The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs

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Re: The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Post by Mrs-a-ellsworth »

I have always loved this story! So glad it was posted. I liked being able to reference this when people start wishing too much :) When I was in 7th grade our teacher had us rewrite an ending to this story, answering that question of what was on the other side of the door. I believe I wrote about the grotesque figure of their son at the door, but I don't remember after all these years.
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I've always loved this short story. The first time I read it, I was a bit younger and thought it was the creepiest story ever and now it seems to come off with a lot of adult themes that college students and adults go through daily.
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One of my favorite short reads. I enjoy creepy tales.
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Post by EnclosedReviewer »

How everyone hear about this story before and I didn't ?? Thanks for posting it.
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'The Monkey's Paw' delves into the darkest depths of human desperation, where grief-stricken characters grasp at supernatural straws, only to unravel the fabric of their own reality. Each knock at the door reverberates with chilling anticipation, serving as a haunting reminder of the irreversible consequences of tampering with fate. As the story unfolds, it delivers a sobering message about the perilous pursuit of wishes and the inevitable price of meddling with forces beyond our comprehension.

such a great read : :techie-studyinggray: , thank you
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Post by Princewill Uchenna »

I will never forget this one. The conclusion was certainly what freaked me out, especially since it was never really confirmed what or who had come to the door... It always leaves that hint of mystery that all great horror stories, long or short, have.
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