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Hell Awaits

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Creepypasta: A Literary Reading of Web Horror. Please enjoy.   “Connie, will you shut your trap, I’m tired of this nonsense already” Bill said as he threw back a half opened brewski, with holes punched in the Tin can. Connie ignored her bothersome […]

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Pan

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Creepypasta: A Literary Reading of Web Horror. Please enjoy.   If you’re ever at a garage sale and you see a Tinker Bell doll for sale, never, ever buy it. My cousin knows this girl, Lizzie. When Lizzie was seven, she was at […]

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Rolph

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Creepypasta: A Literary Reading of Web Horror. Please enjoy. There once was a family: a mother, a father, a daughter, and a son. One day, when the son was three and the daughter was eight, the father abruptly left to pursue his fortune […]

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The Weeping Man

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Creepypasta: A Literary Reading of Web Horror. Please enjoy.   This story was originally found on a message board about the paranormal. “The Weeping Man – DO NOT READ” I think everyone is familiar with the weeping man story, but just in case […]

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Nanny Dreadful

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Creepypasta: A Literary Reading of Web Horror. Please enjoy. I checked every room, but I couldn’t find mommy or daddy anywhere. The house was empty and I didn’t know what to do. I grew worried and started crying for my parents, until a […]

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DIRTY GREAT MONSTER

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Creepypasta: A Literary Reading of Web Horror. Please enjoy. ASKREDDIT: What’s the creepiest thing to have happened to you? throwitoutbitch   Ok. Throw away account here. Even though it’s almost 3 decades later, I still don’t like to talk about it. I was […]

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Pox

The stink of sickness emanating from the man made Pedro retch. “It’s the pox,” Juan whispered. “I can see that,” Pedro said. Back in Spain a wave of smallpox swept through Pedro’s boyhood village. It left his brother covered in a flurry of scars. It left his sister dead. And it left Pedro untouched. He’d […]

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One Last Blast

The cowboy throws down his rucksack and winces as he pulls off his boots. It’s been a long time since he’s needed to do either one of those things when arriving in a strange place. If only time could destroy modern civilization, instead of just his health. “So everything worked out with the fake papers […]

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New Job

“You,” a voice called to me, “you ever been on a trail drive before?” I whirred around to see who it was addressing me. A big dusty fellow advanced upon me, slapping the dirt from his thighs. He came up to the bar and stood beside me. “Me?” “Yeah, ever been on one? We could […]

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Even the Taliban

Our Pashtun interpreter asked me to repeat the question. When he translated it for the village elders, they asked him to repeat it as well. The guys in my unit watched me, to see if I was joshing the locals. “Chief,” the lieutenant said—if you’re a Navajo Indian everyone calls you Chief—“why did you ask […]

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