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A Halloween Short Story from Chris The Story Reading Ape!!
A short story by Chris Graham
The light of the full moon reflected off the stark branches of the ancient oak, dead for the past six centuries, yet still standing, brooding alone on the hilltop.
A sweet looking young girl child with long curly blonde tresses stood, tied securely in front of it, the moonlight making her appear ghostlike as it shone onto her pale face and long white nightdress.
She was looking towards the village she had been brought from, each cottage showing candlelit windows surrounded by interwoven strands of garlic and a large consecrated wooden cross nailed to their doors.
As the last toll of the church midnight bell echoed into silence, she heard the first distant howl, then another, louder one in answer.
They were coming.
She had been discovered lost and abandoned in the nearby woods just the day before, so the village elders selected her to…
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Great new writing challenge from Chris The Story Reading Ape! Join in the fun!
Many of you seem to be having a lot of fun rising to the 79 Word Challenge set byAuthor Andrew Joyce :D
For anyone who doesn’t know what this is all about, clickHEREto check out HIS story and challenge, thenHERE to see the first seven great entries, followed by HERE to see the second post with ten stories 😀
NOW READ TWELVE NEW ENTRIES BELOW:
(To visit the writers blogs, click on their names or photos)
Them by Zoe the Fabulous Feline
I have only myself to blame.
This is a story of regret; that is not quite strong enough, but it will do.
It was a crisp autumn night. I was bored and said to myself, Self – you need an adventure.
Strolling about, blending in with the blackest of nights, I had not a care in the world. Until I…
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