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CCCC99: Siblings to uhoria via the labyrinth

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CCCC33: siblings traveling to uhoria on the Blue Highway

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CCCC33: siblings traveling to uhoria on the Blue Highway: 06/20/19

CCCC33: siblings traveling to uhoria on the Blue Highway.

The second to last route for siblings traveling to uhoria is the Blue Highway. For this essay I have one exemplar: The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter (2018).

Siblings are any number (more than one) traveler of the same generation who were raised together or who share the same parents. In the case of The Ghost Road, the travelers are a pair of identical appearing cousins who for the summer are treated like sisters for reasons that are key to the narrative.

Uhoria is a place out of time. It can be literal time travel. It can be a haunting. It can be a place kept to run like another time period. In the case of the exemplar, the moments out of time are experienced first through visions that Ruth has. Later Ruth and her cousin experience a haunting.

Finally there is the route taken. Blue Highways which take their name from the US highways that aren't interstates, are any well established road that isn't a straight, sure, as guaranteed destination as an interstate or railroad.

For Ruth and her cousin, the road they take is the titular ghost road. It was at one time the main road between the modern day village and one that has been lost to time. The road while overgrown and missing to most people, is visible to certain people who have second sight, such as Ruth.

Other versions of this stop on the spectrum could be siblings who drive a time machine along a blue highway. Or it could be Sam and Dean in Baby if they pick up a ghost (see the "La Llorena" episode in season one of Supernatural.

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