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Part II: Everything Changes
January 28, 1957
"Liz, are you all right?" Laura asked, watching her sister-in-law carefully. "You look very pale."
Elizabeth sighed, feeling a faint pain between her eyes. She put a hand over her eyes and waved the other woman off.
"I'm fine. Just feeling a little under the weather."
It was a lie, but Laura seemed to take it without anymore desire to needle her with more questions. Elizabeth sipped a glass of water, speaking again once her headache subsided.
"Have you seen Willie around?"
"He was out sweeping the driveway, last I saw" Roger repli
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Part V: Incoming Storm
May 23, 1957
Elizabeth shot awake at a loud banging sound coming from outside. She fumbled out of bed, trying not to wake her husband. Paul groaned and reached for her, only to stir at the sound as well.
"Hell's that noise ?" he muttered, pulling the blankets over his head. Elizabeth shook her head and pulled on a robe before walking to the bedroom window. It wouldn't budge. The shutters were clamped shut from the outside.
Leaving her grumbling husband in the bedroom, Elizabeth walked outside and stood back in the driveway facing the house. Willie Loomis stood on a ladder, hammerin
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Part IV: To Hell with Self-Restraint
March 17, 1957
Willie stared into his half-empty whiskey bottle and sighed. He forced himself to keep his distance from Elizabeth and the rest of the family. He knew that Roger could care less, but Laura often asked him if everything was all right. Loomis simply lied through his teeth that he was fine and then proceeded to bury himself in whatever menial labor he could find. Now, as he lay back in his bed with nothing but Jim Beam and his own thoughts for company, he felt restless. He could let his mind wander, but if he did, he knew his
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Part III: Explanations
February 14, 1957
It had been nearly a month since Elizabeth had told Willie she was pregnant and that she planned on raising the child without his help. She knew she had hurt him, she watched him drown himself in whiskey nearly every night. But she hurt too. Any possible hint of romantic feeling she had for the groundskeeper she flung away and willed herself to ignore it. The family was cursed enough and for a wild moment, Elizabeth almost considered her unborn child to be part of it. She quickly shook such a thought from her mind.
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Part I: Strange Bedfellows
January 1, 1957
Elizabeth Collins-Stoddard winced at the bright sunlight peering in through the windows, screwing her eyes shut and grumbling.
Whoever got the idea to throw a New Year's party should rot in hell
It had, of course, been her idiot husband's idea. Paul often do would such things, just so he could disappear from Collinwood Manor while the remaining family members became too involved in the thrall of booze and music. Elizabeth cursed under her breath, head pounding as she rose from bed and made to stretch. She quickly grasped at the sheets