Glossary

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A

A Place to Bury Strangers (SHIFT): A new favorite band of Mickey's
Agatha (SHADE): Hospital nurse that takes care of Aura during an incident
Agent Falk (SHADE): Obsidian agent who wants nothing more than to help Aura achieve her potential
Alice (SHIFT): Ghost looking for her husband at Aura's neighbors house
Amy Koeller (SHADE): Junior class president at Ridgewood High School
At Risk Ghosts (ARG) (SHIFT): Term used by Obsidians to describe shades.
Aunt Jean & Aunt Rosemary (SHADE): Aunts to the Keeley siblings


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B

Becca Goldman (SHADE): Oh, Becca. What to say about you without receiving fines from FCC? This is the girl trying to possess Zach’s heart.
Black Weeds (SHADE): A music venue
Blackbox (SHADE): Term used to describe rooms/areas that have walls lined with charged obsidian
Brian Knox (SHADE): Friend to Logan Keeley. Drummer in Keeley Brothers Band and Something Wicked. Douche bag extraordinaire.


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C

Caitlyn Adams (SHIFT): A "love" interest of Tyler Watson's.  (Keep reading...there's more where that came from)
Casey Crawford (SHADE): Participant in (unnamed social media) thread regarding Logan’s death & Aura’s role in it
Chaco Canyon (SHADE): A site located in New Mexico that marks the summer solstice
Charles Village (SHADE): Neighborhood in which Aura lives
Chelsea Barton (SHIFT): A Becca Goldman minion
Cheryl Titus (SHIFT): Reporter for the City Paper
Christina Wilkes (SHIFT): Prom princess
Christopher (SHIFT): Boyfriend to Jenna Michaels
Connor (SHADE): Siobhan’s boyfriend and bass player in Keeley Brothers Band
Corey (SHIFT): Drummer in Tabloid Decoys
Corrie (SHADE): Megan’s cat


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D

D'Wayne Singletary (SHIFT): Junior class treasurer
Department of Metaphysical Purity (DMP) (SHADE): Federal agency that formed after the Shift
Dork Squad (SHADE): A band that plays at Faces
Dr. Ewoyn Cynthia Harris (SHADE): Professor of Astronomy at University of Maryland. Adviser to Aura & Zachary on their Megalith (Newgrange) thesis.
Dumpers (SHADE): Term of endearment used for DMP agents
Durum patientia frango (SHIFT): Moore family motto proudly displayed on Zachary's belt thingie.  Translation: By patience, I overcome difficulties

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E

Edith Masterson (SHADE): Deceased whose viewing at McConnell funeral home was scheduled at the same time of Logan’s viewing.
Elena and Danny (SHADE): Cousins to Logan Keeley
Emily McFarland (SHADE): Student from Logan’s High School in Hunt Valley
Eric (SHADE): Cute boy that Megan dances with at Black Weeds
Ex-Jared (SHADE): Ghost that died in the war. Haunts the courtyard of Ridgewood High School.

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F

Faces (SHADE): A music venue located in Fells Point area of Baltimore
Farmer Frank (SHADE): Owner of farmland where Aura and Zach make star maps
Father Carrick (SHADE): Priest presiding at Logan’s funeral
Father Rotella (SHADE): Only person (well, besides Aura and all of us) to know Gina’s secret
Fender Stratocaster: The brand of guitar that Logan & Mickey play (Logan's is black - plays right handed, Mickey's is white - plays left handed)

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G

Gabi (SHADE): Twelve year old cousin to Aura. Lives in Philadelphia, PA.
“Get a Life” (SHADE): Ghost reality show
Ghost (SHADE): A state of being in which individuals who were unprepared to die take. Ghosts appear as they were in their happiest moment while alive.
George Schwartz (SHIFT): Ghost client at Gina's law firm who needs to reschedule his appointment due to Aura's extracurricular activities.
Grandma Keeley (SHADE): Grandmom to Keeley siblings
Great Lake Swimmers (SHIFT): A band on Aura's pre-exam playlist
Green Derby Pub (SHADE):  Pub in Towson in which The Keeley's play.

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H

Hailey Fletcher (SHIFT): A Becca Goldman minion
Harpers Ferry (SHADE): The West Virginia town where the Keeley family goes camping
Harriet Stone (SHADE): Defense attorney for Warrant Records
Hazel Cavendish (SHADE): Ghost that attempts to get help from Aura at law office in opening scene of SHADE
Heather (SHIFT): Bass player in Tabloid Decoys
Howard and Margie (SHADE): Tourists aboard the USS Constellation.
Hunt Valley development (SHADE): Development where Logan Keeley lives.

