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The Companion

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A seven-year-old boy finds a doppelganger of him while playing in his backyard, and he does the worst he could've done; he brings him home. Reading time: 19 minutes. The Companion Chapter One — The Changed Plan I had been watching him for a few days now. He was seven. Only child. I had learnt his routine. Six hours in the school, rest in the house, secure and out of reach. The only time he would come out was just a little before sunset to play in his backyard. I watched him play all by himself, alone. I pitied him. He had no one to play with, but that was ideal for me. This was the perfect time to strike. So I made a plan. The next evening, when he was playing in the backyard, throwing around a big ball, I approached him from the bushes. He heard me and got alerted. He was looking in the bushes, and then without any prompt, he threw the ball at me. I caught it. He knew that whoever was in the bushes wasn't an animal. He knew that whoever was in there had hands. He took a f

Don't Let Her See My Face

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A woman is trapped in a dark, unknown, and a strange place haunted by her thoughts and the memories of her past until a stranger arrives to help. Reading time: 28 minutes. Alternatively, you can listen to the the narration in Dr Creepen's voice. Don’t Let Her See My Face Chapter One - Lost 'W hy is it so dark in here?' she thought. 'Why is it so,' she looked around, 'quiet and deserted?' She was walking down a street that looked familiar. There wasn't anyone else and there was not a single source of light but everything was still visible. 'Where is this light coming from?' she wondered. Everything was glowing with an ambience that it was difficult to locate the source of light. It looked like that time of the evening when there is no sun in the sky but everything still glows with the light reflecting off of the red sky except—the sky was dark, pitch black, no stars either. She had no idea where she was or—who she was. She walked further on

The Creator and the Creation

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Bela decides to repair the broken time machine that she found in her basement to go meet her father who went missing years ago. Reading time: 21.515 minutes. T ime is mysterious. It both creates and destroys things. Sometimes I feel that time is the real god. Time has created this universe, time governs it and, time will end it. Other times, I just wonder what created time? Who or what can be so powerful, can have the authority and wisdom to create such mysteriously beautiful thing. Sometimes I just wonder… Chapter One The Mysterious Disappearance of My Father My father went missing right before I was born. Nobody could ever find him. I don’t have any memory of the time, how could I? But I heard a lot of things while growing up. My neighbours would talk for years. They said he ran on my mother. A friend of my mother’s helped her until I was one year old. I vaguely remember her. Kids in my school taunted me for my entire school life. Bullies just teased me while beating

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