The Cliff: Chapter Three

A Mysterious Book Is Left On Lorna’s Doorstep, While Dark Forces Prowel Through The Night.

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A loud knock startled Lorna awake. “Hm… wonder who’s here.” Grabbing a robe from the bathroom door, she wrapped tight and cracked the front door. The hallway appeared empty. Confused, she went to shut it when something caught her eye. A leather-bound book sat on the floor. Curious, she picked the book up. “Wonder who left this. Why didn’t they wait and hand it to me?” She ran a hand over the family name, Reaves, impressed in the soft black leather. The book vibrated. “What the—”. Startled, the book slipped and hit the floor with a thud. Cautious, she used a foot to scoot the book into the apartment and slammed the door. 

There had never been mention of a family book, at least none she remembered. Someone had to know about the book. Dialing her Mom from memory, she answered on the second ring, “Hello.”

“Mom?” Lorna paced.

“Lorna?” 


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