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  • Keywords
    • haunted house,
    • ghosts and spirits,
    • Victorian manor,
    • teens and family,
    • supernatural mystery,
    • good versus evil,
    • Ontario

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Olly Olly Oxen Free
by Peter J. Terbenche

Recently widowed, Janice McKendry and her three children—teens Lucas and Danica, and ten-year-old Jordyn—have just moved into an old Victorian manor in the small Ontario town of Brookeford. Enchanted by all things historical, especially those with an intriguing story, Janice’s husband, Todd, had found the house and persuaded Janice to move there. A teacher and a writer, Todd had thoroughly researched the mysterious house and begun to write a trilogy about it. Unfortunately, Todd’s untimely passing meant he failed to share his findings: that a malevolent something—or someone—has been haunting it for years. Unaware of the local rumors, Janice and the kids move in, and Jordyn even makes a new friend: a girl her own age who seems to know a lot about the house and surrounding property. Soon after, strange things start to happen—curtains shutting, lights flickering, a picture moves around—but they are unconvinced that it’s not just their minds playing tricks on them. And as the family meets the locals, they learn many believe a ghost lives there. But it’s not until one night when the dinner table starts to rise that the McKendrys start believing the place is haunted. When Janice begins to read the trilogy Todd was writing before he died, she is shocked to find not only are the books about the history of the manor, but what is happening now; and the last book is unfinished. From the books, the McKendrys learn all about the dark history of the house and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a young girl—a little girl much like the one Jordyn has been playing with …

Peter Terbenche has been a musical performer, director, and arranger for over forty years and is an amateur historian, notably on Canadian history, with a fondness for folklore and the spirit world. Peter lives in Calgary, Alberta, with his wife, and their menagerie of cats and a dog, Buddy.


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