Chapter 4: Little Miss Ouseburn

In this chapter of ‘Addled: Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic’ Zoe moves out of the flat she shares with her brother and finds sanctuary in a shabby but beautiful place. However, the madness she hides is beginning to stir in the darkness…

Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic

I stood before the open wardrobe and ran my eyes along the desultory collection of clothes huddled inside. Moving out was the perfect opportunity to get rid of my junk. There was stuff in here I hadn’t worn in years and couldn’t remember buying. I was going to have to be systematic and ruthless. Jonah had found some cardboard boxes and they sat behind me expectantly. I’d already packed my collection of psychology books and there was a small box of mementos, with bits of old jewellery, a couple of seashells and a pebble. I was surprised by how little I had accumulated over the years and even toyed with the idea of chucking the lot, but then found I couldn’t let go of the tiny pebble. Literally. I held it over the bin and stared at it.

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