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    Martin finds them eventually, tapered white wax, twenty or thirty of them beside a box of ancient (but dry) matches, and a little brass dish with a slot that just about fits the base of the candle. He feels like Scrooge, fitting the whole thing together, tucking a few more into his pocket before striking a match -

    Which immediately goes out.

    “Oh, fuck you,” Martin says into the murk.

    Again -

    And again, the fire vanishes. Quick and efficient as a breath. He shivers in the sudden cold.

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    Martin Blackwood inherits an old country house, but there are more inhabitants than he first realises. When eventually the paranormal occurrences become too frequent and dangerous for him to ignore, he has to turn to a group of misfit ghost hunters for help.
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    15 Jan 2021

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    Meals and the preparation of are, for want of a better word, informative. Fact gathering. A place where they can fill in the gaps of their knowledge of the other.

    Jon cooks for Martin, and they learn more about each other.

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    19 Nov 2020

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    Tim decided to do what he did best- roll with the punches. Even though the punch, in this case, was his prickly cactus of a boss suddenly deciding he needed affection like a dying plant needs sunlight.

    In which Jon encounters a cursed object, and the rest of the archival crew suffers for it. If you can call it suffering.

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    20 Oct 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 42

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    Martin has been dreaming. He can never quite remember the contents of the dreams, but he knows that they ought to be nightmares. He also knows that every time he wakes from one of them, he feels loved.

    Jon has been dreaming. He's certain that they are only dreams. Why would they be anything else? He has no reason to worry about actually breaking into Martin's flat every night and gently coaxing spiders down Martin's throat. His subconscious has produced stranger things.

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    08 Oct 2020

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    Dr. Reyes is gone. The barriers are down. And the five of them set off in the hope of making a fresh start, together.

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    04 Oct 2020