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"This set of short stories from various writers had some true gems in it, and I'm looking forward to reading me by these contributors! Definitely worth the time." -Aurora L.
 
"Was a great fast read and I enjoyed it . Always a fan of horror and fiction. Keep it up will read more from these authors." -Reader
 
"I loved this book. If you like horror you will enjoy this book. Buy this and you will be glad you did!!" -Ed M.
 
"Well written, you cannot guess the endings. Authors leave you scared until the last word is read.The errors in spelling and grammar don't detract overall from the stories.These are well written scare the bejesus out of you tales!" -Reader
 
"You can always count on these great authors for a good and scary read! Not always a fan of short stories, this group never fails to please! And their individual novels Are all top-notch!" -Karrie
 
"These are some good stories and fun to read." -Greg P.
 
"Love HORROR!!!...Highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys horror." -Willee
 
"Boy, these are nice stories when you want creepy but only have a short time . Scarestreet has been so wonderful. I have followed most of their stories and have liked each one. I recommend them to all!" -Maureen
 
"So much fun to read, especially right before bed! Intense stories! My favorite was the scarecrow and the sin eater. Cannot wait to read more Mr. Ripley." -Georgia C.
 
"Loved these stories!! I look forward to reading more by these authors. Strongly recommend reading these short stories. I will be reading more by then." -Jane
 
"Easy reading and kept you entertained." -Deb C.
 
"Good collection of short stories. I love horror, sci-fi fiction and this book fits the bill. I highly recommend it." -Reader

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The scarecrow came a week later.  
 
By then, the days had begun merging together, each the same as the other, until I really couldn't tell when one had ended and the next began. At some point, I had to check the calendar just to make sure my mind wasn't playing tricks on me, that a day truly had ended. It was proof that the sleepless nights I was experiencing, cowering under the covers while my father stomped around the house, drunk and angry, were finally over. 
 
The old man had started a reign of terror in our household. There was no telling what would set him off anymore; the smallest things igniting a fire so furious, he would burst into a blinding rage and a barrage of beatings. He would wake me at odd hours just to satisfy his urges, shouting and slapping until I was huddled in a corner with my hands up in defense and tears streaming down my face. The rising and setting of the sun was not enough to let me know that I had survived another day.  
 
But, if I thought I had it bad, and back then I truly believed I did, then Alice had been living a nightmare. She had quickly been promoted to taking care of the things my mother had once been responsible for. However, without the threat of losing the farm, my father could voice his disapproval a lot more physically than he had before. Some nights, I could hear Alice crying in the room beside mine, and although I would want to go and comfort her, I never could find the courage to do it. Other nights, I would cower in my bed, shaking and sweating, as my father stomped passed the closed door to my room and barged into hers. She would scream of course, shrill at times, muffled at others, and I could clearly hear the slaps my father would administer to shut her up. Whatever he was doing in there, the few minutes of listening to my sister's screams and my father's grunts seemed like a lifetime, and to this day, they haunt my dreams. 
 
The scarecrow was the only thing that seemed to break the cycle. 
 
I didn't know where it had come from, or why my father had suddenly decided that we needed one, but it looked horrific. The first time I laid eyes upon it, strolling out the back door and onto the small yard between the house and the corn fields, it had stopped me cold and sent chills up and down my back. About fifty yards in the distance, crucified for eternity, it hung over the stalks of corn and stared right at me. 
 
I knew the notion was absurd, that there was no merit to how I felt the first time I saw that damn thing out in the fields. But those days, my emotions were in complete control over my mind, and no logical part of me ever considered speaking up and correcting the ludicrous imaginations of a teenage child. A pile of hay covered in my father's old clothes and my mother's Sunday hat. Still, I could swear those eyes were directed right at me, watching me, the smile drawn across its face with a black marker aimed in my direction.  
 
Come out into the fields, Garfield. Just a little closer so I can tell you the funniest thing you will ever hear. I have a few secrets to share, and I'm sure you're going to want to hear them. Want to know why Alice screams at night? Definitely not beatings, kiddo. 
 
I decided to stop venturing out into the back yard after that.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 26, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 92 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1539759105
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1539759102
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.21 x 9 inches
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