Growing up the son of a wealthy CEO was always going to put pressure on Jake Park. When his brother graduated with honors from Yale the pressure on Jake intensified. Jake just wasn’t the academic type, but his father never really understood his refusal to embrace the expensive education he lavished up on him. Eventually, Jake rebelled by dropping out of school entirely.
Now, Jake lives off the grid on the edge of the woods. It’s been years since he spoke to his father but his mother checks in once in a while. It was her who eventually called the police.
The cops said he got lost in the woods and a search party looked for days, but gave up as bad weather rolled in. Despite passionate pleas from his mother, they never resumed the search and Jake went down in history as another casualty of the woods.
From the day that her parents gave Claudette her first science kit, she loved experiments. Her single minded pursuit lead to an early scholarship at a great College. It was a huge decision to leave Montreal, but the chance was too good to pass up.
Her introverted nature means that chat rooms and forums are now her best source of social interaction. Her new favourite activity is to answer botany questions for others under her new moniker of Science Girl.
One evening, during a long bus ride back from the city, Claudette took a stroll that would change her life. It only took a minute for her to get completely disorientated in the thick woods. She never found her way back.Her forum only started to wonder where she was a week after she stopped posting.
Perhaps it was her mother that had instilled the fierce streak in her or maybe it was her father that left them when she was a baby.
Meg excelled at schoolwork but she was off the rails. Fortunately, an athletics coach encouraged her to channel her misspent energy on the track.
She motivated herself into becoming a high school star and earned a scholarship to college. When her mother fell ill, Meg decided to give up her chance at college to care for the woman who had raised her.
One summer’s day, on a long run deep in the woods, Meg vanished. Search as they did, they never found her body
Dwight was geeky and scrawny through high school. He always wanted to be one of the cool kids, but somehow never had the charisma. He tried out for the football team but was cut, the basketball team didn’t even take a look and his grades were distinctly below average. One weekend, on a team building