// THE BOY CAME BACK ALL WRONG //
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THE
BOY 
CAME 
BACK 
ALL 
WRONG
 
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a horror short story about re-animation and regret

By: Peter Chiykowski

// THE BOY CAME BACK ALL WRONG //

the boy came back all wrong, his step an uneven, lurching dance, like a wagon with square wheels.

his step an uneven, lurching dance,

like a wagon with square wheels.

In public, his parents said they were just grateful to have their son back.

In private,

In private, they clutched their stakes and wondered

In private, they clutched their stakes and wondered why the first attempt didn't take.

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