Category Archives: Arthur and Martha

The story of Arthur and Martha, the grandchildren of Mindy Farmer

Chapter 17: Facing Reality

As Sophie and Zachary grew older, Martha and Bostram realised that despite their circumstances, it was unfair to raise their children underground. Thus they made the decision to move to the next county, to a piece of land they could take … Continue reading

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Chapter 16: Acting Normal

 Trying to act like nothing was wrong proved extremely difficult for the family, though Sonya suspected nothing (at least for now). Leaving Adele in Ryan’s care, Elizabeth and Arthur attempted to distract themselves by taking a romantic trip to the … Continue reading

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Chapter 15: A Visitor from the Grave

Early one morning, a chunky envelope was placed inside the Farmers’ letterbox by an unassuming postman. Before Arthur could walk out the door to retrieve it, Sonya, as had become her routine practice, snuck out of the back door, sprinted … Continue reading

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Chapter 14: Hidden Away

  Martha gave birth to two healthy twins on the night she and Bostram arrived at the stables. By day, they hid in the basement underneath the property, but by night they were free to explore the countryside on horseback; … Continue reading

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Chapter 13: Escape from St Casper’s

“Bostram! I’m pregnant!” cried Martha. Bostram picked her up, swung her around in glee and finished by holding her close. “Martha, I am not risking the life of my child in this asylum. Tonight we leave”. *** Martha and Bostram fled … Continue reading

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Chapter 12: 5 Years a Lie

 Early one October afternoon, Sonya received a phone call from St Casper’s Sanatorium for the Neurologically Impaired. The cold, gritty voice of the head nun, Tiana, growled out of the handset. “If you wish to continue the current arrangement”, she … Continue reading

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Chapter 11: Everyone is a Victim

Ryan struggled without Caleb. Each day was excruciating, each night was unliveable. Oddly enough, Sonya was sympathetic to his pain. She told him of her own father, who died from a heroin overdose when she was ten. “One day you’ll … Continue reading

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Chapter 10: A Mole in the Family?

5 Year Time Jump Four and a half years after the unfortunate death of their mother, Martha, teenagers Ryan and Caleb were living with Sonya, whom had legally adopted them, and their Uncle Arthur, whom had resigned from his job … Continue reading

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Chapter 9: An Incident with the Guard

Despite the tragedy which had occurred with the guard earlier, Martha found comfort in Bostram’s arms. ‘Maybe this place won’t be so bad after all’, she thought to herself.  

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Chapter 8: Welcome to St Casper’s Sanatorium

St Casper’s sanatorium for the neurologically impaired was run by a cold, heartless woman named Tiana. Dressed in dark grey with a collar buttoned all the way to her neck and her bun fastened tightly behind her head, Tiana ran … Continue reading

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