A brilliant entry by Gary – dark and mischievous with a surprise ending:
Jocelyn fretted as she climbed the hill alone towards the meeting place.
They had planned it perfectly; a light fog, no moon and dark enough to badly want a forbidden flashlight.
This club was so exclusive, so well placed that they could make or break someone’s college career. So, she’d carefully considered her invitation but fretted because the cost of joining was so high.
It only added to her indignity that only pretty girls were invited by the all-male membership committee. Everyone knew that guys paid a different price to join. Her anger grew deeper with each step up the trail she’d previously visited in the daylight so she would know the way.
The last glimmers of the setting sun were disappearing and the forest closed in. Only the scarce white stones distinguished the path leading her to where she heard the murmurs from the gathered council but could not see the gathering place with its log seating and one special chair reserved for her, the chosen inductee.
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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a woodland. In the centre of the woodland is a clearing with fallen trees made into a round seating area. At the head of the seating area is a grand chair.
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