The Stain in the Stairwell by AP Sessler

The Stain in the Stairwell

By: A.P. Sessler
Genres: Horror
Pages: 43
Published on: August 26, 2017
The Stain in the Stairwell by AP Sessler

There's been a lot of talk at the bus stop. The other kids keep going on about a ghost. Then there's the accident involving their neighbor,the late Mrs. Eckhart. Natalie wonders if they're not one and the same, but one thing she is sure of--there's an ugly stain growing in the stairwell of their rundown apartment building. She swears it'stalking to her. She would even say it's her friend. Something else she is sure of: it can hurt anyone it wants.


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The Stain in the Stairwell by A.P. Sessler is a very short, but fascinating story that will make you leery of every stain you ever see in the future. It’s what I would consider seriously weird, but in a good way.


Set in, what seems to be, an inner city style apartment building, the story follows Natty and a mysterious stain that appears to be changing location every time she sees or hears about it. The building is full of children and what I believe to be mostly single mothers. Some of the kids, and mothers, are jerks just as kids can be, but most of them don’t seem too bad.


I’m really worried about saying too much about this story and giving things away, but trust me when I say this story is super creepy.



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About A.P. Sessler

A resident of North Carolina's Outer Banks, A.P. frequents an alternate universe not too different from your own, where he searches for that unique element that twists the everyday commonplace into the weird. When he's not writing fiction, he composes music, makes art and muses about theology and mind-hacking. He also likes to dress in funny clothes and talk about the first English colony in the New World.

His short stories have appeared in e-magazines, audio podcasts and print anthologies. A.P.'s most recent works include his novelette The Stain in the Stairwell, an urban sci-fi horror, and The Water Elemental, which appears in Fearful Fathoms: Collected Tales of Aquatic Terror (Volume 1).

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