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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
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Holed up in an isolated mountain shanty, the emaciated Mr. Hiram Beeson receives a visit from a dark stranger.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A short history of and a personal tale concerning the phenomenon of being buried alive.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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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
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While on a canoe trip down the Danube River, two friends encounter some mysterious, hostile entities.
- Length: 51 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 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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One night, four men arrive at a notorious, reportedly haunted, house and prepare for a duel to the death.
- Length: 8 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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In the heat of battle, with tens of thousands of Germans descending on the British trenches and all hope lost, a man prays to Saint George.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
2 Stars
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After his life-long friend goes missing near the legendary river Strid, Weigall sets out to look for him.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Kendlemyre Hall is simply spectacular – I still can’t believe I get to live and work on an estate that has been here for hundreds of years.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
In his head, this all made sense. The next-door neighbour’s garden was the goal – just a simple chip to cover four yards and a metre fence in the middle. Easy.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
I get this a lot. People get embarrassed talking about the supernatural. I expect people from his world, with their neatly trimmed front lawns and house prices, to worry about making fools of themselves.
- Length: 25 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
The abandoned subway was the subject of an urban myth: the Ghost Train. There were many versions of the tale. They often involved witches, ax-murderers, faeries, or sometimes a combination of the three.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
The killer should be here." Jerry tapped the screen with a knuckle. "But he's not.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
It was all the more strange then that he noticed the sign at all. It seemed half-hidden, hardly noticeable, indicating a slip road half a mile ahead.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
She had been twitching and gasping all night. It wasn’t unusual. Night terrors plagued her.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
The Victorian Mansion, as its previous owners often referred to it, sat a half-mile from the quiet road. Rows of massive oaks lead along the dusty driveway, all the way to the front door, and dense woods framed the home like a knotted head of hair.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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
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