your cottage

About one in three cottages in this village have been the setting for something awful. Not sure about yours? Easy ways to check:

) Say brightly & clearly to yourself “I sure like living in a place where there’ve been no murders!” Then listen for giggling, perhaps from the eaves.

) Open every door. Make sure there’s not a door in the cottage that your eyes have been sliding over that’s actually locked, and warm to the touch.

) Does your kitchen’s tile have a fun pattern? Or is it a collection of dire sigils that form a P O R T A L ? If the latter, put a rug over ’em.

More later, once voices from the lost stop screaming at me from every wall.