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Jogger's Trail

A purely fictional story.

By Donna Fox (HKB)Published 11 months ago Updated 7 months ago 1 min read
Jogger's Trail
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Legend tells of a trail in the backwoods of Banff National Park. Known as a shortcut on a popular hiking trail, it is said that you must tread swiftly. For these woods are home to the most malicious creatures known. Many have not survived and have been deemed lost to the wilderness. The few that do will tell you that the shortcut wasn’t worth its time. The minute you start you will be unable to turn back and a force with the sound of enormous thundering hooves and rushing wind will chase you through the woods, to the end.

Jogger's Trail the Story:

Short StorySeriesMysteryHorrorHistorical

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Donna Fox (HKB)

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  • L.C. Schäfer8 months ago

    Definitely intrigued enough to keep reading!

  • Naomi Gold9 months ago

    What an enticing micro! Makes me think of the dangers of instant gratification. It’s always better to play the long game. Great work, Donna. 👏🏼

  • Gave me pause—short fiction with a lasting impact.

  • The trail is kind of like trying to make your way on foot through a tunnel before the train comes. Excellent writing Donna!

  • I'll just stick to the long way, lol! This was such a creepy story!

  • Ash Taylor11 months ago

    Ooo fantastic, I love the mystery!

  • Novel Allen11 months ago

    Maybe it's the headless horseman. We have a saying, 'Long road draws sweat, but shortcut draws blood'. Choose carefully. Short and sweet story. Warning is well heeded,

  • ThatWriterWoman11 months ago

    oooh this short is brilliant. I love how you added a sense of urgent movement to the piece throughout! Skillfully done!

  • Caroline Craven11 months ago

    Great story. Definitely puts me off taking a short cut through the woods!

  • Paul Stewart11 months ago

    Love this, Donna. Love the sense of intrigue, mystery and pending doom! As Roy said, you left enough open to interpretation that added to the whole tone. Nice work, Donna.

  • Roy Stevens11 months ago

    Love it! I think I almost took that trail once (it is the one less travelled after all) but ended up at Wilson Pass instead. I like how your menace is delightfully vague; let your readers' imaginations take a walk of their own! 😨🤯😁💖

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