The dreams, visions really, started the night Maggie and Henry’s father disappeared. Till then, life had been almost boring in the small town of Mayhew, Virginia.
It began at the carnival that had come to town when school let out for summer vacation. An overcast sky made it darker than usual but the lights from the rides and booths lit the night.
Henry followed his twin sister out of the arcade. “But if you give me some of your quarters I can demolish the Death Star.”
Maggie didn’t turn her head. “Dad would be so mad if he knew you blew your money on more stupid video games. Come on, let’s ride the Ferris wheel before we have to meet Mom and Dad.”
Henry stopped. “You know I hate heights.”
She turned towards him, hands on hips. “But you’ll ride the roller coaster?”
“That’s different. It’s living a video game.”