We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has...more
Sounds like the beginning of a feel-good story. Indeed, a movie would go towards this predictable direction: the lonely widow, despairing of old age, learns something new from the innocent child.
But not this one. If it hadn't ended sooner, I really felt the girl will turn out to be something like Chucky, the evil doll. But I wasn't really sure. T ...more
Colours are important here:lots of blue and white...White shows Miriam was good + the girl's white hair suggests her being an angel. Blue, probably, stands for sadness: Miriam had to die.
The most striking is the last sentence:
"Hello," said Miriam.
And we don't know which Miriam...
This is a creepy story about a 61-years-old woman coming across a little girl, with the same name as her, Miriam, and the consequences that follow. What I love about this story are the different interpretations you could come up with, the little girl could be death, mere hallucinations, an actual ghost, or a symbol of the old women's past and younger self!
I loved how creepy and eerie it was and how it could be a different story ...more
In "Miriam", a woman is living a lonely life after her husband died, and she intends on keeping it that way. One day when she is at the movies, a young girl comes up to her and asks her for a favor. The woman is intrigued to hear that the little girl has the same name as her, "Miriam". They then part ways after that event.
Several wee ...more
When I finished reading this I thought it was very funny. Young Miriam is always showing up and antagonizes Mrs. Miller in some way or another. But when I read other reviews, other people said it w ...more
I did love the descriptions of Miriam: How she walked, spoke, and smiled. I think Mrs. Miller could have been done better, and while the story had a wonderful atmosphere, it didn't hint at enough for it to be truly creepy, or involving in an emotional sense. It just was.
For English, I had to write my own ending after Miriam says, "Hello". I just thought, heck with this, and had Mrs. Miller be dead. Miriam also ...more
He was born as Truman Streckfus Persons to a salesman Archulus Persons ...more