In the neighborhood where I grew up, there was a house all the kids feared. When my adult brain looks back, I see a perfectly ordinary brick ranch fronted by a lovely green yard on a perfectly ordinary Midwestern street.
Still, my kid self shivers because we knew there was something wrong behind the long low windows and tasteful curtains. Never mind the fact that, as far as I know, nothing terrible ever happened there. Or wanted to happen there.
Not so with the Moorhead house.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch shows us the beautiful, old Victorian mansion in a perfectly ordinary Oregon town. If you’re ready to walk through the front door, give a listen to this week’s story podcast. “The Moorhead House” is from her short story collection, Five Mystery Stories.
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“The Moorhead House” is included in the collection, Five Mystery Stories, available in ebook and trade paperback, and can also be found as a stand alone story in ebooks format at your favorite retailer.