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Journey to the Past

By Ashley C. Malinowski

Fantasy / Adventure

Chapter I

Journey To The Past

Chapter I

After the bands practice, I decide to walk down the streets of London. A small book store caught my interest. I stroll in and you can tell it was old by the Victorian designs around the store.

I browsed through the store and saw a huge collection of books. I couldn't believe how many there were for a small store. There were first editions of Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Sherlock Holmes. That when I noticed a small thin book.

I pulled out the small thin book. It looked like a journal. I open up the journal and on the first page was a name. The name was Cain C. Hargreaves.

I decided to buy the journal and the Alice in Wonderland first edition. I walked over to the counter to check out. This old lady comes out from the back and it looked like she was born in the Stone Age or something because she was ancient.

"Is this all?" she asked

"Yes" I said smiling.

"That will be fifty-seven ninety-five." she said looking at the cash register

I just looked at her for a few seconds and sighed. I grabbed my wallet from my pocket. I paid her with my debit card. She placed the books in a bag and handed the bag to me. I was about to leave when she grabbed my arm and said "Be careful with that journal. It will bring great danger to you."

I gave her a puzzled look and said "Ok" and walked out fast.

I had gone a couple blocks from the store. I decided to stop and thought to myself 'What a crazy old lady.' I grabbed the journal from the bag and observed it with uncertainty.

'What did she mean by that anyway?' I asked myself.

I tossed the journal back in to the bag. I decided to brush it off. I strolled back to the hotel.

I got back to the hotel. It was around ten o' clock. I walked into the elevator and press the sixth floor button and went straight to my room.

I got into my room and set the books on the chair. I went over to my lounge and grab my Snoopy PJ pants and a Snoopy t-shirt. I finish changing and lie on the bed and turn on the TV. I flip through the channels to look for Doctor Who. No Doctor Who. No TV. I decided to grab one of the books from the chair. I grab Alice in Wonderland first, but I decided to grab the journal.

I go and sit on my bed and opened the journal. When a picture fell out. I grabbed it and it was a black and white picture of a little girl and a young man. 'He must be Cain. He looks kind of cute.' I said to myself looking at the picture.

I put the picture down on the night stand and start to read the journal: Last night I buried my pet bird. I think father killed it. He always takes away my favorite things...

I look at the page and there was nothing else written. I look through the whole journal and there's nothing written in this whole thing.

"I paid for this thing and there's nothing else written in it! That's bullshit!" I yelled throwing the book across the room.

Thinking to myself 'I'm going to return that book tomorrow and get my money back'

I laid down on my bed, trying to not get mad about my disappointment about the journal. I turned the light on the night stand off and went to sleep.

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