Here’s the next episode of The Dark Road
Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:
Herb followed Mary Grace up the stairs, portraits hung on either side over the dark wallpaper with garish yellow flowers.
“This has an old-fashioned vibe.”
“Yes, the owners researched the place and restored it to the original, as closely as they could,” Mary Grace said. “It was originally owned by their family, so they had access to a lot of old pictures and documents.”
They got to the landing, which opened into a long hall with doors on both sides and more of the garish wallpaper.
“I take it this hasn’t been owned by the family all along,” Herb said.
“The family members who built the place fled in 1930.”
“Really. Never heard of that. The Vanderlip Estate gets all of the attention around here.”
Mary Grace looked back at him, sly smile on her face, then stopped in front of one of the doors, halfway down the hall. She…
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