'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' sneak peek

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' sneak peek

A Story by Sarah J Dhue

A sneak peek from my book-in-progress, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'


The road dead ended and Jackson could see a small path leading into the woods on his right.  The car rolled to a stop and Jackson climbed out, but Tess hesitated.

“You coming?”  He leaned back into the car.

“Yeah… it’s just that this place always has creeped me out.”  She slowly climbed out of the car and started down the path, overgrown with weeds.  “Follow me.”  They walked into the dense cover of trees in all of the beautiful shades of autumn: flaxen yellow, rusty orange, crimson red, and a few still retaining their dark emerald green hue.  The further they went, the less sunlight shown through the trees.  Jackson could see why this place could creep someone out.  “Here.”  Tess walked into a small clearing.  The area was still heavily shaded, but more light managed to leak through the leaves.  A large tree stood in the middle of the clearing, towering above the rest.  As they drew nearer, Jackson could see something was carved into the tree.

The words were so worn down after centuries that Jackson could barely read them.  ‘Here lies Sven, stricken down too soon.  May he rest in peace. -1786’  Jackson stepped back and heard something snap under his foot.  He looked down to see a skeletal foot jutting out of the dirt.  He cried out, jumping back.

© 2015 Sarah J Dhue

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A sneak peek from my book-in-progress, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'

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Added on May 24, 2015
Last Updated on May 24, 2015
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Sarah J Dhue
Sarah J Dhue

In the author's lair, IL

I am Sarah J Dhue. I am an author, as well as a photographer & graphic designer, currently going to school for web design. I've been writing since I was in elementary school. I live in Illinois. My f.. more..