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I rarely write horror, so the new prompt will be a good challenge. Looking forward to it. πŸ§›β€β™‚οΈ

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Oct 9, 2023Liked by Justin Deming

LOVE the last line!

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Oct 9, 2023Liked by Justin Deming

Yeeeps. Perfectly creepy for a dark, damp October day. Chilling last line.

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Loved this micro-horror story!

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I haven't tried horror as a genre so looking forward to the nudge to give it a go, Justin. This was quietly chilling. Excellent inspiration

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That was great. I love horror and how easy it seemed for you to create such an impactful micro story. I tend to add a lot of story line to my stories so it's hard for me to create micro stories.

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Justin, this is a good one for fall! I’m forever impressed (scarred?πŸ˜‚) by β€œSomething Evil” a 1972 Steven Spielberg made for TV Movie. It starts with a barn. A big old farmhouse, a sweet family, creepy neighbors... you can watch the whole thing on YouTube. But beware! 😁

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A ghostly DM. Awesome.

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This would make for a great scary picture book!

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If I'd known about Melinda Gray I would have gone elsewhere, too. Spooky tale!

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Thank you Justin for a perfectly crafted very short horror story. A welcome distraction from the true horrors emerging from the Middle East.

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Good one. You lead the reader into fearing for the teens, whereas our thoughts centre on Melinda Gray, whom no one loved and no one cares for, still.

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So spooky! Love it πŸ–€

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Perfect story for this time of the year, Justin! Just great!

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EEWWWWEEEEKAAAAACCCKKBLAARGH..ICKY

My attempt at onomatopoeia for what that story just did to me. πŸ˜‚

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Enjoyed this.

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