Tell Me Your Story!

“Good night,” he gently said. I let out a terrible scream that echoed through the house. “I’m sorry! I didn’t mean to scare you!” “Oh, it’s not you.” I assured him. “It’s this story I’m reading… Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum.” I certainly was making a great impression on my boyfriend’s father… scaring us both with my reaction. Alone in the guest room bed, the covers pulled up to my chin, balancing the book on my knees, I was reliving the perils of the protagonist in this spooky tale. I hadn’t noticed the door opening and thought the voice had leaped off the page. Thank goodness we both calmed down enough to get a good night’s sleep. I have kept that book to this day as a memory

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