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Carl V. said in January 5th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Wow, that was creepy. This is the kind of story I would have absolutely loved as a kid as it would have been just the right amount of terrifying to be fun. Heck, it was just the right amount of terrifying to read as an adult! There were a couple of clunky sentences here or there but overall the story was great. Certainly had my heart beating fast as I read it.

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Carl V. said in January 5th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Rusty, I read this aloud to my wife and daughter tonight and they found it deliciously creepy.

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Rusty said in January 6th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Ha!

“Deliciously creepy” describes this story perfectly!

How did your daughter like it? I’ve been thinking of having my 9 year old son read it – I’ll bet he would enjoy it… as long as he doesn’t get any strange ideas about his dad!

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Carl V. said in January 6th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

She enjoyed it quite a lot. She is 16, so even though she really did find it creepy I didn’t have to worry about her having nightmares about the old man when she went to sleep that night. I’d be really interested in a boy’s reaction to the story. I would have loved it at that age.