haunted houses, suspense, serial killer, thriller, short stories

Haunted houses: chapter 2

New digs

As the morning heated up, an FBI team rolled in from Gulfport, with a mobile unit borrowed from Jackson. This bus, with its extensions, would serve as the temporary headquarters on the property. They extended the canvas, fastening the poles of the awning, creating an outer work space, setting up tables and chairs on the grass in the shade.

A second bus pulled in shortly after, with the coroner’s mobile unit following closely behind.

The helicopter arrived back on it’s second trip, with a lone woman hopping out and joining the FBI team. Her clothes and style didn’t quite seem to match that of the other team members, and Jennifer watched her fidgeting uncomfortably as she was brought up to speed.

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short stories, haunted houses, horror, terror, nightmares, suspense, serial killer, intrigue

Haunted houses: chapter 1

Jennifer pulled her midnight blue Acura into the diner, entering so quickly she failed to notice the name. But it was the first place she’d passed that had cars outside, a sign that perhaps the food was edible.

As she waited for the waitress to approach and serve her, she wondered if she had finally gone mad. What was she, a family lawyer from Chicago, doing down in Mississippi, somewhere off the Wolf River, looking for a haunted house?

She rested her head in her hands, hoping the coffee was fresh and strong. No hope of getting her double expresso here, but at least the coffee might be black as her soul.

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