The Deadly Path by Will Granger
Approx. 5,920 words.
Published on June 23, 2011.
In this short story, five-year-old Cindy watches from her bedroom window as an old man passes by in the middle of the night. Strangely drawn to the man, Cindy sneaks out of her house and finds him by following a golden path that only they can see. She watches as he buries strange coins by the corners of several houses.
What Cindy does not know, is that people start dying in those houses.