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Green Room - Idol Minor - Week 2 - Day 1

The new topic is up: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1053439.html so hopefully everyone is getting to work on their new entries!

I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

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I was thinking about the monsters in my own life. Real and imaginary. The ones inside my own head.

But then it occurred to me, I never did tell you how the campground story worked out. I mentioned that my Grandfather owned a campground and that it was a magical place where I ran in the woods and played every other weekend.

2 things that I didn't mention - (1) there as a small dumping ground right beside the campground where people used to leave old cars and fridges. It had been there since before my grandfather had purchased the property and while it never got huge, it definitely continued to grow over the years. This was a place of endless fascination for myself and my cousin. He because of his interest in all things mechanical, and loved looking at engines - and of course me because I could tear things out and smash things. We all have our strengths. ;)

(2) The reason why that dumping ground was there in the first place, and who started it.

https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/SiteProfiles/index.cfm?fuseaction=second.Cleanup&id=0504684#bkground

contains the answers to all of that.

At some point someone checked some paperwork and realized that a company had been dumping things far worse than cars long before anything else was on the property... they came out, they tested, and they closed the campground down and everything immediately around it, to set up a Superfund site. (the details are in the links for those curious).

I was long gone to Florida. But that piece of my childhood forever became known as the time I used to play in toxic waste.

Which could really explain quite a bit about me. ;)

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murielle
May. 11th, 2018 04:54 pm (UTC)
First!

Oh no! Playing in toxic waste! Um...well...it could explain a lot. ;-P
clauderainsrm
May. 11th, 2018 05:44 pm (UTC)
Want to make this even better?

Before TODAY I had never connected this story to the story of how I have rocks in my head.

Yes, the same soil that was deemed toxic is in my head, and it's been there since I was 8 years old and no one ever connected those two things.
murielle
May. 11th, 2018 07:19 pm (UTC)
Oh no! So you're walking around with toxic rocks in your head? I'm flabbergasted!
ryl
May. 12th, 2018 01:28 am (UTC)
That's a superhero origin story waiting to happen.
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