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Story by Afterword (68)
A strange encounter in an English garden.
15 mins
Words: 3039
Read Time: 15 mins
Amelia Earhart Verses the Great Darkness
Story by James Beighton (34)
A little girl has to save the world from an unknown darkness on Halloween night.
20 mins
Words: 4026
Read Time: 20 mins
Going Down
Story by Elsabella2019 (37)
Amber is scared of elevators, and her worse fear comes to life.
5 mins
Words: 1132
Read Time: 5 mins
A Flat White and a Handle Bar Moustache
Story by Ricks (69)
Her grandmother always told her not to trust a man in a bow tie. When the man with the bright blue bow tie walked into her life she was quite naturally hesitant.
7 mins
Words: 1489
Read Time: 7 mins
Red Sails in the Sunset
Story by Donald R. Fletcher (101)
The interior monologue of a woman left on shore
3 mins
Words: 681
Read Time: 3 mins
Constance and the Wolves
Story by MeerkatJohn (71)
An unstable woman living alone in the forest has a mortal fear of wolves
8 mins
Words: 1669
Read Time: 8 mins
Turning Back the Clocks
Story by J.B (56)
It happened more than 50 years ago in Gori, Georgia. They were barely 12 years old. What he did then, came back to haunt him now.
10 mins
Words: 2007
Read Time: 10 mins
Story by Lussac (58)
A wife's plans to rid herself of her husband go badly awry. This can be read alone or as a sequel to 'MURDEROUS PLANS'
6 mins
Words: 1383
Read Time: 6 mins

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