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Tough It Out

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The water stung the cuts and scrapes along my arms. I inspected each one. Were they bites or scratches? No, just the rough and tumble bumps and bruises of a ...

Haley on a Plane

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I grabbed the first aid kit off the cabin wall and a jug of water. Eunice lay unconscious on the floor of the cabin. It was spacious. More cargo space than s...

Reunion

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Haley saw Ben across the parking lot and ran as fast as she could, tears streaking down her face. He picked her up in the massive bear-hug, so familiar from ...

Is this the End, Haley?

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Jimmy drove too fast for my liking, but under the circumstances, I didn’t argue even if we didn’t use headlights. Ben was in the front with him acting as nav...

Haley Into Darkness

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We huddled in the dark closet for what seemed like forever, our hearts pounding in our chests. The blood washed in my head, a tidal ebb and flow with each be...

Father Time Versus the Time Demons

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“Wake up, you idiot.” I opened my eyes to see the same old man glaring at me under bushy eyebrows, his nostrils flaring in his equally bushy nose. I squeeze...

Unwanted

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**H **eaven didn’t want the maiming boy **A **mbling away from the Pearly Gates **U **nderneath the Earth, another was watching **N **etherworld needing ano...

Scare Tactics

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“Why don’t you try poking out your eyes?” “And put them on my fingers again? Nah, that just made the last group laugh?” “Spitting cockroaches? You do that ...

Cellar

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My hands shook in the cold rain as I fumbled with the shovel handle as another flash of lightning illuminated the back deck’s leaf litter blanket. I gingerly...

A Close Call

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It was a dark and stormy night, my wife and daughter were driving to a Fire Hall outside Chester for a family gathering. The rain pounded the roads and the c...

Trick or Treat

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Moldy sugar and weevily flour, Some rancid butter at the Witching Hour. Wriggly worms, spiders and flies, Spooky cookies, a treater’s surprise.

Iced Up

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Jamie slammed his hand against the dash of the car and the heater fan rattled to life. The sun glared through the crystallized windshield as he waited for th...