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AN ATTENDED DEATH

Fifteen Tales of Horror and Suspense

Open House
 Inspired by  Actual Events
 

The call came in at about 2 A.M and it was our turn to go.  Outside, the storm raged, its electrical surges tripping alarms all over town.  Investigation was an act of futility. Mother Nature was the only intruder but we had to go, just in case, protect and serve and all that jazz.

OPEN HOUSE Anthony James Mazza Narration by Steven Osarczuk
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Confession

Bless me Father for I have sinned

 

"And when you are alone with your thoughts, I want

you to consider Revelations 3:15,16 from the Holy

Scriptures which says ‘I know thy works, that thou be neither cold nor hot, so then because thou art lukewarm I will spue thee out of my mouth."

 

CONFESSIONAuthor Anthony James Mazza Narration by Steven Osarczuk
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Therapist of the Wind

The wind whisked into my office, unannounced, whooping its’ wordless pain as it blew open my door.

“I am utterly transparent,” it moaned on my couch, “it’s rare that anyone knows I’m even around.” 

It spun in place, sucking dust to form its clothes, and exploded upwards in swelling indignation. 

 

THERAPIST OF THE WINDAuthor Anthony James Mazza Narration by Steven Osarczuk
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Long Distance

My first thought when the phone rang at 11:30 pm was that something must be wrong.

 

            “Hello?”  I said.

            “Hello,” a voice answered but it was my voice in the                            receiver.  “It’s me.”

 

LONG DISTANCEAuthor Anthony James Mazza Narration by Steven Osarczuk
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Nirvana

The darkness has shown him a singleness of purpose; a purity of each moment, and seeing this, he believes the evidence has been around him, his entire life.  All beautiful things: art, music, sculpture, literature, and everything creative; come from one place.

Pain.

This track was recently remastered with music and effects in 2022

Nirvana 2022 remasteredAuthor Anthony James Mazza Narration by Steven Osarczuk
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Mortal Digs

There is a man in my wall.

I was sitting at my desk which I keep in the living room because I work all the time.  I face the windowed wall with the stairs to my back and type away at my edits and punctuation and I am often so lost inside that world that I hear nothing at all.

But I heard the man inside my wall.

MORTAL DIGSAuthor Anthony James Mazza Narration by Steven Osarczuk
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Summer's End

His gaze was drawn to the shoreline outside the cabin and the makeshift boat dock just beyond. There in the morning fog was something he had not seen in all his years of coming here. A dark and rounded hump rested just off shore.  Its’ details were smudged with atmosphere but it looked mechanical.   

SUMMER'S ENDAuthor Anthony James Mazza Narration by Steven Osarczuk
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Chewed

Bill has not left his closet in two weeks.  He relieves himself in glass pitchers and plastic cups he has on the edges of the carpet floor.  The odor is abysmal, but he no longer smells it.

Empty bags, cereal boxes and assorted cans litter the floor.  His food is gone but the idea of leaving his safe place terrifies him.  When his stomach pangs get too insistent, he eats the tongues from his shoes.

 

CHEWEDAuthor Anthony James Mazza Narration by Steven Osarczuk
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The Perfect Grout Line

At home, Manny stands beneath the fluorescents of his garage; looking, seeing.  Trowels and sponges litter the top of his work table.  His eyes dart to its’ lower shelf, lingering on the ceramic pots, plant stakes and his dead wife’s gardening gloves. 

 

THE PERFECT GROUT LINEAuthor Anthony James Mazza Narration by Steven Osarczuk
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A Bad End
And that's when he heard the screaming tires trying at the last minute to be anywhere else.  A sedan bore down on them and Gary saw its' driver clearly. He was middle-aged and wearing a priest’s collar and his expression was so frozen that for a moment, Gary thought he had died behind the wheel.  Sharon screamed and Gary heard the crushing of impact. And then the car was, somehow, skidding past.  The priest flipped him off and leaned hard on the horn.  Then he was gone.
A BAD ENDAuthor Anthony James Mazza Narration by Steven Osarczuk
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There is so much more to come

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