Ghost Stories and Urban Legends of Benton » The citizens of Benton share their own personal encounters with the supernatural. The following stories were collected by Madeline D. Brewer a local youth and were later published by 'Magnolia Otaku' a independent publishing company located in downtown Benton. Who published them under the title of 'Ghost stories and Urban Legends of Benton'.
Fiction: Supernatural, T, English, Supernatural & Mystery, chapters: 11, words: 18k+, updated: 1/12 published: 6/21/2020
Gentle Summer Rains: I'm the Village's Idol Now! Satoyama is a tiny little mountain village that nestled in a bottom of a valley in the Gifu mountain rang. The village host a number of local celebrations through the year. On a whim, new transfer student Hideyoshi Tanaka enters the spring talent show. And thus by an one in a million chance becomes the new village Idol.
Fiction: Manga, T, English, Family & Friendship, words: 3k+, 1/7
1 Melodies of the Heart: Merry Christmas Jane! On her first Christmas, Jane is overcome with a strong curiosity to see if Santa really exist. And so she stays up past her bedtime to stand guard over the Christmas tree. And much to her surprise, she does receive an late night visitor, but its not Santa Clause, its his daughter, Mina Clause. And it turns out that Jamie been something of a naughty girl this past year.
Fiction: General, T, Dutch, words: 4k+, 12/21/2020
Adventures of Jamie Potter: The Autumn Fundraiser Jamie Sarah Potter, now a sophomore and a cheerleader volunteers to get pied at the annual fundraiser 'Pie a Cop' in order to help the Benton Police Department raise money to buy toys for the needy children of the community.
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 2k+, 12/4/2020
Melodies of the Heart: Curse of the Bloody Bride A direct sequel to "Melodies of the Heart: No Fishing". Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church is one of the oldest churches in Erehwon. And the graveyard attached to the church is also rumored to one of the most haunted as well. With the ghost of a vengeful bride that is said to roam the graveyard from the dust till dawn each Halloween.
Fiction: Horror, T, English, Supernatural & Suspense, words: 2k+, 10/25/2020
Melodies of the Heart: The Halloween Dance Jane now well established has decided to volunteer for the yearly gunge vote that held every year at annual Halloween Dance. The money raised from the gunge vote goes to support the local R.A.G (Receiving And Giving) Charity. She does so thinking that nobody would ever in a million and one years vote for the new girl. But, fate has something different in store for her.
Fiction: General, T, English, Family & Romance, words: 3k+, 9/23/2020
Melodies of the Heart: Jane and the Dunking Booth A direct sequel to "Melodies of the Heart: Jane and the Ghost Nurse". August has come and gone and with the coming of the middle part of September the schools schools are back in session. As tradition, Kendalgroves Jr. High School is hosting a welcome back celebration, a smorgasbord of money making attractions and food trucks and booths.
Fiction: General, T, English, Family & Friendship, words: 3k+, 9/13/2020
Melodies of the Heart: Camp Satoyama The Girl Scouts of Erehwon own and operate a dozen or so summer camps all over the tiny island nation. One of those happen to be Camp Satoyama an overnight camp located deep in the rural hinterlands that lay beyond the crowed urban coastline of Erewon. Like most summer camps, Camp Satoyama has its fair share of Urban Legends. The most enduring of those being 'The Tale of Katherine
Fiction: Supernatural, T, English, Supernatural & Mystery, words: 3k+, 9/1/2020
Melodies of the Heart: Susan's Penance The Anglican Church of Erehwon, is one of the largest christian denominations in Erehwon. Like her sister church The Church of England, it too practices the art of confession and penitence. Following her little misadventure in the Forbidden Room, Susan makes a formal confession to the priest in charge of the spiritual welfare of the manor house and receives penance.
Fiction: General, T, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, words: 3k+, 8/11/2020
Melodies of the Heart: The Forbidden Room In the basement of the Forest Manner. There is a room children are not allowed to enter. One night, during a thunderstorm. Susan Elizabeth Mari Bell, sneaks out of her bedroom and goes to explore that forbidden room that has captured the imagination of countless children, tweens, teens and young adults alike.
