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13 Maple Lane

March 29, 2009
By Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
83 articles 0 photos 435 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

The wind blows down Maple Lane, stirring up little tornadoes of crisp fallen leaves. Twilight settles down over the landscape, sucking the color out of everything, making the rows of perfectly maintained houses and manicured lawns look like an old black and white movie, every property seemingly identical. Except for one thing.

In the driveway of 13 Maple Lane sits a tricycle, it’s handlebars loose and turning back and forth in the crisp October wind, squeaking in the silence. It seems to have always been there, left behind by some careless child. The windows of 13 Maple Lane are boarded up, the ivy slowly overtaking the crumbly old walls, the sagging roof beginning to form holes in the soggy shingles and the lawn a hopeless tangle of weeds.

Some say, on a day like today, when everything is gray and the wind is blowing, you can hear laughter, long after everyone has gone inside and locked their doors…coming from 13 Maple Lane.

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This article has 12 comments.

on Jul. 29 2010 at 3:23 pm
Awesome! Only if I would have though about this! Great you should write a full story. I liked the way you ended it. It was very mysterious!

Shelly-T GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2010 at 11:31 am
Shelly-T GOLD, Romeoville, Illinois
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Great job--keep writing!!

LastChapter said...
on Jul. 15 2010 at 2:14 pm
LastChapter, Hempstead, New York
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Favorite Quote:
(couldn't think of anything better at the time) "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."-Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

I don't know why this stands out to me, because it isn't very long, nor does it go in depth about anything. But it was chilling and dark in a way that I want to read on, yet at the same time, I want it to keep it's mystery. 

on Apr. 10 2010 at 8:42 pm
writergirl13 GOLD, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
11 articles 8 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce

OOOOH! Chiiillllssss!! :) This is amazing!

on Dec. 9 2009 at 6:40 pm
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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That is beautiful. It could be a full horror movie and be number one on the charts in a matter of minutes. I mean, it's great. Love your work, Zero!

on Dec. 6 2009 at 5:45 pm
thesilverrose BRONZE, Richardson, Texas
1 article 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." -Benjamin Franklin

O... my... word! This is incredible. I'm gonna go read the extended version now. ( :

on Oct. 31 2009 at 2:57 pm
jaquetem BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
2 articles 4 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get up and Raise your Voice!

how'd you learn to write like this????????

on Sep. 29 2009 at 10:30 pm
Lia Newman SILVER, Lake Oswego, Oregon
8 articles 0 photos 19 comments
alright. so you have a great beginning and details but you really need to elaborate on the ending. Yes, okay, there's a laugh but make it more suspenceful and creepy. This could COULD turn into a great story, but right now it's just not there yet

Joanna said...
on Sep. 25 2009 at 2:55 pm
Joanna, St. Catharines, Other
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I don't know, I like it just the length it is. It leaves so many unanswered questions but it's not annoying like it can be in other stories. Sometimes, I find, that the least amount can have the most impact.


on Sep. 5 2009 at 6:49 am
ZebraWithoutStripes ELITE, Blue Springs, Missouri
102 articles 8 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
To make a difference in the world, you have to be different from the world.

nice. a good beginning, you should finish it.

on Aug. 6 2009 at 10:27 pm
Electricity PLATINUM, Bradenton, Florida
30 articles 0 photos 271 comments
you should write a full ghost story. So cryptic your writing, and that's why i love it!

Nyx_X SILVER said...
on Apr. 19 2009 at 12:19 pm
Nyx_X SILVER, Moosic, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 14 comments
Erie. I love it.