The Cottage A novel

Walter Richardson is the owner of The Cottage, a place that is used by vacationers for the Christmas season from November to December of 2017. When Casey Franklin, and his friends go there, they face a dark, shadowy figure, armed with an scythe...and has a unfinished business that threaten everyone there.

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1. The Cottage-Part One

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Casey Franklin​ arrived at The Cottage by eight o'clock AM. It was Wednesday, November 30, 2017; it was the before he had thought about his friends. Christmas was less than a month away. And he knew that today was the perfect time to relax, have fun, and settle down for the whole month. Casey, who was eighteen, stared at the falling snow. The early frost arrived at the Cottage; the frost painted the area white as the trees swayed back and forth. He got out of his blue 2008 Mazda. He sensed movement in the deep forest. It was an elk. "Good to meet you", he said, smiling. The elk moved onward; Casey grinned. He glanced at the black Welcome​ mat. He grabbed the front door keys that were in his brown wallet. Then he opened the front door, and let himself into the cottage.

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Casey had short, brown hair, blue eyes, and tall. He wore a red shirt, black jeans, a brown belt, red socks, and black shoes on his feet. On his left hand was a watch. He had thought about Erin Campbell, his ex-girlfriend. She had left him because she didn't want to be in the cottage. "It has bad vibes", was all she said. "But it's nice". And she wouldn't be discouraged. She left the place in a hurry. And, in the end, Casey knew that his personal life would be put on the backburner...until everything was settled in the cottage.

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Walter Richardson, the thirty year old owner of the cottage, breathed in the early morning sun. He drove his black van towards the place where he felt free to go exploring, and enjoy the wildlife. He got out of the car, and saw Casey. "Hello Casey. How're you doing?", he asked him. "Fine, Jill, Nate, Baxter, and Jon are coming soon", he answered him. Walter smiled. "I'm sure I can trust you to take care of the cottage", Walter said. "Yes", Casey told him. And Walter nodded. "I'm going to the other cottage in the forest. If you need my help, you can walk there, and I'll deal with any kind of issue". And Casey nodded. He watched Walter leave, then he opened the front door, and went inside.

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Jill watched the map. "We're almost at the cottage. Two miles to the north of Sheffield's Woods", she said. "There! See!", Nate said. He smiled at her. Baxter and Jon watched the elks in the woods. Jill drove the van towards the cottage. "Finally!", Baxter said. He saw Jill open the driver's-side door. Once everyone got out, they headed towards the cottage. Casey greeted them. "Hello, please come in". And, as they did so, they didn't see the dark shadow of the scythe holding killer waiting for them.

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Casey flicked on the light switch. The Cottage lights illuminated the hallway. Jill looked around. She noticed several bedrooms. Nearby was an old brown ladder that led to the attic; the ladder was full of spiders. "Get them off!", Jill said. She kicked at them with her shoes; she then walked upstairs. She realized that the black lever was still to the left of her. She made sure she was secured. Then she noticed several black chairs. Written in bold letters were the words: ​SEAN T. MARKHAM, JR., OWNER OF THE COTTAGE; FEBRUARY 8, 1906​. She sensed the weather was cold. It was now 65 degrees, and dropping slowly. As she sat down on one of the chairs, she stared out of the glass windows. To her horror she saw the scythe man...and screamed.

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"What's the matter?", Casey asked Jill. 

"It's the scythe man. He's real", she answered him.

"There's no such person as a 'scythe man'", Casey said.

"He is a nightmare like out of a Stephen King novel", she said. Casey stared at his friends; he shrugged. "If there's someone out there, we'll deal with it". And he shook his head, as she made her way to the spacious kitchen.

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