Tourmaline’s 2022 Halloween Challenge Day 24 Haunted (and Forest)

“Isla de las Muñecas“, nearby the Xochimilco canals, México Distrito Federal. Luis was haunted by nightmares every time he closed his eyes. Most times he was running through a dark forest and being chased. The bomb shelter was stocked with food, water, and other essentials for five years for one person. The monster fed on…

Tourmaline’s 2022 Halloween Challenge Day 23 Forest

Haunted Halloween Forest While waiting for Jean’s call, Marty had an idea. Although his Aunt and Uncle would be livid, he texted Fonz and asked him if he wanted to go with him on a very dangerous mission. Fonz texted back “YES!” immediately and the two met up at the central courtyard of the U…

Tourmaline’s 2022 Halloween Challenge Part 22 Grave

Fresh dug grave Mr. Jonas’ graveside funeral was at noon. Although the team didn’t know him well, they all wanted to pay their respects. The cemetery was just a mile out of town. While the service was going on, the ground began to tremble and three things went through everyone’s mind as to what it…

Tourmaline’s 2022 Halloween Challenge Part 21 Leaves

Halloween Leaves Project “Me too! Are you OK!?” asked Marty. “I thought having the military show up would make things better, – and it has – but at the same time, chaos is breaking out and gets worse by the minute. I didn’t have time to say much about that Belos-Tusk (B-T) meeting, but we…

Tourmaline’s 2022 Halloween Challenge Part 20 Drink

Sake at Halloween Later that afternoon, a convoy of trucks arrived at the bug warehouse. Luis had received a call from the secretary for the University President and informed him of their arrival. The Lieutenant in charge would show his ID and Luis would allow the soldiers to pass on to the basement elevator. The…

Tourmaline’s 2022 Halloween Challenge Part 19 Decor

Adrian’s Restaurant (not in Mexico) Marty waited in the hallway for Professor Aguilar, whose office was dark behind the opaque glass door. It was 9:15 am. when Marty heard the ding of a text. It was the professor, texting, “meet me at Rocky’s in five.” Rocky’s was a small breakfast cafe just off campus, popular…

Tourmaline’s 2022 Halloween Challenge Part 18 Desserts

Flan de Cajeta (Mexican Creme Caramel) Marty waited until after dinner and Aunt Rosa’s, Flan de Cajeta (Mexican Creme Caramel,) her special dessert, to ask for a family meeting. He started from the beginning, when he and Jean found the cave drawing, what drew him to his university field of study, what had happened at…