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Creature in the Wastes, Part 2

Sunshine filled the room. Adam stood in its light basking in the warmth and the happiness it brought. He turned to his Lincoln Logs sitting in the corner, to the small black and white television sitting in the other and the soft bed, made with pressed sheets and gentle blankets, and he giggled. 1,206 more words

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Creature in the Wastes

Now, I know how this is going to sound. This one is not possible, if you think of things in a certain way. But I have not stumbled off the path of truth. 1,864 more words

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Smilin’ Jack, Part 4

Darkness and Job’s couch. I was asleep, and though lightning and rain raged out beyond the door, I was safe. Safe from homelessness, safe from starvation. 1,133 more words

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Smilin’ Jack, Part 3

He never left my mind. Between the first and second time I saw him, I had let him drip away into vague memory. But this time was not like that. 1,444 more words

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Smilin’ Jack, Part 2

I had forgotten, but my senses hadn’t. When he showed up again, I felt him stalking me. It started as a tickle, as if a dead finger scratched along my spine. 1,240 more words

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Smilin’ Jack, Part 1

I spent the morning with my love, and when afternoon came, I sent her away with a few regretful kisses, and curled up in my bed to sleep. 660 more words

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The Lost Soul

“Did you hear that?” I asked.

Heart had heard it. It was the meow of a kitten, couldn’t have been a cat. The sound was soft and low, a murmur, a sigh of a call. 1,267 more words

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