Celebrating Booktown - May 2019

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The Challenge!

In 2018 we left our old Remington ‘Travel-Riter’ out for our Booktown guests. We began a story, and were delighted to find it continued! Our 2019 guests also stepped up, and here’s what we have so far!

‘As the fog lifted on a cold dawn in Clunes….. ‘ (Vanessa and Phil)

Booktown 2018 - (Mike and Ellen)

not more than an hour ago, I wandered through the bleak and empty house, strewn with clues that Rebecca was truly gone. ‘Where was she now,’ I wondered, now that the storm which had ripped our lives apart, was finally stil… Then I found it, hastily typed on her old Remington machine she’d bought in Amsterdam of all places, and on which she planned to write the novel which would get us home. There it was, the note which explained it all…

Booktown 2019 - (Shona & Ants)

It looked like it had been written in haste. As though her thoughts had come quicker than her ability to write them. Her writing was almost incomprehensible, thoughts that were jumbled, letters that were incomplete. I’m not sure she ever meant for someone else to see or read it. I suddenly felt like I was intruding. The note explained everything as I slowly and painfully read every squiggle and half-thought word, IT SAID…….