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Killer vs Killer

A serial killer breaks into a house. Then begins the chase of cat and mouse, the game of a predator and the prey. Reading time: 12 minutes. Killer vs Killer Chapter One - The Chances T here was something eerie about that evening. The wind was witnessing the gloom that covered the city. The street lights were trying to light up every dark corner. They were afraid if they failed, something sinister might develop. A stray dog was lurking in the street, looking for something to eat. It stopped to smell a piece of garbage beside the pedestrian path. It was trying to decide if it was edible just when its eyes lit, and its head jerked up in response to the sudden movement. I turned on the light of the living room and looked outside the window at the stray dog, who stared at me for a second and then went along to do whatever it was doing. I looked across the street and the hazy sky. It was so calm that one would not have suspected a thing before stepping out of the house. I looked around at

Why I Prefer the Dark (rewritten)

A boy recalls his story of how he got his mind-reading abilities and his relation with the darkness. Reading time: 60 minutes. Now also available on Wattpad. Why I Prefer the Dark . Chapter One - The Mind Reader I t was dark. Peaceful and comfortable. I liked it there but it hadn't always been the same. As a kid, I was too scared of the dark. Never slept with lights off because I was afraid that an arm with sharp long fingers would stretch out from any of those ghastly shadows or those dense, tenebrous corners and drag me into their endless world of fear and trauma. I was always concerned not to drink anything before I went to bed so I would not have to wake up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And yet it did not do any good. On many of those silent nights, I woke up thirsty but the kitchen was much closer than the bathroom from my bedroom so it went a little too good until I turned ten. That year when the summer holidays were just about to start, my mothe

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