Today's words are: absolve, hiss, ridicule
Julianne darted to the door, but even as fast as she moved, by the time she reached the opening, she could see nothing in front of her. No robed figure, no furniture, no light at all. Except for the foot or so she could see from the light behind her, there was total darkness ahead of her.
Hissing in frustration, Julianne turned. There were no matches laying unattended on any of the dusty surfaces and, of course, she had left her flashlight in the car. Who expected to need a flashlight in the afternoon? Even as gloomy an afternoon as this one should have afforded enough light through windows to be able to see. Absolving herself of the guilt of not being prepared, Julianne made a mental note that the next time she returned to the house, she would have everything she needed and more.
Her friends may ridicule her, but her aunt had left her this house and she was determined to find out why--disappearing robed figures, rooms without windows, or any other thing the went bump in the night or not.
The daily "How Much Alike are Judy and Marianne Quiz":
You Are Not Stressed
You may have some stress in your life, but you're coping quite well.
You are able to find balance, and compared to most people, you aren't stressed out.
Consider helping out a friend or family member who is experiencing some stress.
You are in a great position, and better off than almost everyone else in the world.