• lighthouse, tavern
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    CASE FILE FW.DP.001-1 Locals report that several prominent members of their town have vanished into thin air. No notes, no clues and no suspects. That was the only information printed across the page tucked inside the crisp manila folder with its neatly printed label. Soft blue eyes darted from the stark white page to the ...
  • Moon over brick wall & brick building
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    Scarce lamp posts and a full moon provide limited lighting for Brian and his younger brother, Aidan, as they tour the streets of an old village in Italy. The two continue alongside a brick wall and weathered building and notice a light shining from the small upstairs window. A floor-level door bursts open and startle the ...
  • NaNoWriMo Winner Certificate
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    National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, takes place every November. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days, which works out to be 1,667 words a day. You “win” prizes such as discounts on writing software and services. There is no fee for entering, and you get to choose what you write. It ...
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    The trio dragged the unconscious creature from the wood while the mysterious man who helped followed, his eyes never leaving the beast. As they approached the entrance to the forest, Mike checked his phone for any sign of life. To his shock, there were a couple of bars of battery, as if the dead allowed ...
  • Red Door with a Wreath
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    Nolan and Brynn enjoy lunch at the Old Wintry Café and overhear a conversation at a nearby table. Three women are discussing rumors about an old brick building with a weathered, red door. The middle-aged lady informs her two younger companions of her given warning against entering the door while the wreath hangs on the ...
  • Average face of 12 red-headed women
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    A Goodeville, Illinois Story Read other stories dealing with Goodeville, Illinois:  Short Story: The Woman In Black | Short Story: “Good Morning, Zombies.” | Short Story: River Stone Love | Short Story: First Day of School| Short Story: Henry Blaise Meets the Babysitter   I never believed in ghosts. I always thought they were a figment of a crazy person’s ...
  • https://images.pexels.com/photos/65249/girl-child-teddy-bear-plush-toys-65249.jpeg?auto=compress&cs=tinysrgb&h=650&w=940
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    The sky outside was gray and it was difficult to see without high beams, despite it only being 10 in the morning. My mom opened the car door for me. She motioned for me to get out. I reluctantly shifted my body around, accidentally slamming my brand-new leather combat boots right into a mud puddle. ...
  • Woman screaming
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    ***Trigger Warning*** The following work of fiction contains verbal, drug use, sexual content, and physical violence. Read Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four   “Chief, you don’t get it! I hope one day you will see the truth!” said Elizabeth as she stoped out the door. Tears fell down her cheeks. She knew this was ...
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    “NOW!” the stranger yelled at Mike and his team as all three watched the ragged man sprint toward the falling beast. Reina could see a thick tree branch crafted into a weapon in his right hand. An animal so top-heaving, so large, coarse, and threatening, cannot regain its footing when it is interrupted mid run, ...
  • Cornucopia on porch
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    Headlights shine in Sara’s rearview mirror, forcing her to squint on her Friday night commute home from work. Grumbling over November’s early darkness and persistent glare in the mirror, she reaches up to adjust it. The driver follows unusually close and puts her on edge. Her grip tightens around the steering wheel, and she accelerates, ...