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Rowan Muir

-Born and raised in the state of Montana. -Majoring in German Studies with a Minor in English Writing at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. -Currently spending a semester studying abroad in Lancaster, UK. -Wishes to continue onto graduate studies in Linguistics at University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. -Would settle for living and working around a stable supply of coffee.

Story: My, Darkness, Are You Lonely?


Anne (Valerie)

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I'm glad I don't believe in ghosts. Okay, I do believe in ghosts. I do believe in ghosts. I prefer Casper. Scary stuff.

Lisa Rose

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Very very good. Great descriptive writing. I was in the maze cold and scared. The ending was especially good. If you have the time please read my story 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.


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Scary just in time for Halloween. Very descriptive ,makes it come to life as you read I could almost hear the rustling of the trees. Author should consider this as a career. A must read.

Katherine Lee

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I love this story so incredibly much. It has this haunting feel throughout, but never leaves the realm of possibility. There are, of course, fantasy images throughout, but it is grounded in a a place and a time and that helps keep it creepy because of the underlying possible reality of it. Very well done. I'm glad you put this out here. *As a warning to potential readers, the review below mine contains some mild spoliers.*


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Great ghost story. It's got a late 1800's early 1900's Britain feel. I really like the two children's defining character flaws leading them into the trap. Almost a more modern Grimm's faerie tale appeal, very neat. One question I'm dying to know though, what's the joke?

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