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The Seven Garages of Kevin Simpson

By Alan Baxter
3,653 words · 14-minute reading time


From the author: A podcast original at Pseudopod back in 2011, here's the full text of the story. A horror yarn about the things we're left, the legacies of the past, and possible futures we may not have chosen for ourselves.


The Seven Garages of Kevin Simpson

Originally published as a podcast at Pseudopod. Find the podcast here. Subsequently reprinted in the anthology Dark Places 2 from Gryphonwood Press, available from Smashwords.

The Seven Garages Of Kevin Simpson
by Alan Baxter

‘Seven garages?’

‘Yes, Mrs Baker. Your father’s will identifies each one and dictates that they have all been left to you, along with the family home.’

Claire sat stunned for several seconds, staring across the solicitor’s desk. ‘Seven garages?’

‘Yes, ma’am.’ The solicitor was smiling. ‘Mostly on industrial estates, commercial lock-up garages, in suburbs around northern and western Sydney, though there is one on a farm property just outside Burrawang on the Southern Highlands and one in North Bondi.’

Claire looked at Ben. Her husband shrugged. ‘You don’t think this is weird?’ Claire asked him.

‘Sure, it’s weird. But not really any weirder than anything else your old man ever did.’

Claire scowled. ‘Come on! I know dad was a...

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