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Authors: Travis Thrasher

Tags: #Fiction, #Mystery, #Fantasy, #young adult, #thriller, #Suspense, #teen, #Chris Buckley, #Solitary, #Jocelyn, #pastor, #High School, #forest, #Ted Dekker, #Twilight, #Bluebird, #tunnels, #Travis Thrasher

Gravestone

GRAVESTONE

Published by David C Cook

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This story is a work of fiction. All characters and events are the product of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to any person, living or dead, is coincidental.

2 Kings 6:16 in chapter 38 is taken from the King James Version of the Bible. (Public Domain.) The first passage in chapter 88, Isaiah 59:9–10, is taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica, Inc™. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com. The second verse in chapter 88, 1 Corinthians 4:5, is taken from The New Testament in Modern English, copyright © 1958, 1959, 1960 J.B. Phillips and 1947, 1952, 1955, 1957 The Macmillian Company, New York. Used by permission. All rights reserved. The third verse in chapter 88, Daniel 10:19, is taken from the New Living Translation of the Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.

The poem segment in chapter 8 is from Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken,”
Mountain Interval
(1920). The first poem segment in chapter 39 is from Robert Frost, “A Ghost House,”
A Boy’s Will
(1915). The second poem segment in chapter 39 is from Robert Frost, “Now Close the Windows,”
A Boy’s Will
(1915). The third poem segment in chapter 39 is from Robert Frost, “The Flood,”
West-Running Brook
(1928). The fourth poem segment in chapter 39 is from Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken,”
Mountain Interval
(1920).

LCCN 2011923885

ISBN 978-1-4347-6419-5

eISBN 978-0-7814-0688-8

© 2011 Travis Thrasher

The Team: Don Pape, LB Norton, Sarah Schultz, Caitlyn York, Karen Athen

Cover Design: Amy Kiechlin Konyndyk

Cover Images: iStockphoto 3403969; 5000316, royalty free

First Edition 2011

For Ben Lippen

Contents

 

Preface

1. The State of a Sixteen-year-old

2. Déjà Vu

3. Something Warm

4. Trust

5. The Ghost in You

6. Echoes

7. Two Surprises

8. Empty Canvas

9. A Way of Making Things Happen

10. Take a Deep Breath

11. Stories and Troubles

12. Options

13. Utterly Ridiculous

14. The Sighting

15. Lost

16. Don’t

17. Reaching Out

18. The Discovery

19. The End of the Road

20. Below

21. At Your Doorstep

22. Ichor Staunch??

23. Some Kind of Misery

24. As Imaginary as Laughter

25. Girls

26. The Prisoner

27. Ghosts

28. In My Sleep

29. The Warning

30. Iris

31. Below

32. Some Underground Labyrinth

33. Building Blocks

34. The Camera

35. One Puzzle Piece

36. Maybe

37. A Locker Love Poem

38. What Do You Believe?

39. Promises to Keep

40. A Different Language

41. Here Comes the Sun

42. Grown-ups

43. Fight

44. Belief

45. Uninvited Guest

46. In Rainbows

47. Gravestone

48. 1000 Reasons

49. Emails

50. All My Maybes

51. Why We’re Talking

52. And So

53. The Hurting

54. Groundhog Day

55. Double Date

56. The Nest

57. The Rest of Us

58. The Truth, Finally

59. Oh Yeah

60. In Between

61. Creeper

62. Alone

63. The Project

64. Afraid of the Dark

65. Hell Is Here

66. Love

67. One Thing

68. Train Wreck

69. Getting Darker

70. Truly Tortured

71. Girls

72. Meets and Meetings

73. Harold Martin

74. Normal and Messy

75. Déjà Boo

76. Proof

77. A Way Out

78. Something in Here

79. In the Middle of Nowhere

80. Upside Down

81. Echoes

82. Things in My Head

83. Not Watching Anymore

84. Happy Accidents

85. Purpose

86. Black Leopard

87. She’s a Girl

88. The Spaces in Between

89. The Bike

90. Oh Man

91. As If Eventually

92. A Change in Seasons

93. Miss You

94. Save a Prayer

95. Rage

96. Driving Again

97. The Sign

98. The Same Guy

99. In Flames

100. Driving

101. Mad World

102. UNKLE

103. Summer Plans

104. The Two Ladies

105. One Moment

106. The Big Bad Wolf

107. Defy

108. Too Much

109. Sealed Shut

110. The End Is the Beginning

111. A Fine Ending

112. Little Bird

AfterWords

Three Recommended Playlists

Behind the Book: The Empire Strikes Back

A Snapshot

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