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Symptoms of a Haunting: Part VI

The crackling from the fire died down as its fuel was slowly consumed. The stench of burning flesh singed my nostrils and I fought the urge to wretch. I couldn’t believe that Edna was gone. Suddenly, the incriminating nature of my position struck me. I was in Edna’s house, alone with her burnt corpse laying […]

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Symptoms of a Haunting: Part V

The next few seconds dragged into minutes as I fought to comprehend Edna’s words. “What do you mean you’re seeing him, too?” Edna’s lip quivered slightly as she took a steadying breath and her wispy white hair fluttered in some unknown breeze. Finally, she raised her orb-like eyes to meet mine. “At first I thought […]

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Symptoms of a Haunting: Part IV

Armed with my newfound, albeit Googled, knowledge, I marched out of my apartment. I needed to talk to Edna. Edna was the first person I met upon moving to this Washington town. I chose Washington because of its near-constant cloud cover and reputation for standoffish people. Somehow, I felt more myself when not in direct […]

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Symptoms of a Haunting: Part III

“Katie, I swear I saw someone,” I murmured aloud as I typed, the clicks from my keyboard my only company. I had met Katie on a paranormal abilities forum where she had been posting about the emergence of her abilities. Katie was clairsentient, which meant that she could perceive future events. This wasn’t “seeing” into […]

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Symptoms of a Haunting: Part II

Knock, knock, knock. I groaned, rolling over in bed and pulling the covers up to my chin. I was too warm to deal with visitors. Who would be coming by this early on a Saturday? Knock, knock, knock. Persistent, aren’t they? I lay in bed, eyes still closed, trying to pull myself from the sleepy […]

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Symptoms of a Haunting: Part 1

I saw him again today. At first it was just a flicker at the edge of my vision. A dark shape, a shadow. Something that I always wrote off as nothing, despite the constant feeling of foreboding. You know that feeling you get when someone is watching you across the room? That itchy feeling sitting […]

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