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Round Robin ~ Week of January 1st, 2017

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Xander stood in awe as he gazed out of the window overlooking the green, plush, rolling hills of Ireland, still in disbelief that his great uncle on his mother's side had actually willed him a castle! 

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It was a place straight out of fantasy, huge, dark, damp, becoming charming and welcoming with the hearth lit.........and from what he gathered in the nearby village, possibly haunted as well. 

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Just as he began to laugh that last thought off, the room grew colder by 20 degrees, the hair on the back of his neck stood on end, and he heard the distinct wailing of an infant in obvious distress.

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His eyes wide, shaking all over, he slowly left the room, then began to creep down the hallway towards the sounds of the wailing.

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Keeping his back up against the wall, and limbs moving much slower than his heart, he made it to the room from where the wailing came from and thought his heart quit beating as he peeked in and saw a translucent cradle with a glowing baby within, screaming at the top of his lungs...a baby that looked exactly like his own baby pictures!

 

 

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On 1/4/2017 at 7:40 AM, Terra said:

Keeping his back up against the wall, and limbs moving much slower than his heart, he made it to the room from where the wailing came from and thought his heart quit beating as he peeked in and saw a translucent cradle with a glowing baby within, screaming at the top of his lungs...a baby that looked exactly like his own baby pictures!

 

 

Xander's mind was all over the place.  He had never been inside this castle.  His great uncle had been a complete stranger to him.  Memories of his mother telling him how evil this man was, flashed through his thoughts.  It was then that he heard it.  A distinct, low, gravely voice in his ear.  "Ya belong here Xander." 

 

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6 hours ago, Khemosabi said:

Xander's mind was all over the place.  He had never been inside this castle.  His great Uncle had been a complete stranger to him.  Memories of his mother telling him how evil this man was, flashed through his thoughts.  It was then that he heard it.  A distinct, low, gravely voice in his ear.  "Ya belong here Xander." 

 

A huge shudder wracked his whole body making it tense with fear and when he opened his eyes again, he couldn't believe what they were seeing, for everything in the castle had changed into the decor of over a century ago.

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1 hour ago, Terra said:

A huge shudder wracked his whole body making it tense with fear and when he opened his eyes again, he couldn't believe what they were seeing for everything in the castle had changed into the decor of over a century ago.

It was all so confusing.  Xander could still feel the welcoming fire from the hearth, just as he did moments ago.  He stepped closer to it, hoping it would rid his body from cold air that had him shivering.  He recognized his great uncle standing near the cradle.  Xander moved closer so he could hear what his great uncle was saying to the young infant.  "It's yours Aedan, all of it.  One day, my son, everything I have built, the sacrifices I have made, the blood that enriches this soil, shall be yours!"

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3 hours ago, Khemosabi said:

It was all so confusing.  Xander could still feel the welcoming fire from the hearth, just as he did moments ago.  He stepped closer to it, hoping it would rid his body from cold air that had him shivering.  He recognized his great uncle standing near the cradle.  Xander moved closer so he could hear what his great uncle was saying to the young infant.  "It's yours Aedan, all of it.  One day, my son, everything I have built, the sacrifices I have made, the blood that enriches this soil, shall be yours!"

Xander's blood ran cold through his veins as he saw the very young version of his great uncle's face slowly turn to face him and instantaneously shift to a skeletal monstrosity with fire burning in the eye sockets and maggots crawling out of the mouth and then back to the young face again.

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Turning to flee, he learned that what he was seeing was actually the reflection in an antique mirror that covered nearly the entire wall.  He now stood face-to-face with this Great Uncle, who had somehow crossed the entire room in the blink of an eye..  The older man with a younger face smiled, but the mirth did not reach his eyes.   A slight bow of his, and a voice like stone scraping iron, he spoke.  "Master.  Follow me to your Forever."

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The shower in the hotel room revitalized him, his hair still slightly damp when he shut the door behind him and headed for the nearest real estate office.  Life in America suddenly didn't seem so humdrum after all. 

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On the way over to the nearest real estate office, he decided to turn on the radio as he didn't like where his thoughts were going, but once he settled on a station he liked, it turned to all static and then he heard his great uncle's evil laughter blaring through the speakers followed by the words, "You will come back Xander, there is no escaping me or my plans for you!"

 

 

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Xander snapped off the radio and pulled to the side of the road momentarily to collect this thoughts. Perhaps he'd hold off on the Realtor and look for an exorcist instead. 

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Xander took out his phone, typing in a search for a local exorcist. Several came up in Google Places. He was surprised at how good their websites looked, and that they had excellent SEO for their chosen keywords. Their professionalism reassured him. 

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He did his due diligence in research discovering that the top held spots were held by those who hired members of Mike Friedman's Spartan Marketing Academy and gave a huge sigh of relief knowing that he was going to be in the good hands of business savvy experts.

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It was that moment of light within the darkness... that's when he had a truly profound idea, one that would transform everything we know of getting your message to customers across the world and make him the first individual Trillionaire.  He turned to his great uncle and silently coined a new term:  "Ghost Marketing!"

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He would merely build his business, buy leads, then have his deceased uncle haunt his leads in their sleep, making it almost certain that they would be contacting his business......even if just to find out what was going on, but, of course, he wouldn't know because that would be only a matter that they had seen the business and their subconscious mind was telling them they needed to whatever he was selling. 

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