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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

Liam Bailey was a scoundrel, a thief, and a degenerate gambler. When the stakes came too high, he decided to sell the last thing he owned: his soul. When the time came due, he balked, and offered
instead a new bargain. It was struck; the first girl child born in the house the devil built would become the new soul to claim. Many generations later, Mona Bailey is born...

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Submitted: July 13, 2018

*Note* Both the Watcher and monster juice were actual things from my childhood. (Side note: I *thought* the Watcher was real. It just turns out I have night-blindness and can't see things clear
enough to define a shadow from a person at a distance.)
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Submitted: July 13, 2018

2017       Robert Bailey was on his last legs, he knew that, his family knew that, and that was why his ki... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 13, 2018

Robert lived through the night, and he lived through the next day too.  When he woke, he was extremely irritable, insisting on bei... Read Chapter


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To make it a little bit less of a pain, George drove Robert home, and Mona went to the apartment, packing things for the both of them, ... Read Chapter


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The drive was long enough for Jake to ask her twice if she had forgotten the way, but she didn't.  Once they were in the neighbour... Read Chapter


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After checking on her father, Mona went over the schedule the nurse had printed out.  It told her when she had to inject the food ... Read Chapter


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Upstairs, Jake was walking along the hallway in darkness, having been unable to find the light switch.  Inching along, he tried to i... Read Chapter


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After living together for over four years, Jake was used to the nightmares, the crying in her sleep, the occasional scream as she forced ... Read Chapter


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Going back upstairs, Jake paused, glancing at the table, before taking the curtain off of it and tossing it in the laundry basket, then w... Read Chapter


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It wasn't just the next day but the week that went by in a blur, Mona's edginess and nightmares worsening with each passing day. ... Read Chapter


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Going downstairs, Mona went into the parlour, surprised to hear that the TV was off.  She looked at Robert, who was gripping the arm... Read Chapter


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The alarm rang at six, and Jake groaned, rolling over and pressing his face to her back.  "No," he whined.  "I don't want to go... Read Chapter


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After breakfast, Jake stopped Mona as she was putting her jacket.  "Just one problem," he told her.  "There's one car." &... Read Chapter


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The house was silent when he got back, and Jake had momentarily forgotten that Mona had taken Robert to the doctor's.  He glanced ... Read Chapter


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All things considered, Mona felt she was handling the house well.  She got scared occasionally, but she wasn't the cowering mess s... Read Chapter


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Jake heard the bang, and already bothered by what he witnessed, he ran from the sitting room, leaving Robert alone and unattended. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 13, 2018

With nowhere else to go, Jake went home to the apartment, stripping out of his clothes and showering in boiling hot water, scrubbing ev... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 13, 2018

Nightmares woke Mona up, the Watcher chasing her to the real world.  Not recognizing her surroundings, Mona began to panic.  ... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 13, 2018

Len drove them to the house so they could go over what Robert had requested, before trying to figure out what to do with everything tha... Read Chapter


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It should have been raining.  The weather should have reflected the day's duties, but no, it was a bright, sunny day, one of the l... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 13, 2018

Once the house was empty of everything, including the mattress and frame from Mona's childhood room, they moved in, their things barely... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 13, 2018

The smell of antiseptic hit Mona before she was fully awake.   Sighing, she opened her eyes and saw several worried faces lo... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 13, 2018

On the car ride home, they sat in silence.   "Why did you say that day?"  Jake asked suddenly, and Mona looked at him. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 13, 2018

Silently, they stepped into the house, Mona no longer angry but cold and distant, while Jake looked around the place with new eyes, his... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 13, 2018

"I'm thinking of growing a beard," Jake said, looking at himself in the mirror as Mona sat on the side of the tub and wrung out her hai... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 15, 2019

With the spell broken, Jake was freaked out to find that the monsters had no intention of hiding from him any more.   Furn... Read Chapter


Submitted: February 24, 2019

Over the next month and half, they refused to mention the conversation that they had in the car, but they continued to sort through bo... Read Chapter


Submitted: April 25, 2019

The pregnancy was a breeze so it was surprising that labour was hell. A few days before Mona was due, she was struck by a harsh... Read Chapter

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