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Laura used to wonder if all this planting of bodies would ever make anything grow. Then, one night, just as she finished a grave, she found it did.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The fact that Henry Armstrong was buried did not seem to him to prove that he was dead ...
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Seeking shelter for the night, a wounded man breaks into a bizarre, abandoned chateau decorated by an unusually large number of paintings.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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She had been twitching and gasping all night. It wasn’t unusual. Night terrors plagued her.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Every night Staley Fleming wakes and sees in his room, intently watching him, a big black Newfoundland dog.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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My office opens the earliest on the square, before the newsagent, the butcher, the café, or the florist. My clients tend to wake early if they have slept at all.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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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
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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
4 Stars
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by Saki
When Emma Ladbruk's husband inherits a farm, it comes with an old woman who soon starts to get in the way.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A man explains to his doctor how he came to believe in ghosts.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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As a hideous pestilence sweeps his lands, Prince Prospero seals himself in his castle and prepares a fabulous party.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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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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A man who is familiar with the behavior of ghosts tells the story of a woman who comes across a spectral church service.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
2 Stars
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Scary bedtime story about a mother and daughter's night-time journey home.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A resting model finds her privacy invaded by a young man and a very particular piece of poetry.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars