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*** The Vision was shortlisted for the Watty India Awards 2019 under the horror/paranormal category.***This is a supernatural adventure story of Abhay along with his childhood friend Vipul. Abhay has some visions which were earlier ignored as nightmares but it turned out to be something else. Join Abhay and his friend Vipul along with Officer Madhav as they solve the most twisted cases in the town.Cover Picture designed by- @InfamousPaint This is a work of Fiction. The story and the characters are an integral property of Biswajit Patnaik and all copyright reserved. Please do not copy or reproduce the story in any form. If you are reading this story on any platform other than Wattpad you are very likely to be at risk of a malware attack. If you wish to read this story in its original, safe, form, please go to Thank you.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.Author: Robert Louis StevensonPublisher: Longmans, Green and Co.Year: 1886------------I do not own and did not write this story. It is a copy of Original Book that I have uploded to help spread the book to wider audiences. Hope you enjoy.

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The Physicist's Party (An Erik Midgard Case Files Short Story)

Why are no time travellers permitted to visit Cambridge University on the 28th of June 2009?Detective Erik Midgard and his partner Mirabi Arjuna are about to find out...#2 in Mystery.

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A short story that I can't say too much about, without giving the game away. It was inspired by an allegedly true Reddit post, and heavily influenced by the work of Shirley Jackson, Robin Hardy, and Stephen King.

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The Clue of the Dancing Robber

A classic 1940's style mystery... "Secretary Murders Widowed Mistress in Adelaide Love Nest!" Vivian Sherlock glanced from the screaming headline on her daily newspaper to the pale young man sitting on the other side of her desk. "Nigel is innocent!" insisted the young man.

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Paper Ghosts

When counterfeiter Steve Stricker leaves prison he discovers that his former partner-in-crime was murdered on the same day he was arrested by the Secret Service. His attempts to bring the killer to justice exposes a family torn apart by incest and political corruption. Steve shares what he knows with the Secret Service agent who arrested him, but can he be trusted?

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Quid Pro Quo

Satchmo Turner is a failed private detective from the rusting heart of the Black Country who is reeling from the loss of his sister and fiancee. He's going nowhere at work, and treading water in life, until he picks up a simple missing person case and stumbles into something much bigger. Satchmo soon finds himself in over his head and embroiled a hunt for ancient treasure, unrequited love, violence and murder in a quiet English village stocked with a cast of characters he could never have imagined.Praise for Quid Pro Quo from Wattpadders:"Damn you for writing such a good book. I'm dead serious when I say you should look to get it published.""Overall, I think it's a great book and something I'd expect to see on a shelf in a bookstore somewhere.""I read another chapter and devoured the whole damn thing over an afternoon.""All-in-all the book was thoroughly enjoyable and very professionally written. Definitely better than almost everything else that I have encountered on Wattpad... it was a compelling read.""Your style of storytelling is lovely to read. I'm trying desperately to convince my husband to sign up to Wattpad so he can read it too."

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The Untold Stories - Season 1

Sophie McDonald, an ordinary girl in an ordinary world discovers the inner truths after a death of a resident in her town. Wizards and Witches. Betrayal. Untold Truth. There's a reason why this story is never to be told. Who will survive the brutal events that take place?

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Born with glowing green eyes. Destined for rotten luck. Peasant girl Meya Hild is offered the chance of a lifetime to become a Lady---at swordpoint. By mercenaries. Engaged to a dying nobleman. Poisoned with one month to live. Tasked to loot a castle. In a kingdom running out of resources.Little did Meya know that this shenanigan would lead her across land and over seas, from a mountain made of sapphire to an island shrouded in silver spiral clouds, with masquerades, heists, kidnappings, assassinations, shipwrecks, alchemy, reading lessons, romance, and an unexpected "bump" along the way.Let the misery begin. 🐉🎯 PROGRESS: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑🌑 .....75%Bingers beware! This story is still ONGOING.🎨 Cover: Aximetrik (IG: @aximetrik__ )🔖Content Guidelines:Mild language and sexual content. Yet, most chapters should be safe for work/school.Intimate scenes will be marked with ❣️⭐ DOs & DON'Ts ⭐💖DO: Add LUMINOUS to your library & follow me so you don't miss any updates!💖DO: Comment away! I love answering them.💖DO: If you enjoyed Meya's adventure, spread the word!🚫DON'T: SKIP THE PROLOGUE! You have been warned by the dragons that be that you will regret it!Why don't I just rename it "Chapter 1"? BECAUSE PROLOGUE SOUNDS COOLER!🚫DON'T: Plug, spam or troll.Posting anything unrelated or toxic will lead to an instant mute.Copyright© 2020 Anchisa Utjapimuk (jeidafei)All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission from the author.

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A Brilliant Plan

Just a regular job....Get in, crack the safe, fetch the diamonds. That's what hobby cat burglar and acclaimed jewelry maker Calendar Moonstone has aimed for. Instead she finds a dead body, meets a handsome Detective, has a nosey insurance investigator on her tracks and manages a complicated boyfriend situation. And must solve a century old jewelry mystery!

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The Invisible Universe

What lies beyond the senses? What secrets have been hidden from you due to your physical limitations? Is the universe as empty as it seems? Are we alone?Dr Thomas Clark has just made a discovery that will answer all of those questions...Hope you enjoy this collection of Sci-Fi short stories starting with "The Invisible Universe" I would love to hear from you."Traction"The deafening sound of roaring engines. The smell of burning rubber. The rush of the wind, pushing against you at every turn... You don't get these on The Moon, but you do get 400kmh. Racing on The Moon, what could be better?"Alpha Division" In the distant future the human race has spread across the stars, forming colonies on many habitable worlds in a golden age of exploration. However, humanity soon learns that the universe is a hostile place and that they must fight to keep what is theirs.Fresh out of training, Rickey is plunged into the heart of war against a never before seen alien race and to make matters worse he's been placed in the infamous Alpha Division, humanity's first into battle shock troops. Rickey must fight alongside his fellow recruits in bloody battle to push back the enemy on a distant mining world. He's passed the training and survived the simulations but will he manage to keep his cool when the danger is real?

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DND high

//DISCONTINUED//Martin is a 17 year old gay kid who has just enrolled into a high school wear DnD is the shit. Martin has never even touched a d20 dice and it shows. To say the least people hate him; and maybe the world of Delphina might be his escape. But who knows. Also I'm making this like it's a DnD game so I roll for the actions of the characters and have a few friends help me with plot points.Basically: DnD, Gay, High School, Comedy, and Pure Randomness Sorry if this offends you or triggers you, just a new way for me and my friends to play DnD with more plot.//DISCONTINUED//

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The Tenant

There is a house, notable for its lack of any interesting feature, that serves as home to four tenants. The last of these leads the reader down corridors of mystery and wonder. There's something about that place that makes him feel all is not well with his fellow housemates, none of whom he has ever seen. Pressure is put on him to find out more and his curiosity takes him down a path on which, once started, there is no turning back.

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The GreenHouse

It's been 99 years since Yellowstone park erupted, causing a mass extinction and plunging the world into an ice age. Survivors are living in a structure dubbed the Greenhouse. They believe they're the only survivors, until a message appears on the outside of the glass.Jack Paul lives in a land of ice and snow, and Ruby Hammond lives in a lush, tropical world where the sun always shines. Even though they're from such different world, their fates are so intertwined that they are destined to meet.

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Long Island

Long Island was not the first virtual reality game or to say a VRMMORPG. Not the one which changed the world and became a legend. No, it was made when there were lots (quite a few) of virtual reality games already on the market. Each game had its own unique AI feature, its own unique adventure, promising everyone a chance to become King, if not a God. In such a time Long Island was made. Just a little different, just a little unique. Swamy was starting his own adventure, in life and in game.Note - Thanks @DameCarnelian for the cover. Just so people don't get confused, that ship is not Raka's ship :)

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Algorithm - Book 1 - The Medallion

A young boy, Adam, discovers a gold medallion in a lump of coal. He keeps it as a curious good luck piece for the next twenty years, until as a scientist, he discovers it contains a message and is clearly alien. Join Adam and his colleague, Linda, as they embark upon an adventure of revelation, ultimately giving up all they hold dear to discover who we are and who put us here.

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THE RELIC GUILD (and other stories) Updated regularly.

Magic caused the war. Magic is forbidden. Magic will save us. The Relic Guild is the award nominated first book in The Relic Guild trilogy.It was said the Labyrinth had once been the great meeting place, a sprawling city at the heart of an endless maze where a million humans hosted the Houses of the Aelfir.But when the Thaumaturgists, overlords of human and Aelfir alike, went to war, everything was ruined and the Labyrinth became an abandoned prison. The surviving humans were trapped behind boundary walls a hundred feet high, and all magic was forbidden.And now the war is returning. The Relic Guild are all that stand against the end of the city. But they are old, scattered and weak, and the enemy is growing in strength...Here in THE RELIC GUILD (and other stories) please enjoy a large chunk of The Relic Guild Trilogy (published with kind permission of my publisher Gollancz), complete short stories, the odd poem, one or two blog posts, and samples chapters from my other novels.

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In a stellar prequel to CLOUD 9, the tech-conglomerate Delphi Corp. is making 2086 a year to remember. The firm's supercomputer software has reached into a parallel universe where a reptilian race - Yhemlen - are in a fiery battle against the Greys for supremacy over Earth. When business tycoon Ellis Bartram realizes the blunder, people around the country are already dead from a viral epidemic that Delphi Corp. has caused. As the economic crisis worsens, a classified project arises in Washington, D.C., to fix the automated failures. Scientists delve into the Cloud source code using a neural-link, though what they discover is an alternate timeline on prehistoric Earth that forever alters their vision. Once humans enter the fray, they're forced to solve an ancient mystery before their world is destroyed.

