Rutabaga Posted February 12 Report Share Posted February 12 Once again I'm wracking my brain trying to remember where I saw a story. I'm pretty sure it was at AD. I thought it was by Gee Whillickers, or maybe Merkin, but no joy either place. I've checked a few others but still no luck. It might have been called "The Wall" or "The Gate" or something having to do with midnight. (How's that for vague?) The story involves a mid-teen boy whose back yard adjoins the back yard of the house on the next street over, where another mid-teen boy lives. The two boys were pals until two or three years ago, when the protagonist stopped hanging around with him any more, and I believe had stopped talking to him altogether. I think the protagonist may also have gone goth or something similar at school. These two boys had previously had a ritual where they met in the gate opening between the yards at midnight on a particular day (a birthday?). In the story, the protagonist is building up the courage to go to the gate again at midnight, where once it strikes 12:00 he will deem himself able to talk again. Or something like that. I have probably garbled the story line, but does that suggest anything to anyone out there? R Quote Link to comment
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