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"The Doom Statues" - Chapter 28

19 Jun 2024 11 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Saturday morning finds many of them walking on eggshells. With the first tour slated to kick off at noon, and three total scheduled for the day, 78 people have already registered online, with untold walk-ups likely to appear as well. Even t...

"The Doom Statues" - Chapter 27

19 Jun 2024 3 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

They flip open the hatch and descend the stairs, The steps are an untreated, roughly hewn wood, though appearing surprisingly solid and unblemished considered they must have sat here for years in the dark, unused. At the bottom lies a solid concrete...

"The Doom Statues" - chapter 26

6 Jun 2024 8 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Though they are unable to reach Kidwell Monday, he is on premises Tuesday for what feels like, many of them agree, the most productive day since they’ve arrived at Otherwise. In some sort of zone ever since they returned from Stokely, in fa...

"The Doom Statues" - Chapter 25

6 Jun 2024 13 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Within fifteen minutes, they are rolling down the long, diagonal hill into Stokely, gently curving at the bottom where it runs into the state route. Just past the intersection, in the row of buildings on the left, Fairlawn Diner sits at the end, H.L...

"The Doom Statues" - Chapter 24

5 Jun 2024 7 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

“I don’t know…it’s out in the middle of nowhere,” Clay’s telling whomever he’s speaking to on the phone, feet propped on a knotted pine coffee table in the main house’s library, “the closest town? I forget, it’s like…Spinning Rock or some shit. Aren...

"The Doom Statues" - Chapter 22

25 May 2024 10 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

“So you’re in with the ones starting that school back up, eh?” the old man says to them, then nods before they’ve even responded, “okay, we heard they was doin’ somethin with that property, but we didn’t know what.” After cresting one final steep hi...

"The Doom Statues" - chapter 21

19 May 2024 2 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

“Okay, so what kind of tree is that?” Clay challenges, pointing to a gnarled specimen sticking up just a few feet from the creek’s middle. “Those are what’s known as bald cypress trees,” Tom explains, without breaking stride in his furious...

"The Doom Statues" - Chapter 20

17 May 2024 8 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

  “Have you invited your parents out here?” Emily asks Kay, as they crunch their way through this burnt orange colored carpet of needles, “like, for one of these upcoming tours, maybe?” Harry hasn’t explicitly stated who is and isn’t permitted...

"The Doom Statues" - Chapter 19

12 May 2024 5 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Distracted by this pond, Jeremy and company have gotten no further than skirting it. They approached from the left side, nearest the woods, but then rounded the top and have come back around down the opposite side. He wouldn’t consider hims...

"The Doom Statues" - Chapter 18

10 May 2024 11 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Sunday morning brings with it more unrelenting gloom, which is somewhat unusual for this state, this time of the year. They’re all still waiting for an Indian Summer that hasn’t yet materialized. Prompted by Emily’s continued sleepless hyst...