Aunties boyfriend is gone. No one knows where he is.
Sometimes strange things happen on the mountain, like pets disappearing. Or toys. Or even people. No one knows where they go, just that they are gone. Or, at least, that is what the grownups tell the children.
What if the grownups know more than what they are letting on? What if they know where all the missing things and people are, but just wont say? What if they don’t? After all, it isn’t just children the denizens of the dark take. It can be anyone. Even adults who no longer believe.
Jessica and her cousins learn that even adults are not safe on the mountain, after something happens to their aunt’s boyfriend. Find out what happened in part 3 of The Camp Series, Auntie’s Boyfriend. #CampSeries $2.99 (See excerpt below)
We walked with her for a while, until we were a good ways from the camp. “Boy,” said Alex. “Auntie sure is upset.”
“Yes, she is,” said Aunt Carol, frowning. “I guess I would be, too.”
“Yeah,” said Carl. “Do you s’pose the Boogie Man got him?”
“I’m sure he did,” Aunt Carol said in a knowing tone.
“How do you know?” I asked.
“‘Cause I heard him when he went out to the outhouse that night.”
“Yeah. He and your Auntie had just come in from a walk, and he went back out ‘cause he had to go. I was up in my loft, and I heard him close both of the doors to the camp when he left.”
“Did you see him?” Alex asked.
“Yeah, but just for a second from my window, then he was out of site.” We walked on quietly for while as we got closer to the creek. Sitting on a big rock, she went on. “All of a sudden, I heard a commotion coming from outside. It sounded like a scream, but I couldn’t be sure over the loudness from downstairs. Man, that family of ours sure can be loud.” She finished her apple and chucked it into the woods. Some animal would eat the core.
“What happened next?” asked Jenny, her eyes wide.