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J

Jake (SHADE): Fourteen year old freshman boy who died without getting to see something he really wanted to see.  Asks Aura for help.
Jamal (SHIFT): Video game playing friend of Dylan's
Jenna Michaels (SHADE): Friend of Megan’s
John McConnell (SHADE): Older brother to Megan. Currently works as a doctor in Nowhere, ND or SD. One of the two.
Josh (SHIFT): Lead Singer of Tabloid Decoys
Justin (SHADE): The “live-r” waiter at Free Spirit Café
Justin Harlow (SHIFT): Prom prince

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K

Kaye (SHIFT): Assist to Aura's Grandmom at the bakery
The Keeley's (SHIFT): Irish folk act formed by Mickey & Siobhan after Logan's death
Kyle (SHADE): Friend of Dylan’s

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L

Lauren Bankford (SHADE): Participant in (unnamed social media) thread regarding Logan’s death & Aura’s role in it.
Lianhan (SHADE):Record label interested in signing Keeley Brothers to a record deal
Lionel (SHADE): Bass player in Dork Squad

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M

Maeshowe (SHADE): A passage tomb on the Orkney Islands in Scotland that marks the winter solstice sunset.
Madeline (SHIFT): University of Maryland Astronomy department secretary
Maryhill (SHIFT): The Glasgow neighborhood Zachary is from
Maryland Science Center (SHIFT): Host to ancient-astronomy exhibit in which a shaft of light is discussed. *nervous giggle*
Megalith (SHADE): A large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)
Michele Lundquist (SHADE): Volleyball captain at Ridgewood High School
Mike Brubaker (SHADE): Participant in (unnamed social media) thread regarding Logan’s death & Aura’s role in it
Molly Sachs (SHIFT): Aura's homeroom student council member
Mr. Pomeroy (SHADE): Host at Poe House
Mr. Red (SHADE): Name Logan uses when talking about Zachary
Mrs. Wheeler (SHADE): Aura’s homeroom teacher
Mrs. Richards (SHADE): Aura and Zach’s History teacher

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N

Nadine Ross (SHADE): A girl at Logan’s school who liked him
Nate Hofstetler (SHADE): Participant in (unnamed social media) thread regarding Logan’s death & Aura’s role in it.  Boyfriend to Hailey Fletcher
National Arboretum (SHIFT): Located in Washington DC.  Home to one of the finest ash trees east of the Mississippi River.
Nelson’s (SHADE): A music venue located in Dundalk
Newgrange (SHADE): A passage tomb in Ireland that marks the winter solstice sunrise
Nicola Hughes (SHIFT): Agent from the DMP's Office of Public Affairs

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O

Obsidians (SHADE): A DMP special forces unit that take care of shades. Not to be confused with the stone.

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P

Pre-Shifter (SHADE): Term used to identify people born before December 21, 1993 8:50 Universal Time.
Principal Hirsch (SHIFT): Principal of Ridgewood High School
Post-Shifter (SHADE): Term used to identify people born after December 21, 1993 8:50 Universal Time.

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R

Rachel Howard (SHADE): Aura neighbor and longtime friend. Rachel is the only friend to apologize to Aura for her inappropriate behavior after Logan’s death.
Rashid (SHIFT): Video game playing friend of Dylan's
Ridgewood (SHADE): High School that Aura, Megan and Zach attend.  Logan also attended before moving to Hunt Valley.
Reynolds (SHADE): A DMP agent
Ryan Robertson (SHIFT): Reporter from the eleven o'clock news
Ryan Wexler (SHIFT): 23 year old son to Stuart.  Killed in a construction accident two years ago.

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S

Sarah Greenwalt (SHADE): Participant in (unnamed social media) thread regarding Logan’s death & Aura’s role in it
Shade (SHADE): Dark, powerful spirits that can hide in shadows and go anywhere they want
Shift (SHADE): An event that occurred on December 21, 1993 at 8:50 Universal Time
Something Wicked (SHADE): The band that Connor plays bass for after Logan’s death. Brian Knox becomes drummer.
Stacey Sellars (SHIFT): A "love" interest of Tyler Watson's.  (Keep reading...there's more where that came from)
Stephanie (SHADE): Ghost waitress at the Free Spirit Café
Steve Rayburn (SHADE): Boyfriend to Michele Lundquist. Student at Ridgewood High School.
Stuart Wexler (SHIFT): Father to Ryan. Attempted to take hostages at a DMP office.
Summoner (SHADE): Crystal disc used to transport ghosts into places they never went while alive
Suzanne: (SHIFT) A girl Zachary dated for eight months, three weeks, and a day and a half.
Sykesville (SHIFT): The kind of place where not much happens after six on a weeknight.

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T

Tabloid Decoys (SHIFT): Band Logan forms with post-shifters.  Made up of Josh, Heather, and Corey. Name comes from the song "Leech" by Eve 6.
Terrence (SHIFT):  Gina's paralegal
"The Day I Sailed Away": The first song Logan wrote for the Keeley Brothers 
The Keeleys (SHADE): Name of band Mickey and Siobhan form after Logan’s death
The Keeley Brothers (SHADE): Irish punk rock band made up of Logan Keeley, Mickey Keeley, Siobhan Keeley, Brian Knox and Connor
Tyler Watson (SHIFT): Becca Schmoldman's on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again boyfriend.  Top prom king contender.

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U

USS Constellation (SHADE): A U.S. Navy warship now located at the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. Possesses very large potato bins
Uncle Fred (SHADE): A subject that ex-Jared likes to talk about.

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W

Warrant Records (SHADE): Record label interested in signing Keeley Brothers to a record deal.

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