The Pale One
By Steven Arviso
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Published: April 14, 2011
Words: 9,167 (approximate)
A contemporary take on the classic boogeyman tale, "The Pale One" is told through the eyes of a man reflecting back on a childhood incident. In the small Southern California town of Roma, there's something lurking in the shadows, waiting in the dark streets come night fall. And on the night a summer squall hits, young Joseph awakens to find a girl, pale and screaming, and she's found him.
The short story "The Pale One" is Steven R. Arviso's contemporary take on the classic boogeyman tale. Now a man, Joseph reflects back on a childhood incident where he found something once long buried.
In the small Southern California town of Roma, where progress and time seemed to have frozen still, something lurks in the shadows, waiting for when the sun sets and the streets turn dark. And on the night a summer squall hits, young Joseph awakens to find a girl, pale and screaming, outside his family's home. And she's found him.
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