After the Woods by Kim Savage

By Kim Savage

"Statistically conversing, women like me don't come again whilst men like Donald Jessup take us."

Julia understands she beat the percentages. She escaped the kidnapper who hunted her within the woods for 2 terrifying nights that she can't totally have in mind. Now it's 12 months later, and a useless lady turns up in those self same woods. The poor stories resurface, leaving Julia in a stupor at awkward moments-in entrance of beautiful Kellan MacDougall, for example.

At least Julia's no longer by myself. Her ally, Liv, was once within the woods, too. while Julia obtained stuck, Liv ran away. Is Liv's guilt over leaving Julia the explanation she's ravenous herself? Is hooking up with Shane Cuthbert, an addict with an explosive mood, Liv's method of punishing herself for now not having Julia's again? because the devastating fact approximately Liv turns into transparent, Julia realizes the only individual she thinks she is familiar with best-Liv-is the individual she is familiar with least of all. And that when the woods used to be only the start.

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For no more than several hours ago I was engaged in the composition of an heroic ode in iambic pentameters dedicated to this very mystery. Let me read it to you . ' With which he extracts a piece of parchment from his voluminous cloak, squints at it briefly, then declaims: When Grott he was a little lad His interest turned to all things bad And so it was in later years He turned out worse than most had feared Becoming something of a witch, Then later changing to a Lych. His enemies, so it is said, Thought him alive, yet saw him dead.

Exclaims the Fiend, not at all displeased. ' Which was, of course, the point, although you can hardly tell him that. In past adventures, the Fiend was often helpful if buttered up sufficiently. Since he seems friendly enough at this juncture, you venture to say, 'Sir Fiend, my master, Merlin, has charged me to seek out a fellow necromancer by 137 the name of Grott the Hoddle, this being a personage who owes him fifty golden pieces. Merlin has assured me Grott is alive, but the only indication I have of him is this tomb which clearly suggests to me he must be dead.

Or you can always try swimming back in which case you should throw two dice. Score 2-4 and you're right back 105-106 here. Score 5-8 and you'll swim to 92. Score 9-12 and you will get back safely, allowing you to retrace your steps to 59. 105 Yipes! Rolling down the corridor towards you is a giant fireball! You recognise it instantly, of course. This is exactly the sort of magical fireball you have used before in various adventures. It never misses and scores a straight 75 points of damage. If this kills you (and it's difficult to see how it wouldn't) go to 14.

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