Horror Strange

From Scratch

By DC Phillips
Nov 5, 2018 · 1,676 words · 7 minutes


From the author: In this tale of terror that is guaranteed to transform your holiday cheer into holiday fear, a not-so-nice businessman discovers that a gift to die for has been delivered to his front porch. In this case, it truly is better to give than to receive...


423 sat at the end and to one side of Mulberry Lane’s cul de sac. A thick ring of plastic poinsettias encircled its hunter green mailbox (much to the frustration of the area mail carrier), and a heavily ornamented strand of garland snaked its way to the ground below. Icicle lights dripped from the home’s vinyl gutters, illuminating both the nativity scene and the fishing lawn jockey below. Aside from the fact that the front door stood slightly ajar, neighbors had no way of knowing - or even...

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