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Steven walked through the graveyard every day on his way home from school. Steven walked through the graveyard every day on his way home from school. It was a convenient shortcut, and in broad daylight, the tombstones and dark cypress trees seemed mild and unthreatening. Things were different this evening. Steven stole through the gates as quickly as possible, fearful that he was being watched. He ran to the deep shadows of a mausoleum and caught his breath, heart pounding. He tried to listen for ominous noises, but could hear nothing over the blood rushing through his ears. He pressed the button to light up his watch: 11:30 p.m. He must stay here a full hour to win the bet. He now wished he had never taken it. He heard a slow scrape from behind him. Steven froze, and then turned with underwater slowness. To his horror, he could see the mausoleum door sliding open. Steven wanted to run, but could not. He could not feel his legs; he struggled to draw breath. A yellow light shone from inside the mausoleum. Shadows crept and

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