Rainbow Snippets – 4 May 2019

Happy weekend, Snippetteers, and for all those Star Wars fans among you, may the fourth be with you 😀

It’s been a busy week at work for me, and I also spent a huge amount of money! I paid the balance on my upcoming adventure trek to the Caucacus mountains in Russia in July, and I paid a deposit to have my car spruced up with vinyl wrap, and I paid the final bill to my current utility supplier which I fell out with and cancelled. We’re all living on bread and cheese for the rest of the month now (joking!)

This week’s snippet is another installment from The Power of Will. In the last one, Tyler dropped his pencil in the kitchen, and found it mysteriously all the way down the cellar steps in the shadows near a low shelf. Was it trying to lead him to something?

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About to push myself up from my crouch, I paused as I caught sight of a box beneath the shelf in front of me. I hadn’t seen it before, but I’d given the cellar little more than a cursory glance when I brought my bike down for storage. Curious, I drew the box out of hiding. Dust, cobwebs, and dead insects covered the top and I hesitated before opening it with my fingertips in an effort not to get my hands covered in the mess. Inside rested a smaller box, this one dust-free and held closed with a knotted string. I lifted it out and retreated to the kitchen, remembering to lock the door behind me and remove the key. The string, aged and rotten, fell apart when I tugged at it. A thick leather-bound book lay inside and when I opened it and flicked through a few pages, I discovered every inch of the paper to be filled with elaborate curly writing, a little faded, but readable. I flicked back to the first page and read the title: The Journal of William Bartlett: 1903 – 1931.

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