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May. 16th, 2016



[Locked to Janus]

I believe you may get your payment soon enough.

Apr. 21st, 2016


Motel: Steve & Meredith

Who: Steve & Meredith
What: A run-in
Where: The Motel
When: Today!
Warnings/Rating: Probably nada.

She felt numb inside, like she was moving through a haze, disconnected from the rest of the world. )


News: The Carnival

[Thursday afternoon shows a change at the carnival. The fortune-teller's tent has a sign on it indicating that it is closed for the foreseeable future, while one of the trailers gets emptied out. Its previous occupant doesn't take much with her, it seems, judging by the number of boxes and items left outside with a sign indicating "Free" on them. There are some treasures in there, it seems. Hand-knit things, boxes of tea that were hardly touched, an emerald ring still in its jeweler's box. It's all been left for the taking, and the former occupant of the trailer was last seen checking into the old motel in town. There were whispers that she was quite the mess when she left, face bruised up something fierce with one eye blacked and her bottom lip split. People talk about the fight there yesterday, but the rest of the details are pretty murky. But someone's left, and it's pretty clear she's not coming back.]

Apr. 20th, 2016


Eddie N

[Locked to Eddie, after Sam's 'visit'.]

Can you bring over some peroxide for me? If you have a moment, that is. If not, it's quite alright.




I have to say that the downtown area is looking really nice!

Maybe I should look into moving out that way sometime. I do love the carnival, but changes of scenery are always good, right?


News: Repose

[If recent reports are anything to go by, it seems the blind fortune teller from the carnival isn't so blind anymore. She was spied downtown recently, window-shopping, sans cane. And judging by the bag of books she was seen carrying from the second-hand bookstore, she's doing just fine. After a stop for some coffee and a stroll down near the police department, she made her way back to the carnival with no assistance that could be seen. Either she's found a way to read regular books without sight, or the rumours are true. She can see again.]

Apr. 6th, 2016


[Cris M, Sam A]

[A simple note card is delivered to each of them. Inside, a very basic message in a very legible hand:

I just wanted to apologise and wish you well.


There is nothing else included.]

Apr. 5th, 2016


Please don't tell me that field of flowers doesn't really exist.

Feb. 27th, 2016


[Janus & Meredith]

Who: Janus and Meredith
What: ...Chats?
Where: The Bus Station
When: Late Friday, early Saturday.
Warnings/Rating: TBA. Safe to start.

The bus schedule was one thing, the actual bus was another. It was running an hour late, probably because it was rare that anyone was in Repose to catch it, and nobody had any reason to hurry, including Janus, who was sitting behind the counter with a plastic bottle of Coca-Cola and Candy Crush on his phone. The game was congratulating him as he shifted from hip to hip on his chair, He was in jeans, a seasonal down-filled coat the color of overripe blueberries, and (his favorite part of the ensemble) a vintage hat that succeeded in making him look like the most innocuous, trustworthy sort of bus employee you could imagine.

The station had overhead speakers from a decade past, and they were playing a local radio station from the county over, country tunes with tinny bridges and twangy voices. He was humming along to one of them when the door opened, breaking his focused intent to match green gummy bears with blue gummy bears.

"You're either really early or really late," he said, not unkindly.

Feb. 18th, 2016



I was wondering if someone might help me purchase something. I've the money, but it's hard to pick out the colors when I can't see...

Feb. 12th, 2016



[As things get worse, as Wren H.]

Stay inside. Stay inside. Stay inside. Stay inside.

Feb. 10th, 2016


Sam A, Eddie N

[Locked to Sam A]

Congratulations on the baby.

[She wants to write more, but it's kept short and sweet in lieu of her conversation with Cris.]

[Locked to Eddie N]

You always seem so knowledgeable.

Any idea on how to turn this hearing off?

[before any response comes, she deletes the post and retreats to her trailer with the door locked tight.]

Feb. 9th, 2016


public, Connie G, Evelyn W, Meredith J, Stephanie M

[Public, as Cris M.]
Can anybody tell me the best places to go get a quick drink in the Capital, near downtown? Beer, whiskey, nothing fancier than that.

[Locked to Connie G]
Thanks for the yellow animal I keep getting hit in the head with.

[Locked to Evelyn W]
Thanks for the stuff, Evelyn. That was real nicea you and we appreciate it.

[Locked to Meredith J]
How you doing? You hear bout the baby?

[Locked to Stephanie M]
Everything falling apart without me?

Jan. 30th, 2016


[news: the lake]

[A woman is spotted at the lake late Saturday evening, standing at the edge. It wouldn't be so strange if it weren't for the length of time she had been standing there. She's made no move to jump, to lower herself into the water, but she's also made no move to leave, either. She simply stands there, lips moving in silent conversation, apparently unaware of the world about her.]


eddie/mere & public

[Private to Meredith J.]
[On the off chance she has her journal.]



One of my carnies went missing. She was upset and I think she wandered off into the woods. If you'd like to help, I'd really appreciate it. The clowns are a little useless when it comes to things like this.

Jan. 25th, 2016


[public, anonymously]

[as anon.]

So loud. So very loud. It never stops, does it? All the words, pouring in. I think I'm drowning even though I still breathe. I think I'm dying even though my heart beats. It never stops, so loud, echoing in my head. I've started to lose track of who, what, where, why...



Jan. 14th, 2016


Daniel W, Iris M, Meredith J, Jack P

[Locked to Daniel W]
Did you get wasted? I haven't heard from you, yeah? Is that why?

[Locked to Iris M]
Meet prince charming in the dark or anything?

[Locked to Meredith J]
Are you good?

[Email to Jack C]
[Anon, as always.] What did you do when you realized you weren't good for her?

Dec. 27th, 2015


Daniel W, Grant S, Meredith J

[Locked to Daniel W]
Thanks for the coat, huh?

[Locked to Grant S]
You've made my daughter real happy. The pies are the perfect size for her stuffed animals.

[Locked to Meredith J]

Dec. 25th, 2015


Shane A, Louis D, Daniel W, Iris M, Meredith J, Cris M

[Individual locks: Shane A, Louis D, Daniel W, Iris M, Meredith J]
Thank you! :)

[Locked to Cris M]
[On the 24th, after receiving the gifts at the shop, and while sitting in the living room, in front of the tree and wearing footie pjs and the insanely expensive coat Daniel sent Cris.] We GOTTA talk about these gifts.

Dec. 14th, 2015



Would anyone near the carnival be able to help me? The heat's gone out, and I'm not sure where I should even start.

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