Letters from the Road
Fi's seen a lot of weird stuff on the road with her family! Here are some of her emails.
PS: These stories are fictional and were created as episodes of a paranormal TV show back at the end of the 90s. All credit belongs to their writers at Disney.
St. Louis, Missouri
We're on the way to St. Louis, Missouri, and the bus is in the grip of baseball fever - there's some big game this weekend, I guess, the St. Louis Larks vs. the Angels, or the Packers, or whatever. Sorry, sports fans, I just don't get baseball - what's the big deal? But Clu and Jack are determined to get a pickup game together with the locals, even though the forecast is pouring rain. I'm taking out the digital videocamera - if Jack hits the mud face first, I want to get it down for posterity. (He's still being a pain about how he'll be getting his learner's permit soon. ANYBODY WANT A BIG BROTHER - FREE?!)
Well, Jack and Clu got their wish about starting a pickup softball game in St. Louis - but Clu got a lot more than THAT. Jack fouled his ball into the yard of the local Cranky Old Man, Max Gerkin. The local kids told Jack that Max would claim his ball WASN'T in his yard; while Jack went to try to get it anyway, Clu and I figured out why Max might be telling the truth: I caught the ball DISAPPEARING INTO THIN AIR when it was going into Max's yard. Clu and I went to look for it, and ended up in thisÉI don't know, this timewarp thing, I guess. Fifty years worth of baseballs and softballs and leaves and even a dog were frozen in there, just hanging. Then Clu tries to grab Jack's ball, and HE gets frozen in there, too. I only escaped getting frozen in there myself by jumping out, and suddenly I find myself inside Max's house 15 MINUTES EARLIER!!! I spent the next five minutes trying to get out of Max's house while Max yelled at me, but I couldn't open any doors and windows. The more I think about it, the more I think crazy old Max was exactly right about what he said: I was going to go outside and stop me and Clu from going in the timewarp - I was going to try to CHANGE THE PAST - and some force, I don't know what, wouldn't allow it. When I finally promised not to try to change what had happened, I was able to open the door. (That's when Jack came to the door to try to get his ball. Boy, was THAT weird!) Max wanted me to go back in the timewarp with him (that was HIS dog, frozen in there), and suddenly I realized I might never see Jack again, if things went wrong. I guess I kind of spilled my guts to him, I felt like an idiot, but I had to tell him that I loved him, y'know? After that, Max and I went into the timewarp and managed to destabilize the whole thing by smashing a bunch of the balls through the "walls" - actually, I did the swinging, while Max coached me - I thought we were goners, but then we all fell out into Max's back yard. It was weird - Clu actually REMEMBERED something this time - he hasn't talked about it, but I know he remembers. I think it scared him. I hope he talks to me eventually. I NEED to talk to people about this stuff. Thank goodness I have YOU GUYS!!
Credit to Imagingings for the css & Credit to Disney Channel for the So Weird stories.