Chapter 14: The End?

I don’t think we were knocked out for very long and we all stirred around the same time. I took an inventory and determined that

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Chapter 13: The Surprise Guest

“Have you all lost your minds?” This was not happening. I was not standing my grandmother’s living room watching a purple fire burning. via GIPHY

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Chapter 12: Christmas Decorations Just Got Weird

I was tired. What the aunts were saying was just too weird. It had to be a farce or I had fallen asleep somewhere and

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Chapter 11: The Ritual of Decabra (Flashback)

“Howie.” Howard was sitting at his desk, immersed in one of his books. The Occult. Metaphysical research. Teleportation. All of these subjects fascinated him and

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Chapter 10: They’re Coming

“Yeah, that’s creepy,” I said as the aunts just stared at each other – occasionally shaking or nodding their heads carrying on their own silent

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Chapter 9: The Aunts (Flashback)

Howard’s death wasn’t exactly a shock. For the the last two weeks of his life, the entire faction felt his energy rapidly decline. No one

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Chapter 8: The Offense

“Geez Grandma, you startled me. You shouldn’t sneak up on people.” “And you shouldn’t be eavesdropping outside Martha’s door. They may open it and catch

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Chapter 7: Hushed Voices

Was it really the same box or was my sleep-deprived mind playing tricks on me? And if it was the same box, how could my

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Chapter 6: To Know

I completed the necessary paperwork, in triplicate, regarding Mr. Simon’s demise. All that needed to be done was the autopsy and final report by the

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Chapter 5: Shaped Like Candy Corn

It was just after 3 a.m. when I pulled into the driveway. Flashing lights reflected off the siding of this single family home. Howard Simon,

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