The Year is 2003 and Eight Year Old Tommy Tucker
is getting ready for School.
But it is taking Him forever to Comb His Hair and Tie
His Shoe Laces.
So now He is Running late.
He Kisses His Mummy Goodbye.
Then He races out of the Front Door
Maybe He can still catch the School Bus.
The Bus Stop is just around the Corner.
But when He reaches the Corner.
He Sees the Bus Disappearing up the Road
Tommy Jumps up and down waving His Arms about.
But it is no use the Bus keeps on going.
Tommy turns back towards Home.
Surely Mummy can take Me to School?
‘Hey Kid do You wont a lift to School?’
Tommy spins around at the Sound of the Voice.
Twenty Feet away a large Black Ford is Idling at the Kerb
A Hand is Waving Tommy over.
Tommy slowly approaches the Car.
He has heard all about Stranger Danger.
So He doesn’t get too close.
Tommy starts to reach for the Door Handle
Then He steps back.
He looks at the Driver again.
He looks Friendly enough just like His Daddy.
And He did promise Billy Baxter that They would Play
Handball before Class.
‘Your Mummy sent Me to take You to School
She knew You wouldn’t make the Bus
Jump in and i will have You there in Twenty Minutes’
So Tommy Tucker gets into the Car.
The Driver cant believe His Luck
This Boy looks a lot like His Son Simon.
Simon His lovely Son who Died Three Years ago
This Boy will be the perfect replacement
Tommy is looking out of the Window.
And He is pretty sure that They are going the Wrong way
Then He looks over at the Driver and He Cringes in Fear
The Driver is pointing a Knife His way.
‘Just Sit there and keep Your Mouth Shut and i wont Hurt You
I am Your new Daddy and You are My replacement Son
Sit tight and We will be Home soon.
Tommy is scared out of His Mind
His Mummy will realise that He didnt go to School
And She will be Mad.
And Billy Baxter will Think that He Ckickened out of Hand Ball
After a long Drive They arrive at a Farm in the Coffs Harbour
The Driver drives up a long Winding Driveway.
Home Sweet Home
Tommy is too scared to Run
He is dragged inside and Tied to the Kitchen Table
His Abductor makes Him a Sandwich and Pours Him a Drink
Then He just Stands there watching Tommy Eat.
He cant believe how much like Simon He is.
This could be the One
He is really Feeling pleased with Himself
But than He has a second look
And He notices some slight differences
This Boys Nose is a bit longer
His Teeth are a bit Crooked
And His Hair isnt quite the Same
The little Bastard is trying to Trick Me.
Tommy is Backhanded across the Face
‘You Thought You could Fool Me
But You arent My Son
What have You done with Simon?’
Tommy doesn’t understand what the Crazy Man is Talking
And Who in the Hell is Simon?
Tommy is untied and Dragged Outside by the Hair
He is taken into the Backyard where the Abductor moves a
couple of Bricks holding down a Sheet of Corrugated Iron
Exposing a Metre Round Hole.
Tommy is told to Climb on down
Than the Abductor follows Him down
When Tommy touches Ground He finds Himself in a Old Mine Shaft
About the Size of a Small Bathroom
Tommy is Chained to a Steel Pole by the Ankle
With nothing but a Bucket for a Toilet
And a Old Lantern hanging on the Wall.
‘This is Your Punishment for trying to Deceive Me
I will bring You some Water Tomorrow
Dont Worry this is only Your Temporary Tomb
Once You have Died i will Bury You out in the Fields with
Tommy Hangs His Head and starts to Cry
He doesn’t want to Die down in this Shit Hole
Tommy Screams out for His Mummy but No One can Hear
The Abductor goes back Inside the Farmhouse and grabs
a Beer from the Fridge
Than He goes out to the Verandah to Drink it
His Eyes Glaze over as He Looks out to to the Fields
He can You Tell You exactly where He has Buried the other Nine
Back at Tommy’s House His Mummy is doing some Housework
when Her Phone Rings.
She is Shocked when Tommy’s Head Mistress Tells Her that Tommy
didn’t arrive at School
‘Is He at Home Sick?’
Tommy’s Mothers Heart Sinks.
She knows deep down that something is horribly wrong
Tommy is a Good Boy He wouldn’t Run Away
So She does the only thing She can do
She Calls Triple 000
She is surprised when Two Detectives Knock on the Door
This cant be good
She invites Them in and offers Them a Seat
They Introduce Themselves as Detectives Coverdale and Hughes
And They ask if She has a recent Photo of Tommy
Detective Coverdale Looks at the Photo and He doesnt like what
He explains to Mrs Thompson that They Work in Missing Persons.
Then He Goes on to Say that ‘At the Moment We are treating Tommy’s
Disappearance as a Runaway’
Than He Tells Mrs Thompson that over the Past Three Years
Nine Young Boys Have gone Missing from the Coffs Harbour Area
And They all bear a strong Resemblance to Tommy.
Mrs Thompson starts to Sob
‘Please Tommy just come Home
Mummy isnt Mad You havent done anything wrong
Just come Home’
Tommy is Struggling to come to Terms with the Situation.
But He know’s that He will have to find a way to Escape
Otherwise He will Die in this Hell Hole
Inside the Farmhouse the Abductor is Disappointed
He really thought that this Boy was the One
But He knows One thing He will never stop Looking for Simon
Then He has another look out to His Fields
He Stands there Staring into Space
Where will He Bury the Boy down in the Hole?
Will Tommy Survive?
Will He find a way to Escape?
If You wont to know the Answers to the Questions
You will have to come back and Read Part Two.