A Haunted Halloween Tale

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Had he heard the creek of the door, then maybe he would’ve had time to prepare.

James finished the last movie of his Halloween marathon, an empty bowl still coated with butter from his popcorn beside him, the pillow he’d used during the last movie to cover his eyes nestled…


Fiction Friday

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James was running late for work. His dog followed his every step, from one side of his studio apartment to the other, as he got dressed. After slipping on his socks that were draped over the couch, and pushing his feet into his shoes by the door, he disappeared.

James…


Living together can sometimes be frightening

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When I got home from work she was sitting at her desk, staring into the screen. Perhaps she was crafting an email. The perfect response to something related to her recent project at work.

I placed my bag on the kitchen floor, trying to remain silent so as not to…


Diving even deeper into Kindle Vella with a romance short story collection

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“The Fantasy of Love” is an ongoing collection of short stories on Kindle Vella.

The first story in the collection is titled, “In Search of The Perfect Way to Say ‘I Love You’”. It follows a couple who is planning out their one year anniversary. They met on a roller-coaster…


Outside, the sunrise was beginning to peak over the trees. She walked out into the backyard and sat down on a wicker chair as she sipped from her mug

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Ben clocked out of work an hour after he’d usually be in bed. He sauntered from his home office over to the bedroom to find his wife already fast asleep. He couldn’t blame her. A project for work was launching in a week and Ben’s manager had emailed a list…


If it weren’t for the door being ajar, would he have stepped inside?

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If it weren’t for the door being ajar, would he have stepped inside?

If not for the canopy of flowers, would he have ducked to avoid getting his forehead wet?

If she hadn’t been crouched there he wouldn’t have bumped his head on hers as she rose to her feet.

Dan Leicht

Fiction writer. Coffee enthusiast. Writer of romance, mystery, and humor. Discover more at Patreon.com/danleicht and DanLeicht.com

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