December Park by Ronald Malfi

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By Ronald Malfi

Within the fall of 1993, the rather suburb of Harting Farms is surprised whilst kids start to vanish, and one is located useless close to December Park - an exceptional, sweeping expanse that's sunken lower than the streets and surrounded on 3 facets through giant woodlands - a spot kids think is haunted. Newspapers name the abductor the Piper simply because he has come to guide childrens away, whereas young children whisper darker names for him within the college halls. Angelo Mazzone and his acquaintances find a hyperlink to the lifeless lady and soak up the hunt for the killer, vowing to prevent the Piper's reign of terror. Their teenage pledge turns into a trip of self-discovery and an odyssey into the darkness in their personal homeland.

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El jefe de estudios veía en mi interés cierta vocación culinaria, pero yo no quería hacer postres; la posibilidad de que una de mis asignaturas de COU consistiera en aprender y practicar hasta la perfección el arte de la tarta de manzana me llenó de un gozo sobrenatural, sólo comprensible para un españolito abrumado, sin ir más lejos, por el latín y el griego del curso CALIFORNIA 83 SANTOGRIAL anterior. De todas formas, no quería dejarme llevar por el ímpetu de una elección poco meditada; aquel COU tenía que ser, con diferencia, el más fácil, llevadero y cómodo de toda la historia de los COU californianos.

Ya está, la boda de Caná en versión cítrica. También me explicó que hoy vendría la señora Miller de visita y que entre los tres podíamos descongelar y limpiar el frigorífico del garaje. Asentí con una profunda pereza interior, imperceptible a los ojos de Betty, mientras el Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? de Culture Club sonaba desde la tele con meridiano oportunismo. La Miller no tardó en llegar en un Ford Pinto, probablemente uno de los coches más feos que había visto en mi vida. Entró en casa agitando los brazos como un molino desbocado: —¡Joe!

La construcción era de una sola planta en forma de H; los largos pasillos con las taquillas estaban al aire libre y las oficinas, junto a la biblioteca, en el tramo central que unía las dos filas de aulas, en total 48. El campus se completaba, en la parte trasera, con una enorme explanada de césped CALIFORNIA 83 SANTOGRIAL y cemento coronada por el edificio que albergaba la cafetería y el comedor. Más allá, había unas instalaciones deportivas que superaban por sí solas las de la mayoría de pueblos españoles que yo conocía; un polideportivo, dos canchas de baloncesto al aire libre, un gimnasio, dos campos de fútbol, uno de béisbol, piscina reglamentaria, cuatro canchas de tenis y pista de atletismo.

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