Chapter 1 “She heard something rattling in the kitchen. She was home alone; someone had to be in her house. She was alone, scared, and prepared to fight. She walked slowly from her bedroom to the hall looking for something or someone. She didn’t want to make any noise. Melody slowly made her way to the kitchen and there was no one there. She thought maybe they went to another room, so she looked all around, and NOTHING!” Melody and her husband Sam decided they wanted to move to a small town. With Sam working at the railroad, Sam was relocated to a small town called Everest County. It was a small town with about 1200 people in the community. Melody was a teacher back in the city; she took some time off to get settled in their new place. She loved history and writing. They wanted to buy a house they had seen several months ago while Sam was looking at the place of transfer. The house was white and a quiet place to live. They see this house abandoned, with some fixing up to do. It had lots of trees, plenty of land, a place to go fishing. It was a great deal for them and was a perfect place to live for Melody and Sam. Sam was a hunter, fisherman, loved to ride on four-wheelers. Melody went into the town to buy some groceries and some things for the house, like paint, and brushes. She ran into some older ladies in the market; they were all real friendly. There was one that stood out. Her name was Bella. She had the prettiest white hair, and so pure looking. She had a very sweet voice. She knew Melody was not from there. She had a city look, a rushed look, always in a hurry to get things done fast. Bella asked where she was living and how long she had lived there. “I just moved in to that abandoned house on County Rd 785.” The ladies were very silent, bent their heads down and said “good luck.” They all walked away hurriedly. Standing there in the middle of the aisle just boggled on what that meant. She walked up to the register and checked out her things. On the way home Melody kept thinking why those ladies told her good luck and rushed away. As she was unloading her groceries on the cabinet and started making dinner, Melody heard the shower running. She knew Sam was not home from work yet. “Sam is that you?” she yelled. With nothing but silence, she ran toward the bathroom and put her head up to the door. She could hear the shower was spraying. She twisted the knob slowly, she opened the door but there was no one there. The shower was not running, and no water was in the bathtub. She shrugged and thought maybe it was her imaginings. She then felt something brush her shoulder, like someone had walked by her really fast. She was very scared. As her husband was coming home, she called his cell phone and said what was happening. But he thought she was just making things up. He didn’t believe her.