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Murder and Intrique…A thought to ponder

Wonders aloud to herself…”Did Ireally make the wisest choice by moving here”

She thought she had picked a nice quiet place to hide from her past. Finally, a city where she could hide from her past, courteous friendly neighbours who would mind their own business and who would pay her the respect of minding her own, but this is not to be…. New Babbage is the same as every other city she has lived in.

Now, may be the time to move once again, constantly on the move, running from her past. The citizens of New Babbage, though smiling and repectful as you pass in the streets or meet in the pubs over a pleasant drink are not what they seem at all. Now the murder of an innocent person under the protective custody of the Church. If this can happen in New Babbage how long can I keep my past hidden from the evil that lurks around every corner.

Maybe just maybe when my lease is up on the flat I will slip away unnoticed soon to be a forgotten and distant memory in their minds. But wait……..if I keep running what will this solve.

Can I truly hide away from my demons or must I face them head on, just as poor Pip must have when evil crept into his cell that dreadful night. How afraid he must have been staring at death knowing there was no escape, that this was the conclusion of his poor pitiful life.

Why not stay and face my fears, if Pip was brave enough to look death straight into it’s deep dark depthless eyes, what have I to fear but fear itself.

I will have to ponder this thought over the next while, then I will make a decision.

 

Yours,

Melonie Menges

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9 Comments

  1. Queer Hermit Queer Hermit August 27, 2010

    Dear ward you need to run no further than to me, for am I not your hogosha?  Share your fears with me as I am a Temple Miko, a Speaker to the Dead, and I understand fear and horror.

  2. Melonie Menges Melonie Menges August 27, 2010

    Many thanks to you Miss Hermit for your comforting words. I will be sure to seek your advise and wisdom before making my decision.

  3. Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger August 27, 2010

    There are many things about the city that may worry you, but she keeps her secrets as well as any other.  I wouldn’t base my choices on the fortunes that befell Pip, for he was not the innocent aggrieved party some would make you believe he was.

    No matter what you may think now, New Babbage has become a fresh start for many of us who sought to begin anew.  Your future here is what you make it.

    • Melonie Menges Melonie Menges August 27, 2010

      You may be very right Miss Dagger it may be time to stand up to what evil lurks and let the demons in my soul know that I have had enough and New Babbage is where I will make my stand.

  4. Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin August 27, 2010

    you are Miss Hermit’s friend, so if anyone comes fer you just yell an i’ll help! /Tepic rattles his pocket of stones

    Anyway, always best ter stand up to people as are trying to bully you, most run off when you stand your ground!

    • Melonie Menges Melonie Menges August 27, 2010

      A friend of Miss Hermits is a friend of mine Tepic, I will be sure to yell for you if ever I run into troubles. You may be right about standing my ground or I will be bullied the rest of my life.

  5. Gabriell Anatra Gabriell Anatra August 27, 2010

    Your thoughts mirror my own.

    *stares off into the distance as she watches the sunrise*

    • Melonie Menges Melonie Menges August 27, 2010

      You are so right Miss Anatra, thank you.

  6. Heliotrope Lionheart Heliotrope Lionheart August 27, 2010

    Pish tosh, my good woman, folk in New Babbage are simply more studious and industrious than most, so secrets tend to be a bit more on the practical side here, that’s all.

    Trust me, I have intimate knowledge of the secrets of kings and paupers alike. No one here has yet to truly shock me.

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