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I'm a copywriter by day and a fiction writer by night. I also write about food, travel, music, film, and much more.

Chapter 13

As we approached, in the gloaming, the house, amid the smell of woodsmoke and earth and molding leaves, with the crispness of autumn in the air, my heart was flooded with memories of the thrill I had felt whenever I … Continue reading

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Chapter 12

I continued along the course I had taken daily in the spring with Catherine Bellefey. I was lost in thought for some time, strolling along the avenue of brilliant maples and oaks, shuffling through the splendorous profusion of red leaves … Continue reading

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Chapter 11

I walked northward with Edmund toward his house, which was situated opposite my favorite park. It was reassuring to have an old friend at my side, a friend whom I had cherished since we were quite young, a comrade who … Continue reading

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Chapter 10

On my way to and from the office and unceasingly throughout the day, I thought of Catherine Bellefey. I had been trying to take my mind from her since June, but my dream had roused not unfrequented memories of her … Continue reading

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Chapter 9

I woke from a dream of Catherine Bellefey. She had been standing in the doorway of her father’s house, her hand poised in farewell as it had been on my last visit, when she had told me, with tears in … Continue reading

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Chapter 8

Quickly I rose. I crossed the room. Beyond the window loomed nothing but swirling mist and sodden trees. I turned, confounded, instinctively and incomprehensibly convinced that the animals and I were alone. The room was still. The feeling of an … Continue reading

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Chapter 7

Not caring to disturb the comfort of the animals, I sat for an hour and smoked a pipe, listening to the creaks and groans of the house, devising explanations for their presence, admiring the artful curves of the lilies in … Continue reading

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Chapter 6

As I made my way, ever so cautiously, with the candelabra in my hand and the Admiral on my heels, down the stairs and into the front hall, I did not breathe. A chill draft, like the current I had … Continue reading

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Chapter 5

I mounted the stairs slowly, feeling the soft curve of the banister in my hand, listening to the creaking of the steps, taking in the illumination of the candlelight on the walls, and drinking in the shadows in the recesses … Continue reading

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Chapter 4

                If, when I became enamored of the house, I had considered its appearance of ruin, or if I had guessed at the strange events that would take place during my tenancy, I … Continue reading

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Chapter 3

My mind was nearly made up, but I would not be certain until I saw the house again. The voice had not said where to meet it, so I thought I would seek the owner of the house without the … Continue reading

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Chapter 2

I stopped walking and peered into the darkness ahead, searching for a human shape. There was no visible outline, figure, shadow, or form. Just the most intense, almost palpable darkness such as one faces only in nightmares. “You there!” the … Continue reading

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Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2012 by Erin Harris. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is … Continue reading

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