Fiction: General, T, English, Suspense & Hurt/Comfort, words: 3k+, updated: 8/2/2020 published: 2/27/2018
Melodies of the Heart: Under The Sea Fundraiser » Susan volunteers to dress up as a mermaid and sit under an messy 'Pitch an' Burst' attraction in order to raise money for the annual and much anticipated 'Spring Formal' her school holds every year.
Fiction: General, T, English, Friendship & Family, chapters: 2, words: 5k+, 7/23/2020
Melodies of the Heart: Jane and the Ghost Nurse During her stay at St. Philomen's Children's Hospital, one of the leading pediatric hospitals in Erehwon. Jane happens to encounter the legendary phantom nurse who is said to roam the hallways of the hospital late at night, bringing comfort to the dying and the homesick and bringing swift justice to the ones who happen to be breaking the rules of the hospital.
Fiction: General, T, English, Supernatural & Family, words: 3k+, 7/23/2020
Taylor and the Gunge Fundraiser » Being new to Benton, Taylor has volunteered to take part in the towns 'Gunge Fundraiser' in hopes of making friends and meeting new people.
Fiction: General, T, English, Family & Friendship, chapters: 4, words: 7k+, updated: 6/30/2020 published: 6/23/2020
Cerridwen's Gunge Booth Adventure » Halloween is only a week away. A few days have new passed since Cerridwen volunteered for the dunking booth fundraiser. And as a result for good or bad, she been accepted by the students of Benton Academy. One day, while browsing the selection of knock off teen thrillers at the towns library she takes time to reflect on the trials and chances of life.
Fiction: General, T, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 3, words: 5k+, 6/21/2020
Cerridwen's Dunking Booth Adventure » Cerridwen Whitethorn is new to Benton Academy. She struggles to fit in, being both Transgender and a pagan and something of a witch? One day she spots a flyer hanging in the hallway, the flyer shows a cute anime girl sitting in a dunking booth. The flyer advisers that the newly formed "Benton Anime And Manga Club" is looking for a few brave volunteers to sit in its dunking booth.
Fiction: General, T, English, chapters: 4, words: 8k+, updated: 6/21/2020 published: 2/18/2020
The Adventures of Jamie Potter: The Benton Bass Federation Rodeo Each summer, the town of the 'Benton Bass Federation Rodeo' puts fishing rodeo to see how can catch the largest bass. A small cash prize is normally award to the person who catches the biggest fish. This year though there been a little change, the person who catches the smallest fish will face the gunge tank. And the winner will have the privilege of gunging them.
Fiction: General, T, English, Friendship & Family, words: 4k+, 6/21/2020
Lana and the Fall Carnival Sixteen year old Lana Edward's is volunteered by one of the Benton Academy Cheerleader's to help with the dunking booth at the Annual Benton Academy Fall Carnival. A Sequel to "Gunge the Hostage".
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 1k+, 5/25/2020
1 The Vicksburg Stories: The Homecoming Gunge Raffle Its homecoming again at St. Katherine's Episcopal Academy, the bleachers are filled with students and staff. And the cheerleaders of St. K's have once more organized a very messy prep rally including having one of the teachers get into a bathtub that been filled with baked beans and a gunge tank that one of the students would sit in?
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 3k+, 3/15/2020
The Vicksburg Stories: The Haunted Meadow Tour One Halloween Night, when the moon was full and the night sky was clear, and the wind was still, Susan had her mother drive her into the countryside to check out the newest twist on the seasonal classic "The Haunted Maze" this time instead of a haunted maze, it was a rolling meadow filled with haunted attractions.
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 3k+, 3/15/2020
Benton Side Stories: Jamie and Susan's Cosplay Duel The 'Game Place' is the newest business to open its door in the historic downtown section of Benton. As the name of the business suggested it was a shop that handled comic books, trading cards and even manga. One Weekend in the Autumn the owner of the shop decides to host a messy charity event. A charity duel between two regional celebrities.
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 3k+, 3/13/2020