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Charlie and Jack

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"Sure is quiet," Charlie said.
They stopped and listened. It was quiet. Not an insect buzzed, not a bird chirped, not even a leaf rustled. Never has such a peaceful and serene moment ever been so absolutely filled with terror. The boys were taking tiny steps while leaning onto each other. Both were expecting the unexpected.
"What is there to be scared of," Jack asked.
"I don't know but I sure am scared of it," Charlie replied.
Still they went on.
After what seemed liked the rest of eternity but was really only like three minutes and nineteen seconds....nothing happened.

4 comments add one below

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    Josh Peters over 5 years ago

    Interesting. I nearly skipped by this one due to the misspelled "quiet" in the first sentence.

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    Rodindeadpan over 5 years ago

    You are quite right. Thank You Josh.

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    Horrorshow over 5 years ago

    I laughed at the end. Hitchcock would have been proud of the sense of suspense you imbued in this one, Rodindeadpan!

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    Bryan Thomas over 5 years ago

    Loved that ending!

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