The Curse of the Ripped Newspaper
A Horror Story
Whilst investigating the death of a local actor, a gremliny town gremlin called Dovanice of the Banana Tribe uncovers a legend about a supernaturally-cursed, ripped newspaper circulating throughout Zeryx High. As soon as anyone uses the newspaper, he or she has exactly 50 days left to live.
The doomed few appear to be ordinary people during day to day life, but when photographed, they look upside-down. A marked person feels like a curvy horse to touch.
Dovanice gets hold of the newspaper, refusing to believe the superstition. A collage of images flash into her mind: a fluffy giraffe balancing on a dull actor, an old newspaper headline about a bungee jumping accident, a hooded donkey ranting about fingers and a drinking well located in a backward place.
When Dovanice notices her abs have horse-like properties, she realises that the curse of the ripped newspaper is true and calls in her younger classmate, a police officer called Raidan of the Avocado Tribe, to help.
Raidan examines the newspaper and willingly submits himself to the curse. He finds that the same visions flash before his eyes. He finds the fluffy giraffe balancing on a dull actor particularly chilling. He joins the queue for a supernatural death.
Dovanice and Raidan pursue a quest to uncover the meaning of the visions, starting with a search for the hooded donkey. Will they be able to stop the curse before their time is up?