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Nice job! I like spiders. Especially radioactive ones. They help me climb walls and do all sorts of neat stuff.
By: Al Penwasser on October 30, 2015
Are you related to Stephen King? Quoting Mr. King... "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win." Congratulations on your honourable mention... just goes to show just how multi-talented you are.
By: Daniel LaFrance on October 30, 2015
eeeeeeeeeeeeekkkk! This is a very scary story! I can imagine how even more scary if made into a short movie.....yikes.
By: Kathe W. on October 30, 2015
No sleep for me tonight!
By: the broad on October 30, 2015
Thanks for the spider warning. Not terrified, but I do lose sleep. So I will simply congratulate you on what I'm sure is an excellent story,
By: Mitchell is Moving on October 30, 2015
Wow! Fantastic literature. Congrats on the recognition.
By: Scott Park on October 30, 2015
Oh, that's good. Scary good. As a child, I frequently had nightmares about bugs crawling on me. When I grew up, I realized that my itchy eczema gave me the nightmares. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on October 30, 2015
mind spooky. i like it.
By: TexWisGirl on October 30, 2015
While i'm an arachnophile, i can see how this would be utterly terrifying.
By: messymimi on October 30, 2015
Now that was Twilight Zone worthy!! Excellent story.
By: Bouncin Barb on October 30, 2015
Wow - a good treatment of childhood trauma. Were the spiders in her mind, or a response to abuse? We'll never know....
By: The Bug on October 30, 2015
This is a great story! Congratulations on the honorable mention in the contest. This is really odd...last night I had a dream about moving into a new house and as we moved in, I found a really large, unusual-looking spider. It threatened to attack me, but then was eaten by a rattlesnake (with the rattlesnake being in that same house...ugh). And here is your story...
By: Pixel Peeper on October 30, 2015
Nice story... the things our siblings do to us! My brother hit me with a bush of sumac that my mother said was poisonous (I was an adult before I realized that poisonous sumac didn't grow in sandy soil) and was afraid of the plant for a long time...
By: Sage on October 30, 2015
Very creepy but a great story. Tonight I'm keeping a can of Raid by the bed--just in case.
By: Marcia @ Menopausal Mother on October 30, 2015
A well-deserved honorable mention, Stephen. A great, spooky story and I might be sleeping with one eye open tonight as we have a crawl space full of spiders. I was a military brat too so I can relate to all those moves that seemed to come at the worst of times. Happy Halloween.
By: Mr. Shife on October 30, 2015
Awesome! I love the fact you didn't go for just the easy scare but dug deep into psychological territory. Very clever the way you alluded to the brother being a serial killer. I really enjoyed it! Thanks for the Halloween scare! :)
By: Lexa Cain on October 30, 2015
A riveting creep out and a great tale. Spooky time well served with that.
By: Tom Cochrun on October 30, 2015
Congrats on your award! That was creepy.
By: Val on October 31, 2015
This one gave me the heeby-Jeebies.
By: Rick on October 31, 2015
Congrats...an artist and a writer. I hate spiders, but I do try to avoid killing them, because they do a good job.
By: Tabor on October 31, 2015
Well done, especially as fear of spiders is so common...they are creepy. I do sence a trace of reality as I know you did not get along well with you brother...a pity. My older brother was not always nice to me, but no matter what I always knew and know that if push comes to shove we have each others back.
By: cranky on October 31, 2015
I was fine with spiders...until I read this. Now, I'm scared. It's that well written. Happy Halloween weekend, Stephen.
By: Robyn Engel on October 31, 2015
Spooky. Great job.
By: Beckie on November 1, 2015
The world wide web will never be the same for me now! Great tale! Congrads on the mention!
By: John on November 3, 2015
Congrats on the well deserved recognition for fine writing, Stephen! :)
By: Michael Manning on November 11, 2015
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