It Starts With The Tapping – Austin Malone

Our final story for the 2015 13 Stories ‘Til Halloween short story countdown to Halloween is up! “It starts with the tapping. Then the crawling. But I’m getting ahead of myself.”

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Earworm – Jolene Mottern

By the end of the week, Josie’s song was a running joke in her circle. She’d asked everyone if they heard it. No one had. She told them it was driving her crazy.

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The Patch – Joey Payne

Josh screamed for help for hours. His throat was raw and broken. His mother had told him to never walk through the kudzu patch and always go around. But the sun was blazing and the quickest way to his grandmother’s house was through the kudzu patch.

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Family Inventions – Jessica Nettles

Martin liked to walk. Momma would take him for long walks in the woods behind the house. She said they made him sweet. They would look at flowers and birds, and pick blackberries and scuppernongs every summer to make jelly. After Momma died, he continued to walk. He said he could feel her with him.

When Janny visited in July, Martin was different.

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