The Magician's Curse Essay

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The story follows two best friends that are both lawyers. They have made a decent living in their jobs and share a big house together. Recently in the town of Somerville, there has been a mass unexplained murder spree and the murder was identified as The Magician, as he always leaves magic cards on his victims. The town cheered in relief when they heard that he was found dead on the side of a river. A week later in the town of Westbridge the news of the murderers death was reported in the newspaper. Boyce and Pip were always obsessed with the murders in Somerville and were relieved at the news. However, Pip had some doubt that the Magician would just die so easily, as he was so cautious and unpredictable with his ways. The magician was certainly not done with his murdering, nobody really knew who he was as he always wore a mask and never left any DNA whatsoever behind at the crime scene. He was so meticulous that he gave himself a chemical ...view middle of the document...

After a brief discussion about work at dinner, they clean up and Boyce is on trash duty. Boyce rounds up all the garbage and takes it to the bins, as he is walking away he sees a tall dark figure across the street, something in front of him startles him and he looks down, it was just a coat hanger that fell off the line, he looks back across the street and the figure is gone. Boyce just tells himself that he was imaging things and goes back inside. He closes the fly screen and slowly closes the heavy glass door, as he looks at his reflection in the glass, right behind him there is a man, tall and wearing black clothing with a clown-like mask on his face and he is wielding a knife. It was the magician, Boyce knew it. He was certain that he was just seeing things. He turns around and the magician’s figure has disappeared. Boyce runs to the kitchen and confronts Pip. Pip says that he has not seen anything and makes fun of Boyce saying he is a wimp. Boyce just shakes it off and has dinner. After dinner, Pip goes out to move the cars into the garage. Boyce turns the TV on to see what is on. Then it happens again, Boyce turns around and there he is again, it is The Magician, Boyce calls out for Pip but there is no answer. Boyce falls back and is startled, he picks up an object near him and throws it at The Magician, and it does not go through him, instead it ricochets off him. This shocked Boyce, he thought he was just imagining things, but it turns out that he was not. The magician was alive and he was in Boyce’s house. Pip was nowhere to be seen. Boyce gets up and runs to his room, but it is locked, now he is in a dead end corner with The Magician fastly approaching. Boyce ducks as The Magician attempts to stab him and the knife gets stuck in the wall. Boyce kicks the magician hard and knocks him to the ground, Boyce takes the knife out of the wall and stabs the magician in the heart. Suddenly, the magician is lifeless, pulseless and dead. Boyce has a huge amount of relief inside him, however he calls out for Pip again, and there is still no answer. Boyce is smiling and calls out for Pip saying, look who I just killed, and as he is saying that he takes the magicians mask off, and It reveals a very familiar face, it was Pip……….

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