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Coldwater Cottage – 14: The Dark

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 The flashlight went out. That was odd; he’d charged the battery and the bulb was fairly new. There was no need to panic, there was

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Coldwater Cottage – 13: The Box

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 The tools of Dad’s obsession were strewn across the floor. A compass, a gas stove, a few shotgun cartridges. All that was left of a lifelong

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Coldwater Cottage – 12: The Crab

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 He heard a click as something chitinous hit his mask. Pointed legs scratched his cheeks where the hood didn’t cover them. He recognised the swimming crab as

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Coldwater Cottage – 11: The Bedroom

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 There had been two camp beds and nothing else in there when he left. Now there was just a single bare frame on Jack’s side of the room

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Coldwater Cottage – 10: The Stairs

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 He followed it with the flashlight and found himself looking at a cuttlefish. It hovered about two meters away, its crown of tentacles aimed at the flashlight, ready to

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Coldwater Cottage – 9: The Living Room

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 This was the right time to return to the surface. And explain to Jakki that he hadn’t found the brooch. He could see her face as he told her, a

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Coldwater Cottage – 8: The Roll

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Ian kicked his fins and tried to twist his body toward the door he’d come in through. The door itself appeared in the flashlight beam, and he heard as much as

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Coldwater Cottage – 7: The Door

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 He noticed that the door wasn’t shut as he had first thought, but slightly ajar. Strange, he could have sworn…but he hadn’t looked that closely. He could just swim round in circles

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Coldwater Cottage – 6: The Father

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 Ian stared back at the door, shut as it so often had been while a fire burned inside and rain fell outside. “You’re not coming in until you’ve chopped that wood!” The unshaven

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Coldwater Cottage – 5: The Wrasse

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 He’d seen plenty of ballan wrasses before. Every one of them had thrashed their tails to put as much distance as they could between themselves and him, which was a prudent reaction from a

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