Diego puts his paper away and raises a brow at Oliver. ‘Oliver, what time is it’? Oliver checks his apple watch, and looks up to his family. ‘It’s midnight’. Oliver announces.

 

‘How long have you been playing that game’? Dorthy asks. ‘Well, you always let us start when Georgie goes to bed at six-o’clock. So, I would say, six hours’. Sophia raises her hands, and says in her sarcastic tone. ‘Wow, he can tell the time! Give him a knighthood’. Oliver rolls his eyes at Sophia. ‘And what were you doing’? Oliver asks, knowing the answer. ‘I went to bed straight at eleven, like you

 

 

 

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Told me to. But he woke me up, so I did some coursework’. Sophia explains, giving her mother the ‘I love you’ eyes. ‘Bull shit’! ‘Language’! Their father shouts. ‘Mum, dad. She snuck out at ten, to go to Tori Muffy’s party’. The parents both look at Sophia. ‘Tori Muffy? The girl who threw eggs at old mister McGavens house only last week’? Mrs Crookshanks asks. Old mister McGaven was a sad old man, who was trying to get over his wife’s death. And Tori Muffy throwing eggs at his wife’s own property, did not help him at all. ‘It’s a new thing I’m trying mum, and she says she will make it up to mister McGaven’!

 

‘She had better do’. Mr Crookshanks says in a stern voice. Mrs Crookshanks sighs. ‘Honestly Sophia, you’re so smart, your tutors say you always bring your homework in on time at college and you go to such nice groups. Your even part of the library club, and that only has three members’. ‘I’m working on fixing that with posters mum’. Sophia says.

 

‘That’s not the point! Why do you want to be someone you are not’? Her mother asks in despair.

Mr Crookshanks raises a hand.

‘Ok, alright. I have to except any decision you make.

 

It’s all part of teenage angst’. Oliver looks at his mum. ‘Is uncle Billy going to have our farm’. Oliver asks. For a while now, Olivers Uncle Billy (dads brother) had always wanted their farm, and now he had found a way of getting it. The thing was, when grandpa died Mister Crookshanks took the farm and

 

But uncle Billy found out that the will did not have his name on the will. It said, the Crookshanks

 

‘Brothers’ not just Diego. This was brilliant for Uncle Billy’s cunning plan. The farm was free to anyone of

the Crookshanks brothers as long as they do it up

 

and if they do it up, they get one hundred pounds every week. But Mr Crookshanks ordered the money and that he earned to be saved in his children’s shared bank account until they are old enough to share it between them. When Sophia reaches her eighteenth January, she will get ten precent of the money. But she will be warned (as well as the other two when they turn eighteen

to spend it only for emergencies and to make the money last the whole year. Mr Crookshanks sighs.

 

‘No positive updates I am afraid, but the lawyers are still looking into it’. Sophia sighs.

 

‘I hope we can keep it’. Mr Crookshanks nods. ‘But-lets not escape the matter at hand here,

 

your friends need to leave’. Oliver sighs and rubs his neck. ‘Ok, I will go tell them’. Oliver goes downstairs again. They were waiting for Oliver to carry on the game. He looks down at Louis roll, he had all ones.

 

‘Look, guys. Were gonna have to call it a day, well carry on next Saturday’. ‘Balls’! Newt shouts. ‘I know but were well beyond our normal playing

 

time’. With that they all left, Louis stops and looks at Oliver. ‘It was two tens, I didn’t want to win again,

because I did not want tension in the group’.

 

Oliver nods. ‘Your a good mate Louis, see you next Saturday’. Oliver sees the boys off, Newt stops and looks at Sophia. ‘Hey, Sophia. I have this mighty meaty Dominos pizza. I have kept under my pillow for two months I thought I could give it to you’. Newt gets out a mouldy slice of dominos pizza from

 

his Power Rangers bag. ‘Ew, just - no way’! With that Sophia ran away. The boys all rode home and went to there different houses. When Louis got home, it was cold to save central heating money. The lights were flickering. ‘Robbie, is that you’? Louis calls up.

 

Louis sees a note. “Hi bro. Hope you had a good time at the Crookshanks farm, gone to work.

 

Be at home in the morning, Robbie.” “Why was the light flickering”? Louis thought. Louis had a halve a mind to see to the lamp. But he thought to wait until his brother Robbie gets home. There’s a likely chance he could burn yourself on a flickering light. So Louis thinks nothing of it, turns on the heating low and goes up to his room. Louis shuts the door, five seconds after Louis screams. And then!

 Silence . . .


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