Dear readers, tonight with me is a girl gone missing inside of a mysterious museum. The old building appeared overnight in their small town, and people started to disappear. What could be inside? Possibly something glass, since it’s known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault.
Why don’t you slip on an eye-patch as this girl does, and enjoy what lies ahead while she tells us about her adventures into the unknown.
Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
Well, I grew up in Deer Park, TX. Me and my cousin Perrie don’t understand how a town could be called Deer Park if there are zero deer here. Maybe I should go into the wooded area and search? I mean, there has to be a reason it’s called this, right? I did make a deer craft out of old mulch one time, maybe I could sit one of those out, and it will call to the deer? We could pretend it’s Bambi, and a mama deer might think it’s one of her babies. I’d snap a pictures, and say aha, so Deer Park does have deer!
Did you have any favourite toys as a child? Any cherished memories?
Hansel and Gretel! That was mine and Perrie’s pretty much main daily activity when we were smaller. I was all about the witch, because come on, it’s a witch! So, we would play this make-believe game and role play it. I always did have fun ideas. Not did—DO!
What do you do now?
I’m all about eye patches. My life goal right now is to liven up the eye of those who have to mourn their eye loss. There’s no need to hide that beautiful hollow space—embrace it. So, I make eye patches to show the support—I wear one pretty much all the time myself. I’ve got a whole chest of them at home, right now I have one that resembles a sheep. You know why? Because it’s Leap year, and when I try to fall asleep, I count sheep as they hop over my pretend cloud. Do sheep even hop? I’m going to say, heck yes they do! Also, I do sleep in my eye-patch!
What can you tell us about your latest adventure?
Well, I got this new job over at the Glass Vault. I haven’t started yet, but I did email back and forth a few times with Mr. Quinsey Wolfe. I got hired directly on the spot. No, I didn’t meet him in person, but he needed someone badly. You see, this mysterious museum appeared overnight. Well, maybe it didn’t because over on Oak Street, all the trees surrounding the building had been cut down. So, apparently, the building was playing hide and seek with us. It did look incredibly old though, so maybe it’s magical. Yes, I believe in magic. When I was younger, I went through a magician phase, but no I couldn’t use real bunnies, because I doubt they really like being pulled up and down by their neck. Therefore, I was all about the stuffed animals. Maybe that wasn’t real magic then, but I bet you wouldn’t have been able to tell. Perrie said I had mad skills.
What did you first think when you went to Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault?
So, when I went for my first night to work at Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, nobody was home. Let’s just say I got sucked in to somewhere and crossed paths with someone with an ax. I would tell you who it is, but it’s a secret that you have to find out about. I’m still not sure what I even think about the whole ordeal.
What was the scariest thing in your adventures?
Let’s just say I went to sleep and woke up a lot of times! Hint. Hint.
What is the worst thing about Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault?
You get sucked out of reality. Literally.
What is the best thing about it Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault?
Well, we get to role play. I still wouldn’t consider that a magical experience, though.
Tell us a little about your friends.
Perrie! You know there was this one time we pricked our fingers with needles and touched the tips of our fingers together to become real sisters instead of cousins. We weren’t ready to go gashing our palms with knives or anything like that at that moment.
Any romantic involvement?
What? I don’t quite understand. I’ll just stand here and tap my temple with my index finger.
Whom (or what) do you really hate?
Oh, men who carry axes! Especially ones who have long hair all flying around like a personal fan is blowing in their direction.
What’s your favourite drink, colour, and relaxing pastime?
Can liquid cheese be a drink? Yellow, it reminds me of those peeps at Easter and of course cheese. Watching old horror films with Perrie is my main way of relaxation.
What does the future hold for you?
Can I listen to the song Forever Young and think about it?
Can you share a secret with us, which you’ve never told anyone else?
There is one secret, but I always sweep it under my own personal rug. I can’t even share it with you. How could I do that? That would be betraying Perrie who doesn’t even know. And I always tell her everything.
Candace Robinson is just your average hemiplegic migraine sufferer with days spent writing, book reviewing and traveling through books. Candace live just outside of Houston, Texas, where it feels like the hottest place on Earth with the crazy weather. No, seriously, one day it’s 30 degrees and the next it’s 70 degrees! She lives with her husband and daughter.
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