Archive for April 18th, 2012

Apr 18 2012

TRAP

TRAP Voices shouted:  “Hands up!” “Drop your guns!” “Drop them!”        Didn’t they realize he couldn’t? He stood. Waving his outstretched arms, desperately trying to signal before their shots whirled and dropped him. Drawing closer, they noticed his mouth clear-taped shut and guns duct-taped to his hands. Then shots rang out and they too fell. [...]

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Apr 18 2012

HAUNTED HOUSE

HAUNTED HOUSE Her parents claimed it was her imagination: Evenings, she’d scream, hearing ghostly whispers or feeling dead fingers stroke her neck. Even after her family moved away, the ghosts’ breath, tangled Indian smoke signals in her memory. A half-century later, she’d return with her son to discover her childhood’s blue handprints, waiting, behind the [...]

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