by Alison Buck
A sleeping menace is roused deep in the darkness
of the forest. For decades it grows, biding its time, reaching out
to tug at the ordinary lives of those living beyond the shadow of
Their children begin to disappear.
Unaware and unsuspecting of the danger, a group
of families, friends for many years, journey to a newly opened hotel.
It stands alone in a clearing a mile or more within the forest boundary.
For some this will be their last reunion.