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A scrap of paper found in Rosie’s apartment, the day after she went missing. It was torn out of a notebook, the nubs of paper still attached. No date and no salutation.
I had the dream again.
I can never remember much. It’s all so hazy, but I know I’m at work at The Lone Man Standing. There’s something in the woods behind the bar. Something I need to check out. Something that isn’t right.
But that’s it. I don’t remember anything else. I certainly don’t know what’s back there, if anything.
I get how weird it is to say it’s the same dream when I can’t remember the details, but I know it is. It feels the same.
Uneasiness. The sense that something is very wrong.
But also, the feeling of being summoned. That someone (or something) is calling me.
I don’t know who it is. Or why.
But, I wonder.
You and I both know there’s something not right at The Lone Man Standing. It’s clear Red is involved in … something. Best not to talk—or even think—about it.
That attitude has served me well there over the years I’ve waitressed. Well over a decade now. I’ve minded my own business and kept my nose out of Red’s. Everyone was happy.
But now …
Something has changed, and I don’t know what.