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The Hunt

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A farmer and his family are preparing to go to sleep on a peaceful night when they are attacked by someone or something. Reading time: 12 minutes. The Hunt 1 T he bright full moon shone on the village. It was a not-so-cold night of February. I had just finished my dinner and was singing my kids a lullaby. Their mother, my wife sat on the opposite end of the bed running her hands across my kids’ foreheads, smiling. “...and all the tune that he could play Was ‘over the hills and far away” My cattle rested in the shed with my dog there to protect them. They felt safe together. There was little to no wind swaying across my fields of maize surrounding my farm. It was a quiet night so my kids fell asleep rather quickly. I slowly faded down my voice to mere whispering and eventually stopped singing.  “...over the hills and a great way off, The wind shall blow my top-knot off.” My kids were fast asleep. I too ran my hand through their hair, kissed on their foreheads, trying not to wake them up

The Krovosos Family

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Arjun tries to solve the mystery of bloodless bodies which everyone at first thought was the work of vampires but turns out to be something else. Reading time 20 minutes 49 seconds. Attention to all science fiction lovers! Make sure to check out the website of a regular reader of XTales.net, Daniel Chesler. He has written a novel and a novela. They are both available on amazon. Website: https://danielchesler.com/ "Science fiction and urban fantasy with a dash of romance." Previously- Bloodsuckers – A college senior suspects that vampires are behind the recent disappearances but his roommate is too busy with his girlfriend to pay attention so he decides to solve the mystery by himself. & Cottage Number 13 – Two young YouTubers go on a life-changing adventure to a haunted cottage in a forest. Chapter One Not a Vampire I t was a serene night. Calm, peaceful and lonely. It was a beautiful night to go out. There was no traffic or pollution. No honking of the loud horns, no s

Keepers of the Knowledge

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A strange tale of an alien, a time travelling woman and a man with a library of hidden knowledge, the tale of their adventure through a desert when they are chased by a mysterious phantom. Reading time: 15 minutes 25 seconds. Previously - An Evoking from the Stars – An alien lands in ancient Egypt and walks across the middle east following a signal, looking for someone. & The Creator and the Creation – Bela decides to fix the time machine that she found in her basement to go meet her father who went missing before she was born. Chapter One T he dry and hot desert was unwelcoming. The scorching heat was like hell-fire. The sun may as well have sucked the life out of any inhabitants right way instead of drying them up bit by bit. The hot winds were no comfort either. Every gust was like a slap to the face. Every shrug was a decree of death to the ears. The hot sand covered the land that one could see from their feet to the horizon. There was not a single tree in sight, a petty littl

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