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The Shadow Over Redacre

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I see a red door and I want it painted black…

 

“Okay, this should be recording. I think. If you’re listening to this then…something must have happened to me. Like it did Bells.”

 

No colors anymore I want them to turn black…

 

“My name is Benny. …Benjamin. I live in the town of Redacre, Virginia. Otherwise known as the Radio Quiet Zone. We have no cell signal, no internet, nothing. So as far as anyone in the outside world knows this is a nice, perfectly normal town.”

 

I look inside myself and see my heart is black…

 

“But it’s not. At night … well, strange things happen. The kids here, we… we wake up in the middle of the woods or worse with no idea how we got there or why. You try to tell an adult and they just laugh it off like it’s nothing! Bells understood though.”

 

I see my red door I must have it painted black…

 

“She got proof! Video. Evidence. She said she was going to try to take her mom’s car and sneak far enough out of town to where she could transmit it to the outside world. … And now she’s gone. Taken. By whoever is behind whatever the heck this is.”

 

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue…

 

“Now it’s down to us to figure out what’s going on. To try to find Bells. There’s only a few of us right now and we’re all kinda scattered, but… we have each other now. We’ve got each other’s backs. Right now, it’s just me and this… this guy. He’s kinda cool. I guess.”

 

I could not foresee this thing happening to you…

 

“Together with the other kids in our town, we form The Blackout Club, and if you’re watching this then…I guess that makes you one of the gang too. …Welcome to this cluster fu—fudge. You’re in for a wild ride.”

 

“Benny, what’re you—”

 

“Oh sh—"

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