Dead Ringer (by Inca ‘aka Tye’)

Summary:  What is the sinister secret of the mysterious house on the cliff?  Adam and Joe are about to find out – the hard way.

WC: 16,570  Rating: T

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Red Night (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  A year late but here is the 2017 Once Upon a Midnight Dreary challenge to write a Gothic story in the style of Poe.  This is my entry for the 2018 Better Late Than Never challenge.  There’s murder and mayhem in Virginia City and the limited evidence points toward an unlikely suspect.  The gruesome deeds occur off scene for it is the aftermath that matters most.

rating = T. word count = 7497

Red Night Series, links for all the stories of this series included.

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Poem: “Tirza’s Lament” (by JoaniePaiute)

Summary:  My response to the “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary” challenge of January 2017: a poem written in the Gothic style.  I’m not sure Poe would approve of my attempt, but Tirza has always fascinated me, and she insisted on being part of this writing challenge.

Rating: K   Word Count: 248

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