Stories

The Prisrak Case

This is a story my grandpa told me.  When he was younger, he worked with the Soviet police, the Militsiya. He told me many stories about that time. Most of them didn't have a happy ending. Grandpa admitted he'd done his share of bad things, but he often tried to ...
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The Greenhouse

As a kid, there was no time I looked more forward to than summer. It meant no school, of course, but it also meant going back to my home village. I grew up there, but once I got into second grade, my parents moved to the city. I didn't hate ...
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Michael wasn’t really my type and I should learn it was not just because he was an introvert and a bit jealous…

I first met Michael during a supplementary lecture at university. I only attended it for a few easy credits. Michael, I would learn, was in the same boat as me. Over the first two months, we bonded and eventually went on a date together. He wasn't exactly my type, to ...
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I took part in an online scavenger hunt. I wish I hadn’t…

Some of you might be puzzled a bit about the title. An online scavenger hunt is a series of riddles or puzzles on the internet. Throughout the years there have been quite a few them. The most famous example, without a doubt, are the puzzles created by Cicada 3301. As ...
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A guest at my motel asked me to post his story. He looked like he went through hell… – Final Part

The moment I set foot into the church, my head started to explode with pain. I cringed back a step, yet Ethan and Anderson didn't notice it. The interior of the church was dark, only a few lonely candles were lit, filling it with long, dark shadows. They seemed to ...
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A guest at my motel asked me to post his story. He looked like he went through hell… – Part 8

I knew what they'd been talking about. Those words, the reaction of Ethan's mom, there was no doubt. 'Get rid of him.' Yet, what could I do? All I could do was stand here, a shaking, panting mess. I almost couldn't breathe, my heart was beating hard against my chest, ...
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A guest at my motel asked me to post his story. He looked like he went through hell… – Part 7

The first thing I did once I'd retreated back to my room was to send Ethan a message. I waited for long minutes, but no reply came. Even after half an hour, there was nothing. When I rechecked the message, I saw that he hadn't read it yet. Shit, he ...
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A guest at my motel asked me to post his story. He looked like he went through hell… – Part 6

"Claire's playing?" "Yeah, it sounded exactly like when she played." "How'd you know?" "I listened to her. When she was there, practicing." "You were at the church?" "Only a handful of times. She'd... beg me to come along. So a few times I sneaked inside, but never when HE was ...
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A guest at my motel asked me to post his story. He looked like he went through hell… – Part 5

Laura's mother used to play the church organ before Claire took over. Nugget had been involved in preparing the mass. Miss Graham had been responsible for the flower arrangements at church. Mrs. Rose's daughter Emily had been teaching at the Sunday school after the mass. Even old Pastor Mackenzie, Owen's ...
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A guest at my motel asked me to post his story. He looked like he went through hell… – Part 4

"Michael Sanders was a boy that lived in this town," the sheriff started. "Michael and Ethan grew up next door to one another and were friends. That was until the day Jake Miller, Ethan's father left town. On that day a whole lot of things changed." "Jake couldn't take his ...
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