Reader Submission: The Presence


“Here is a true experience I’d like to share with you. This happened when I was 17 years old.

My family and I moved to a very old rental home. The first six months were okay, but as the days passed, strange things started happening. My mother always used to say that she saw someone moving around the house.

Once, a very horrifying thing happened to me. I remember that my brother-in-law came for dinner one night. We used to have a maid that stayed with us. We were all having dinner at the table, and our maid was having dinner sitting on the floor. We all saw her having dinner on the floor. Suddenly, the maid was standing near our main door. We all got frightened as one girl cannot be at the two places at the same time. After a minute, she disappeared from the main door. My father said that maybe it was our imaginations.

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Reader Submission: The Presence


“I already sent a story last year (The Christmas Candle), but something happened to my husband’s family that I had to share. All of this happened in Guatemala.

Last November 2013, I can’t remember exactly the date, my husband’s grandfather passed away. First, I have to say that his father’s side of the family wasn’t, and has not been, easy to deal with. Short story? My husband’s dad had a difficult life and for a long time he stopped talking to his parents. That is, until his father passed away. Anyway, he (my husband’s dad) had a tough time afterwards, regretting a lot of things he didn’t do for his father.

That’s where things got…scary.

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