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The Empty Lot Next Door

Written by: Arthur Mills
Narrated by: Matthew Molberg
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Do you like true-life ghost stories? If so, the award-winning memoir, The Empty Lot Next Door, will awaken your innermost nightmare and scare you senseless!

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, the true-life experience of Arthur Mills deserves consideration. Find out who Candle Face was, her taunting behavior, and how she turned a boy's childhood into a living nightmare in The Empty Lot Next Door.

Listen to The Empty Lot Next Door if you:

  • like true ghost stories and believe in haunted houses
  • fear the paranormal and scare easily
  • are afraid of the dark and sleep with the lights on

In a South Austin neighborhood, Ray (Arthur's childhood name) and his family excitedly moves into a small house standing in the midst of a big, green lawn. Beside their house is a strange, vacant lot where a house apparently once stood, and where a huge wide hole in the back lays mysteriously. As a young boy with a lot of new friends, Ray considers the empty lot as an exciting playground. But the tale behind the lot keeps the boy intrigued and frightened as he learns that the house that was once there was burned down years ago, leaving a girl dead amid the fire. The little girl, as the neighborhood kids say, comes out in the night to regain her life. Determined to validate the authenticity of this tale, Ray daringly and mistakenly challenges the ghost, a challenge that he would forever regret. Soon, he becomes haunted by the little girl, who he named as Candle Face, visiting his dreams and leaving handprints and other signs even when he is awake.

Many years later, Ray, now a military man, commits another mistake by telling his wife about his dark past. Along with the tale of the empty lot, he discloses to her the truth about the circumstances of his brother's suicide and the dreams of torment he and Candle Face bestowed upon him for many years. With the past once again revived, Ray faces another set of nightmares, this time with his loved ones' lives at stake.

©2010 Arthur M. Mills, Jr. (P)2016 Arthur M. Mills, Jr.

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  • 2017-01-12

It was 'alright'...

the ending kind of left me hanging....like, ' that's it? it's over?" .....overall, it was ok, but definitely not spine tingling