Short Stories and Other Works of Fiction

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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A guest at my motel asked me to post his story. He looked like he went through hell… – Part 3

My town was first mentioned by name in 1784. At the time, It was nothing but a small Christian settlement. All in all, there isn't much of a history to our town. As far as I can tell, it has always been remote and unimportant. Our church, however, is already ...
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A guest at my motel asked me to post his story. He looked like he went through hell… – Part 2

"Now what was this all about, David?" mom asked me during dinner. I shrugged and didn't say a word. "David Sullivan, you don't just shrug when I ask you a question!" "Sorry, mom. Ethan wanted to check on a few things, but it's all just," I broke up shaking my ...
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A guest at my motel asked me to post his story. He looked like he went through hell… – Part 1

Three days ago, this kid arrived at my motel. Looked real terrible and really young, no older than sixteen, maybe seventeen. Asked for a room and paid in cash. Looked like he went through hell. I didn't ask a thing. You pay, you get a room, that's my policy. Came ...
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Be Careful What You Do on the Internet, Don’t Join Weird Live Feeds and Most Important of All, Always Cover Your Webcam

Ever since live webcam feeds became popular, I've been a fan of them. It's strangely relaxing to watch them. I'm not talking about streamers on Twitch or other pages like that. I'm talking about live feeds of public places. By now there are millions of them out there. You can ...
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Mommy Dearest

The first time I met Karen, I instantly knew something was wrong with her. She was a mousy girl with wild, dirty hair. The moment she saw me, she hurried past me in the hallway with her eyes downcast. "Nice to meet you, too," I called after her in a ...
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