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Joan Lowery Nixon : The Seance

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The SéanceBy Joan Lowery NixonThe story starts out at nighttime when Lauren was spying on Sara. Sara was in the town for 4 months in a foster care. She was staying with Laurens aunt Me. Lauren had been living with her aunt since her father died at war and her mother had died in a truck accident. Lauren was spying on her because Sara had been out late with her boyfriend and Lauren had gotten used to her coming in late at night. Sara watched until she had fallen asleep. In aunt Mel's home there were many rules. The girls were told to act like ladies. No mouthing off or spitting, clean up after yourself and not snacks before dinner.The next morning she was up and ready for the bus. Sara came out to her and asked." Do you know Roberta Campion" Lauren answered yes. Roberta was new to town and had only been there since last year. Her family lived in a house on the outskirts of town. No one wanted much to do with them because they were different and somewhat weird. Sara told Lauren that Roberta was strange and to keep to herself pretty much. Sara then says that Roberta is a psychic. Sara says so what even one here thinks they are. They can all tell you something. Some can tell you when it is going to rain, that company is coming when they drop a fork, or many other things very much like that. Sara says no it is different she says she can talk to the dead. Lauren Says Roberta is crazy and so are you if you believe that.At lunch that day Lauren was at lunch. Her friend Allie comes and sits with her. She tells Lauren that she heard from someone that Roberta truly was able to have an séance and speek to the dead. Lauren was just not impressed. She and Allie were very close, they had been there threw many hard times for each other. Lauren says to her," I don't believe this stuff". Allie says there is one way to find out. If she has one then lets go. Mattie comes to the table and sits down. And begs Lauren to go. Lauren agrees to go to the séance. They find out that Roberta is planning one for tonight. After School they all walk home. They then tell their parents that they were all going to a party at Roberta's house that night. They all meet up and walk over towards Roberta. Where they are met by, Dana another girl from school. She to is going to the séance at Roberta's home. They get to Roberta's home where they start to setup for the séance. Lauren still saying that this is all stupid and she doesn't want to do it. She sits away from them as they set up the board. They place the We'gi board up and Roberta places a hat on her head. Then she tells them all that they need to be very quite and she turns off the lights. Lauren starts to talk just to show that she is against this whole thing. Roberta just sits down at the table. They all join in a circle as they began the séance. Roberta starts to mumble and then outside they hear an owl cry. Sara starts to worry because she has been told that the...

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