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The Maple Leaf

A man, held captive in a small room for decades, had lost all hope of escape. One day a maple leaf, carried by the wind, enters his room through a small window - setting off a chain of events that give him the will to attempt a daring escape.After years of abuse, no outside contact, and total tyranny of his physical and metaphysical self - can he find a way to break free of the walls within his mind and the walls which surround him in reality?A story that explores the passage of time, good and evil, living with the concept of death, and the sheer power of one's will to survive.(Completed Novel - 45,000 words)

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Short Stories

If your interested in short stories from writers that wrote them then you came to the right book! The book has short stories of mystery and thriller-ish for all of you to read!

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Cruising for Murder: Myrtle Clover #10

When Myrtle and her friend Miles set out for adventure on the high sea, they assume most of the trip's excitement will result from shore excursions to charming Alaskan villages.They feel as if their ship has come in. But when a fellow passenger disappears, Myrtle realizes she must seize the helm and find the killer...before more souls are lost

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Tales of Astora: Legacy

This is a series of multiples books compiled together. Currently Book 1 is still ongoing. It starts out with the basic setting of a fantasy adventure world but I assure that as things continue, you will be in for quite a surprise : Book 1 (ongoing): Over the course of time, countless heroes have risen to defeat the demon lord. Their names, recorded in history. Tales of their achievements are known across the land. But what about the demon lords who have fallen? What of their side of the stories? One such tale is about a young boy born of Dark. What would he do now that all the powers of the old demon lords of the past belong to him? Would he pursue the path of Dark he was destined to? Or would he reach out to the Light at the cost of his own life? There is no other path. And yet he seeks it, insatiably. Book 2 (in process of story development):

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'Daisy is our only hope!'Red Plague has broken out in the kingdom of Frailing, introduced by dark sorcerer and Wise Woman hater, Morwain. The only cure is the Plaguesbane fruit that grows in a forbidden garden in the heart of enemy territory. Trainee Wise Woman and Shape-Shifter, Daisy must undertake a perilous journey to retrieve it and save her kingdom. Before it's too late.Book Two of the Annifer Trilogy but you don't have to have read the first book to understand it#19 in Fantasy 1st March 2021#1 in Action 3rd October 2020, 1st February 2021#3 in Unicorn 3rd April 2020#10 in Mystery 4th October 2020

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2nd  Floor

Matthias is a struggling writer finally able to move into his first solo apartment. He's thrilled to have a place free of roommates and siblings, even though the building is decrepit and is inhabited by an odd assortment of people including an intrusive neighbor, a little girl who wanders freely, and an overweight orange cat named Cheese. As Matthias settles in things begin getting stranger. Something vile is growing in the dark and it's coming from somewhere on the second floor... where Matthias happens to live.Author's note: this is me trying to get back to my roots: a character driven novella with horror elements. The story of people struggling against an inscrutable enemy, as well as the day to day trials of being poor in America. I have no idea how often I'll update or even exactly how this will all go down because y'girl is a panster. So strap in because this is the first draft and you all get to see it being born!Feel free to comment whatever comes to mind, and helpful critiques are always welcome.

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The Corpsewood

[Historical Horror/Short Story] When two scientists are found impaled out on the ancient hills of Dartmoor, "Jack", a young man on his own misguided path, leaves London in search of morbid significance in his colleagues' deaths. Staying the night in a worn out inn where time stops making sense and objects move on their own, "Jack" writes home to his sweetheart in a desperate attempt to understand what is happening to him, and why he's forgetting his own name.When twisted dreams and visions of corpses begin proving all too much for him, "Jack" learns a little too late that somebody had set the stage for his downfall long ago. •••This short story is set in 1884. Featured in the "Jack" Anthology hosted by Wattpad Stars @ShaunAllan and @GregCarrico.

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『Draft 1 - Arc 1』|  Arcanae: the War Phoenix

In an oceanic realm littered with magic, Crescent Isle had always been sheltered off from the remainder of the world for an odd reason. It was as though a giant dome had harboured peace and prosperity on the island for aeons on end. However, with the destruction of the First Seal, darkness rises to, once again, dwell within the depths. Pirates, eyes glued onto to island's wealth and riches, invade the island's capital city: Silvermoon Wharf.Overwhelmed by the outlaw forces, the island's meagre defences stand no chance and hope is seemingly lost. Had it not been for a mysterious old man, chaos would have ensued further. Intrigued by this unsung hero, Cynthia Adams sets out to meet the individual face to face - only to receive a peculiar medallion from the island's obscure saviour, along with the request to restore the distorted balance between light and darkness. All of a sudden exposed to the entirety of the Thirteenth Sea, Cynthia heads down the rocky path of realisation as she comes to terms with the horrifying state of global unrest.

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