Hatch: A Young Adult Horror Short Story


Sometimes, secrets in the woods are best left uncovered...

Trembling slightly, I got down onto my knees in front of the hatch, tracing the crudely etched words which were damp with dew beneath the pads of my fingers.


The warning was clear—and the massive chain spoke volumes—but the question remained: was the hatch meant to keep people out?

Or was it meant to keep something in?

Sophie’s Journal

Prequel to The Carlswick Mysteries series 1939 – Europe is on the brink of war. Stephanie Cooper’s great-aunt, 18-year-old Sophie

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