Stories tagged ghost-story

Aguilas Range

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When I was thirteen and still lived in the desert I saw a ghost woman at the top of a dry waterfall in the foothills.

Learning the Pipes

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Mary Lou's Lost Shoe

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“Why aren’t shoes ever abandoned in pairs?” She said.

The Price of Empire

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I saw three kids the other day, two girls and a boy, crouched in conspiracy

The Night Madison Brooke Burned Alive

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She told me it had been there since she was a kid, this large black spot like a blimp floating from her right arm up to the tip of her neck. She had really pale skin so she kinda looked like a cow strutting down the street.

The Unwelcome: Chapter 3

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“Follow me,” he said. “They’re on the other side of the island. There’s nothing on this side. People—normal people—don’t live around here.”

The Unwelcome: Chapter 4

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Something had woken me, but I wasn’t sure what—all I knew was that I had been pulled from sleep by something loud and sudden, and now I was lying awake, alert and unsettled, in the otherwise silent room.

The Unwelcome: Chapter 5

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My voice sounded as empty and useless as I’d felt the night before, seeing her, bloody and battered, in the bathroom across the hall from my room.

The Unwelcome: Chapter 6

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I picked my way down one of the stone staircases, where the broken stone urns wept weeds and shreds of bird’s nests onto the landings...

The Unwelcome: Chapter 7

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“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” “Saving your life,” said the man. “Probably.”

The Unwelcome: Chapter 8

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There, just below my knee, was a dark brown leech, fat as a battery, with a cuff of blood seeping out from its burrowing head.

The Unwelcome: Chapter 9

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“We hear things all the time over here,” she said. “Coming through the trees, coming from that place.”

Ghost Story

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They come to wipe themselves from my memory, but that, of course, is impossible. In this place, we are bound together, the long line of men who have killed me, and I.

The Stone Garden

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A story for Halloween.