Have you ever wished you could find an old house with an attic full of treasures?

But I could not wait until sunrise, I could not sleep. I dressed, went out to the garage and produced and iron crow that I used to pull the boards from the floor on my quarters. With each creaking plank, I could hear whispers coming from below. I pulled enough to crawl through into the dark underneath with an electric lantern. The smell was of damp earth, and rot. I crawled on my hands and knees under the bedroom to the far side of the room where I could see a rise a few feet in front of me.  I made my way to it and peered over the edge.  The rise that turned out to be dirt piled along the edge of a cavity the size of the living room above it. As I cleared the rim I saw in all the horrific detail the mummified bodies of all those murdered souls long dead who occupied my dreams and the newly killed body of my beloved wife with the knife still firmly wedged between her ribs.

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  • Sharona on Jan 17, 2009

    Some times men become absessed with there play things, only to loose the play thing that is the most important in their life. Good story!

  • C Jordan on Jan 17, 2009

    A very good read.

  • Westbrook on Jan 17, 2009

    Wow! Great story. It kept me reading each word. I hope that was just a bizarre imagination.

  • Michele Cameron Drew on Jan 17, 2009

    Great work, DM! I believe that this is the best of yours that I have read. I would love to feature this on the Spectrum. If that’s ok with you.


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  • Bick Parker on Jan 18, 2009

    Nice work, great read.

  • Louie Jerome on Jan 19, 2009

    Good read!

  • spiritwalker on Jan 23, 2009

    I love this! You are a very good writer and I am sorry It has taken me so long to read some of your work. I admire your gift. I have a desire to write but it always falls so short in my opinion of others. But, it is my desire and so I shall continue. Please continue this beautiful style of writing filling the pages with your heart and soul.l

  • LoveDoctor on Nov 13, 2009

    Great story. Well-done.

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