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I moaned softly to myself as I compelled my battered legs to carry me
for the last time along the over-grown garden path, which I had once
skipped down so carelessly as a young boy. I sighed as I surveyed the
acres; the once beautifully manicured, but now utterly disheveled
expanse of garden stretching before me. My gaze rested on the immense
oak tree that cut into the landscape, once majestic and verdant but
now withered and dieing. I apprehensively forced my eyes to look
directly ahead of me and focused them upon the house that had once
given me so much happiness as a boy. I mocked myself for thinking that
I could bring those memories back. I let my eyes rove over the house,
visualizing the rooms behind the now cracked and distorted windows. I
felt my heart begin to beat faster as I saw the one I was looking for.
It was now boarded up; concealing the room I had come to see. My
vision momentarily flittered over the incongruous, gaudily coloured
car that had brought me so far, but there was no turning back; not
now, not...


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