The Start of Summer

The Medusa Chronicles - episode 2

Rebecca giggled as she played with her closest friends, Harriet, Diane and Rick. The long school year was finally concluded, so instead of project deadlines and final exams, thoughts of reckless abandon filled her once troubled mind. With summer in full bloom, all four giddy graduates bounced around in pure merriment, barely able to contain their exuberant anticipation. As they sat within Rick's new apartment, they each pondered how they should spend the first day of their final summer together.

"We could go to my cousin's cabin upstate," offered Harriet with a grin. She coyly spun her blonde ringlets with her slim index finger as she studied the glorious sunshine streaming in through the open window. Pleasant thoughts of running through the lush forest and skinny-dipping in the crystal clear waters of Lake Dulcimer filled her mind for a blissful moment until Rick broke the momentary silence.

"Well, I don't know about you guys, but I've love to visit the art museum today," coaxed Rick with a hint of longing in his voice. True to form, Rick picked a place well suited for his most intense passion, the arts. All of the girls knew he had been accepted by The Elam School of Fine Arts in New Zealand to study fine art, so none of the young ladies were surprised by his suggestion. In fact, all of Rick's gorgeous friends had grown quite weary of hearing about Rick's plans to travel to Auckland to study, yet they all shared his excitement and wished only the best for their adored high school chum.

Diane immediately chirped up, saying in a bubbly tone, "I wanna go shopping at the mall. I could really use some new summer clothes." She stood up and began strutting around the small living room like an experienced runway model, even pivoting with confidence before returning to her original position. As she sat back down with her friends, she added, "Besides, I heard they're looking for catalog models this week, and I'd love to get my foot in the door."

Rebecca smiled as she leaned back in her seat. While she was truly excited about her newfound freedom, she hadn't really imagined how she wanted to spend the time off with her friends. After mulling it over, she said, "I don't know about you guys, but I want to have some fun! I say we should hit every roller coaster and thrill ride this city has to offer. We desperately need to unwind. Let's go to the Adventureland theme park, guys!"

The four friends argued for a few minutes, each stating their case with determination. Finally, they all agreed to let fate decide, so they threw each of their respective ideas into a hat. Rick reached into the hat as the others looked on intently. They all screamed when Rick pulled out the card that read...

  1. Lake Dulcimer
  2. Art Museum
  3. The Mall
  4. Adventureland
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Tue Jul 18 18:58:00 2000