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Chap. 15—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)

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FIFTEEN

Meet Lord Andrei

Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)Now back inside the central passage, Mrs. Reinhardt pointed toward the elevator, next to the staircase. “The elevator was installed over a year ago when Lord Andrei began having difficulty climbing the stairs. We use it when he wants to enjoy the garden or there is a need to venture into Maryville.” Continue reading “Chap. 15—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”

Chap. 14—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)

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FOURTEEN

The Tour

Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)Ruby followed Mrs. Reinhardt—expertly managing the tea tray in hand—-out of the little parlor, through the central passage, and into another room similar to the one they had just left. This one, however, had a dining room table and several wooden chairs with cushioned seats around it. Tall candles sat in the middle of the table and on top of the mantel shelf of the fireplace. The plaster ceiling was elaborately decorated, and the walls were painted a pea green. Continue reading “Chap. 14—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”

Chap. 12—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)

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TWELVE

Meet Victor

Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)Ruby started her car when the vehicle in front of her began to move. She looked out the side door window and saw Ethel sitting in her old gray sedan a few cars over. She waved, and Ethel waved back. They had exchanged phone numbers while sitting on the ferry’s deck after Ethel nearly pleaded for Ruby not to accept the job at Vrolok Manor House and to go back to the mainland. However, Ruby was on a mission, and no seer was going to tell her what to do. Besides, she did not believe in fortune tellers. Nevertheless, she was happy to have someone she could visit while on the island. Even though Ethel seemed a little eccentric—to say the least—-especially with her warning of doom and gloom, she liked the elderly woman and would make a point of visiting her while in Maryville. Continue reading “Chap. 12—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”

Chap. 11—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)

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ELEVEN

The Watcher

Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)I smelleth thy blood and its delicious metalline scent, as it wafts over the churning waves. Ye are approaching, and mine master will be pleased. Thy ignorance delights us as it allows the past, presenteth, and future timeth to followeth the path few hast traveled. It flows liketh a river along sinuous currents, drawn into the whirlpool where it will be swallowed and taken to the placeth of nay returneth. Thy destiny, mine dear one, is not yet seteth, and thy freewill is executable. In spite of that, each stepeth thou taketh brings thou closer to us. . . to him. As I looketh into the future, the vision is a twisting blur, but with each beateth of thy heart, it ticks through timeth until one day it will beateth nay more. Continue reading “Chap. 11—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”

Chap. 10—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)

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TEN

Ferry Ride

Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)With her car loaded on the deck below, Ruby repositioned the straps of her bulging backpack as she walked along the deck of Trout Line Ferry. Two laptops—one for work and one for pleasure—along with cables, her purse, and extra clothing, made the knapsack especially heavy. But she did not care because the mugginess from yesterday had dissipated, leaving a pleasant warmness to the air on that fair weather day. The blue sky had a spattering of cottony white cumulus clouds above, and below was a refreshing sparkle of the Caribbean blue water of Lake Michigan. Aside from the fact she was going to the island to work, rather than vacation, it was an absolutely gorgeous day. Continue reading “Chap. 10—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”