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Loren Eaton
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Xaninos

Post by Loren Eaton » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:03 pm

Two a.m., tinny screech over the baby monitor.

Jim fairly ran into Robbie's room. The three-year-old lay twined in sheets, snoring.

"Jim?" his wife's voice crackled over the speaker.

"Robbie's fine." Jim weaved into the living room, yawning. Then frowned.

A chill curled around his ankles, front jalousie windows cracked an inch. Outside, sprinklers chattered, and beyond the security lights' cast, a pair of hunched shadows slid, one seemingly dragging the other.

In his son's room again, Jim knelt, saw damp dirt in the whorls of a heel.

The boy sat up, squinting. "Daddy? What's wrong?"

Jim had no answer.
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Re: Xaninos

Post by PB&Jellyphish320 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:27 pm

Well, this is chilling. However, I'm not quite sure what the heck is going on here.
~ What's that in the mirror, or the corner of your eyes. What's those footsteps following but never passing by . . .

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Re: Xaninos

Post by Loren Eaton » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:53 pm

Thanks! A xaninos is a variation on the old changeling myth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xana
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Re: Xaninos

Post by Horrorshow » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:27 pm

Disturbing stuff, Loren. Kudos.

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Re: Xaninos

Post by Loren Eaton » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:17 pm

Thank you!
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