Henry David Thoreau’s desk

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In his grandfather’s will Henry David Thoreau VI received a large fortune and an old desk. One morning he noticed a letter, which wasn’t there the night before.

Every owner of this desk has been a great author. You will keep our tradition alive.

Henry

Henry VI laughed. At two thirty the next morning he jolted upright. An almost transparent man stood before him. ‘I warn you not to ignore my letter.”

Henry VI starred on in terror. Finding his voice he croaked out, “Ok.”

“Go now.”

He ran to the desk and started his first of twelve novels.

 

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Jennifer’s Safe Haven

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Photo Copyright: Bjorn Rudberg

After hours of shadow games first by plane then by car, Jennifer and the agents arrived at the safe house.

She folded her arms across her chest, while she glared at special agent John Davis. “How long do we have to stay here? This place is a dump.”

“It’s not the Ritz Carlton but were more concerned with keeping you alive.”

Five months later Jennifer was on edge. Desperate to be alone, she climbed out the bedroom window one morning before sunrise. Within an hour she was lost. Her body was discovered a week later ravaged by animals and the elements.

Neptune’s Journey

Neptune   With the fall of the Greek empire, Julius Caesar commissioned Admiral Gilberto to remove the statue of Neptune from the fallen Admiral Hondros’s home. He wanted to torture the man by placing it across from the barred window of his prison cell. This way he’d remember his former life everyday. It was smooth sailing until they were twenty miles from the Roman port. The oil in the storage compartments caught fire killing everyone on board. There Neptune’s statue remained at the bottom of the ocean until treasure hunters discovered it last month. It now resides at the National Roman Museum.

Coco’s Flight

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Photo: Copyright: Madison Woods

To move a harp seal named Coco to the San Francisco Zoo by plane took two months to plan. The first hour of the flight Robert sprayed her with ice cold seawater, fed her fish, and monitored her vitals. He was in the bathroom, when the plane nosedived slamming him into the walls and finally snapping his neck on the vanity sink. Everyone onboard was killed, when it shattered on the face of the mountain. As evening approached a camper eating freshly caught trout, glanced up at Coco sprawled in-between two branches.

“Is that a seal staring though a pipe?”

Dream Home

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The wall separating the kitchen from the living room had been the subject of many arguments. Tracy couldn’t take it for one more day. She was sick and tired of waiting for Jason to finally take it down. She stood twenty-pound sledgehammer in hand, wearing her old blue jeans, green t-shirt, mask, and goggles. With Jason still sleeping, she took out her aggression on the wall.

“Jason…Jason!”screamed Tracy, as she dropped the hammer and took a step back.

Jason burst in the room moments later, wearing only his blue boxers.

“What’s wrong?”noticing the fear in her eyes

“Seriously, look”, pointing behind him to the large hole.

He went pale, as a mummified face stared back at him. Jason had to turn away from it, before he lost his dinner. With a quick silent look of agreement, they ran out the front door. Jason wearing only boxers settled for a blanket from the trunk, as opposed to going back in the house.

During the forty-five minute wait for police, Tracy kept insisting they move. Though frightened, she watched the events unfold from the window. Drywall was cut away in large pieces and bagged, pictures were taken of the body, before one of the officers tried to remove it. His hand slipped, the body fell face first on the living room carpet with a thud. As it was hauled away Tracy heard someone yell, “We’ve got another one!”

About fifteen minutes later, a second smaller body was pulled from the wall. It almost felt like a dream, as up to now she had only seen dead bodies in photographs. The mummified couple ended up being, the original owners. Jason and Tracy were asked question after question, about the man and woman who sold them the property. The house was taped off as a crime scene for over a year, before it was released. Jason and Tracy took the money from the sale and never looked back.