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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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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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“Are you sure you’re ready, Melvin?” She paused. “What happened the last time wasn’t your fault.”
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 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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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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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
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The old farmhouse had idled on the market ever since the previous owners had died in a freak fire. Investigators had suspected arson but never uncovered evidence.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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It hadn't occurred to Seb not to come, to ignore the unexpected and frankly bizarre bequest. It was too late to turn back now...
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Mrs. Henshaw, grey-haired and ancient before her time, resting her rheumatic twig fingers in her pinny lap, sat facing a large wall mirror and rocked the gloom away.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man is the only witness to an accidental killing and the bizarre series of events that follow.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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As I gaze at the living room clock, I reach for the bottle on the coffee table. I take a drink, staring at the Roman numerals, listening for the ticking sound, but then I hear something outside.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 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
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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