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The Package: Part 3

Street lamps flickered giving growing berth to the encroaching darkness, but I knew the roads well. Familiar bumps along the poorly kept asphalt, and towering shadow swallowed buildings, served as navigational guides as I made my way to the Stardust … Continue reading

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The Package: Part 2

I arrived home after dark. The front door was opened slightly, and inside I could hear white noise blaring from the television at full volume. A soft light spilled from the static filled screen illuminating the living room with just … Continue reading

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The Package: Part 1

It sat on my doorstep. A small nondescript brown package. No return address. Only my name scrawled in childlike handwriting with black marker. Now I know I should have called the police; perhaps even the bomb squad. The box fit … Continue reading

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The Screaming Woman

The Hanford PD had been called to the corner of Irwin and Keith Street. For the third night in a row residents reported hearing a woman screaming for help. Witness statements read identically; they awoke around two in the morning … Continue reading

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The Empty House

The dilapidated house stood proud on the neglected lot just on the outskirts of town. The land around it had died long ago yielding only to a plague of devil’s eyelashes. A barren valley oak erupted from the earth. It, … Continue reading

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