When Brendan was a boy, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. That is, until a strange man gave him a pebble, and told him not to lose it.
Since then, he's kept it safe, but that hasn't stopped the ghost of who he once was from getting closer. When he moves back into a house he visited when he was younger, the drawings start again.
The drawings of the boy.
And he's always getting closer.
This story appears in Hexes Volume One.