Ghost Story

Published on April 14th, 2013 | by Devin


The Ghosts in the O’Deary Family Closet, Part 25

The O’Deary Family history is filled with ghosts.

Hello there, fellow conspiracy nuts and surveyors of the supernatural!

I am Chaz, and if you’ve stumbled upon my little corner of the Internet, you’ve likely had at least a passing interest in that mysterious building we call the O’Deary Library.

Not all is right within the walls of this house of literature, as many of you have already guessed. What you may not realize, however, is just how deep the mystery of the library runs – and how deeply linked it is to the family who established it. Join me as I take you through the mountains of evidence I’ve uncovered which all leads back to the unnatural behavior of this curious family, spanning generations and generations.

Let’s dive in.


And that, as they say, is that. That last great adventure of the O’Deary Daughters is the final chapter in the tale of the O’Deary family history. There are, I’m afraid, simply no more stories to tell – save one.

Young Ava O’Deary spent the rest of her days inside that library. After falling out with her sisters, Ava discovered that she really didn’t have any other friends; her sisters had been there for her all along, and she had gotten them into trouble over and over again in spite of it. She felt incredibly guilty, but no amount of apologizing helped – she had gone too far this time, and the damage seemed irreversible.

And so Ava spent all of her spare time in the library, restoring it after the supernatural disturbance which she was still being blamed for. But she didn’t mind; with no friends and her family all mad at her, the library began her place of refuge. Ava would go there directly after school, and only come home for dinner and bed. The library had become her entire life.

Her relationship with her sisters was over, and she knew it. But the O’Deary Daughters were a spiteful bunch, and they did not focus all of their hatred on just poor Ava. It wasn’t long before the rest of them began bickering with one another, as well, and without sweet Ava to help keep them all together, they soon fell apart. And after leaving home as adults, the four sisters became estranged, seldom speaking or contacting one another. It was a very sad end for another generation of O’Deary children.

Meanwhile, Ava inherited the library from her father following his death. By this time, she had fully committed herself to it. She could always be found somewhere in the halls, a grin on her face and a joke on her lips. She was fond of puzzles and riddles, and all too eager to mingle with the patrons of the library – her only real friends, temporary as they might be.

Ava’s life was and is dedicated to that library. She spends her days living adventures through her beloved books instead of with her beloved sisters, desperately holding onto the last remnant of her family’s ties: a history that goes back and back and back, down through the years.

To this day, Ava remains the caretaker of the O’Deary Library.

It is the belief of many theorists that the O’Deary curse was to blame in the fallout of Ava and her sisters. But it is also suspected that Ava’s sad story may be the last in a series of unfortunate events which date back all the way to Devin and Mary O’Deary. As the last of her line, and the last to bear the name of O’Deary (all of her sisters married and took on other names, and Ava never married or produced an heir), Ava would be the last to suffer the curse’s wrath.

Where the story goes from here is anyone’s guess. But one thing, certainly, is clear:

Ava is the final O’Deary, and that means our story is over.

For now.

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