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"I watched as the man I saw so clearly disappeared into the endless white."
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man uncovers the dark secret of a mysterious valley owned by a xenophobic drunkard.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A first person account of a man's torture at the hands of The Spanish Inquisition.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A gentleman moves into a reputedly haunted country house; soon the servants are scared witless but the master is not convinced. Plays with different attitudes to paranormal activity.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A hunter stumbles upon a run-down little house and decides to spend the night - but finds himself plagued by disquieting thoughts and dreams.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A man and his daughter come accross an apparently mad, ill woman in a London park.
- Length: 38 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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An assistant lighthouse keeper arrives at his first appointment - on an island with the lighthouse keeper and his strange young wife.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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On the rugged Brittany coast, thirty-eight skulls are found buried.
- Length: 49 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man decides to take action against football hooligans. Contains descriptions of violence.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: 18
2 Stars
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“She’s in the mirror.” The man sitting in front of Detective West quavered. The whiskey on his breath danced around the room, leaving an unpleasant odor that disturbed the Detective.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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He had won tickets in a radio contest. A contest he didn’t apply to, on a station that apparently didn’t exist.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
My first great love was Seraina Gadient, the flower girl, as we called her then. I had just turned fifteen when I realized with horror that I had a massive crush on her.
- Length: 40 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
“Did you guys know that this is the house where Richard Sabnis died?” said Tom Beardmore.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
“She’s in the mirror.” The man sitting in front of Detective West quavered. The whiskey on his breath danced around the room, leaving an unpleasant odor that disturbed the Detective.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
I was only fourteen at the time of the railroad demon encounter. Now at age thirty, I'm finally telling the story of that horrific day that changed everything.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
Most people would see that shoe and assume a drunken partygoer had forgotten it somehow, or that perhaps even a car had driven past and it had possibly fallen from the window unknowingly. But Jenny knew better.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Joe had a bad feeling he’d need his gun before the night was over.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
Was she a witch? I don’t know. And I suppose no one really knew for sure. It’s just that she looked so much like a witch I guess she had to be.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
That first night in the Lodge, I had the strangest dream, though I didn’t seem to be asleep. A weight was pinning me down, as if a creature were crouching on my chest.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
It was his underneath place, the place where he came to bury his jars.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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