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I love a good waking up shirtless story. And a good one-word title. And phrases like "thrumming like thrash metal."

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So much left to the imagination. I have a feeling he wasn't long for this world.

Bravo, Count Deming.

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Justin Deming

First of all, congratulations, Justin, on having your story win the Lunar Award! It certainly is a well deserved honor. That story is fantastic!! This story is a scary one. Malaki seems a little crazed, if not a lot crazed!!! But who knows where he has just been and what he has just gone through..... Nice job!! Happy Halloween!!

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Deliciously scary. Justin Deming has left us with so many questions: Who was Malaki? What had he done? Who was chasing him? How did he lose his shirt? Why was the house on fire? Why did he surrender? This perfect story confirms for us that writers don't need to have all the details. Readers have their own.

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Wow, atmospheric stuff!

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Great micro horror!

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