Sarah O’ Bannon

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Coffins used to be built with holes in them, attached to six feet of copper tubing and a bell. The tubing would allow air for victims buried under the mistaken impression they were dead. In a certain small town Harold, the local gravedigger, upon hearing a bell one night, went to go see if it was children pretending to be spirits. Sometimes it was also the wind. This time, it wasn’t either. A voice from below begged and pleaded to be unburied.

“Are you Sarah O’Bannon?” Harold asked.

“Yes!” The muffled voice asserted.

“You were born on September 17, 1827?”

“Yes!”

“The gravestone here says you died on February 20, 1857.”

“No, I’m alive, it was a mistake! Dig me up, set me free!”

“Sorry about this, ma’am,” Harold said, stepping on the bell to silence it and plugging up the copper tube with dirt. “But this is August. Whatever you are down there, you sure as hell ain’t alive no more, and you ain’t comin’ up.”

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  • Commented on May 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Ooooooooh just gave me chills!! Nice indeed! Going in my favorites!! ^0^

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  • Commented on October 29, 2013 at 7:48 am

    A classic of a smart man. Love this story good post!

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  • Autumn
    Commented on November 4, 2014 at 3:20 am

    This is absolutely great. Had to read it to my entire family. 10/10!

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  • Commented on May 13, 2013 at 7:14 am

    What if she was just in a long ass coma? I guess they don’t consider that in 1857

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  • Commented on May 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    She still would have died with no food or water.

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  • Commented on June 5, 2013 at 12:34 am

    My favorite story on here! :D :D :D If only you could favorite something more than once! It looks like you have created one of those rare stories that you either utterly LOVE or intensely hate.

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  • Commented on October 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Not the twist I was hoping. Plus it’s too short. If this was somehow elaborated on and suspense was built up (heavily) it could have at least been a 3 star story.

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  • Commented on November 14, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Love the concept but you could have taken more time to develop the suspense. Writing short pastas is very difficult to pull off. Especially those that stay with you long after they’ve been read. You had the right idea. Rewrite it, don’t rush it. You have a spark with this one… Light the fire.

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  • Commented on May 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    This story is more funny than it is creepy. None the less, I still enjoyed it.

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  • Commented on May 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Didn’t make sense, too short and no details. Not that much of a plot. 3/10 Tastiness

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  • Commented on May 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    This is stupid. I made up stuff like this when I was 6.

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