hey everyone, here's another chapter already!! HUZAH!!!! anywho, i hope y'all like this chapter, and please review!!

DISCLAIMER:i do not own The Shining(the book or movie), or any of the characters. i only own Alyssa Jiroux

Alyssa groaned and opened her eyes. she sat up and gasped in shock. She wasn't in her car anymore!! In fact, she wasn't even anywhere near her house!! "what happened?! Where am i?!" she said, scrambling to her feet. She looked around and saw that she was surrounded by woods. she spotted a long, curving road that led up around a mountain. "wow, it looks like the road that lead to the Overlook hotel in The Shining" she thought. "maybe I should follow it. It is a road, and maybe I'll find somewhere I can get help" so Alyssa started jogging down the road, careful when she can to a long curve that was really close to the edge of the mountain. "don't want t fall over the edge" she said out loud. The last thing she wanted to do was fall over the edge to her death. "now if only I knew where I am"


after about an hour of walking, Alyssa saw a large building near the mountaintop. "finally!" she cried, picking up her pace. "maybe someone there can… wait a minute" Alyssa slid to a stop, nearly falling on her face. The building was not only HUGE, but it was very familiar. "it's the building that was used for exterior shots of the Overlook!!" Alyssa gasped. "wow, I can't believe it's here! I wonder if there's anyone in there" she slowly approached the front entrance of the building. She glanced to her right and gasped. "the hedge maze!" she whispered, her heart hammering in her chest. "that's still here too? weird" she walked up to the big front door and knocked. She jumped when she heard a voice from the other side of the door. "hello?!" Alyssa called. The door swung open, and Alyssa's eyes widened.

"who are you? are you all right?" the woman at the door asked. She had short black hair and large brown eyes. she was wearing a long denim dress, big boots, and had a very pale complexion.

"Shelly Duvall?!" Alyssa thought. "why in the world is she here? and why does she still look like she did 30 years ago?"

"are you ok?'

Alyssa jumped and looked at Shelly. "uh, n-no, I'm not ok. I'm l-lost" she stammered, swallowing hard.

Shelly frowned. "oh, well please come in. I'm sure Mr. Ullman wouldn't mind"

"Mr. who?" Alyssa said, not knowing if she'd heard right.

"Mr. Ullman, he's the owner of this hotel"

"the Overlook?" Alyssa said hesitantly.

"yes, that's right. so you've heard of it?"

Alyssa swallowed hard again and nodded. "yeah, yeah i-I've heard of it"

Shelly laughed a little. "oh boy, please pardon my rudeness, I forgot to introduce myself" she held her hand out to Alyssa. "my name is Wendy, Wendy Torrence"


Alyssa's jaw dropped. She quickly closed her mouth again. "oh, it… it's nice to meet you Mrs. Torrence. I'm Alyssa, Alyssa Jiroux"

Wendy smiled a little. "it's nice to meet you too Alyssa. And please, just call me Wendy"

Alyssa nodded, her mind spinning. "what's going on?! Am I losing my mind?!"

"how'd you get way up here anyway?" Wendy asked.

Alyssa looked at her. "oh, i… I walked here. I was driving my car, and I got hit. Then I woke up a few miles down the mountain"

"oh my god, are you sure you're all right?! where's your car?"

Alyssa shrugged. "I don't know, it was gone when I woke up. I know that sounds pretty strange, but…"

"don't worry about it, everything's going to be ok now"

Alyssa smiled.

"besides, the more the merrier around here" Wendy added.

"what do you mean? You aren't the only one here?" Alyssa asked, even though she already knew the answer.

"oh no, my husband and son are here too. my husband got the job as winter caretaker for the Overlook and well, here we are! Oh, Jack will want to meet you. follow me"

Alyssa nodded and followed Shelly, uh, Wendy, down a long hallway. "wow, this place is like a maze isn't it?" she said.

Wendy laughed. "yes, it is. We've only been here a few weeks, but it actually doesn't take long to learn your way around" the two then turned a corner into a large room. There was a winding staircase that Alyssa recognized.

"this is the room where Wendy finally realizes that Jack is crazy!" she thought. She jumped at the steady clacking sound of typewriter keys.





"Jack?" Wendy called as she and Alyssa entered the room.

Alyssa's heart practically stopped beating when she saw the one and only Jack Nicholson sitting at a large desk. "no wait, he's Jack Torrence now, right?" she thought. Jack looked up at the sound of Wendy's voice, and his eyes widened at the sight of Alyssa.

"well now, who's this?" Jack asked. Alyssa blushed. She'd always thought Jack Nicholson was really handsome in The Shining, and seeing him in person just made her crush worse.

"this is Alyssa Jiroux. She got lost when she got in a car accident"

Jack frowned. "oh, well are you going to be all right?"

Alyssa giggled. "my, you two sure are concerned about a total stranger! But yes, I think I'll be fine"

Jack smiled. "well it's very nice to meet you Ms. Jiroux. It's not every day that I meet a pretty girl around here" Alyssa blushed as Jack took her hand and kissed it.

"oh, well... th-thank you!" she stammered.

Jack just laughed. "well Alyssa, you're welcome to stay at the Overlook. It is a hotel after all"

Alyssa nodded. "thank you both so much!"

Wendy smiled. "well I'd better show you around then and introduce you to Danny" she turned to Jack. "We'll see you later, ok hon?" she said.

He nodded. "yeah, ok" he muttered, his eyes never leaving Alyssa. She turned to look at him before she and Wendy left. Jack just smiled and winked at her.

Alyssa blushed again, her heart hammering in her chest as she followed Wendy. "this is going to be interesting" she thought.

well, how's that one? i hope you like it so far, and please review!!