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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Postcards (08/29/05)

TITLE: Disturbing Postcards From Linda
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08/30/05


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Tonya loved receiving postcards from her friend Linda, who now lived in Austria. The postcards were always colorful, upbeat and interesting. Linda moved overseas just six months ago and had been sending postcards regularly to her, a great way to keep in touch.

It was in the fall of 2004 when Tonya began noticing something strange about Linda’s postcards. The postcards weren’t as cheerful as the usual ones she sent. They now had a dark overtone to them, not just with the pictures but with the message. Maybe she was just feeling out of sorts, Tonya thought.

Then towards Thanksgiving the postcards slowed down and soon Tonya was receiving only a couple a month. One particular postcard showed a castle with a cemetery in the back. It was dreary looking and the castle had a familiar eerie tone to it…like she had seen it before.

Christmas was just five days away when she received the strangest postcard of all. It was clearly handmade with a small insert of a picture placed on it. Linda’s face appeared on the postcard, along with the man she lived with. Tonya remembered Jon, for he was at the airport that day, traveling with Tonya. They were happy and excited with the future before them.

Then Tonya remembered something else that was disturbing. Jon had made eye contact with her that day at the airport and it was not the normal kind of well-wishing eye contact. There was a menacing look, the kind that forbade an unclear future.

Then, right before Christmas Tonya received the last postcard she would receive from her friend. On it was a fuzzy picture of Jon outside their home in Austria and he was digging a very deep hole. Tonya was puzzled and frightened.

Then, for several months nothing....until one cold day in March. She heard a knock at the door—actually it was more of a tapping, the kind of tapping an insolent bird might make. She walked slowly to the door, opened it and saw a very happy looking, Jon. There was no sign of her friend and Jon appeared anxious to walk through the door.

Inside Jon’s small briefcase was one last postcard and on it was written, “To all my friends and family, have left for Europe with Jon” …Won’t be back.

Tanya


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dub W09/05/05
Oops...well done.
J. C. Lamont09/08/05
I liked this, I really did. I love dark stories. But I am thinking that you had to cut it down to make the word count because I'm alittle confused. I'm assuming that Jon killed her, but why did he come to Tonya's house? And why did the castle look familiar? The story is great and I'm very intrigued. Please e-mail me when the challange is done because I must know!
Nita Frazier09/09/05
I agree eith J.C. This is a longer mystery that needs to be told.
Jan Ackerson 09/10/05
I'm confused, too. How did Tanya / Tonya know what was in Jon's suitcase? And did she go away with him? Was the line "I won't be back" part of the message on the postcard? Lots of unanswered questions here...
Shirley Thomas09/11/05
A mystery that leaves you hanging.....good job!