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Loved this show. Horace Horrible was my favorite. I remember looking everywhere for his action figure but Kiddie City and KB had never even heard of the line. I finally found a talking Horace, good as new, at somebody’s yard sale, though I didn’t see a house around and never saw those people again. I was pretty excited, and ran right to my friend’s house to gloat.

When his mom answered the door, she let out the most guttural scream I’d ever heard, absolutely scaring the shit out of me. She told me to get lost with “that thing” and slammed the door in my face. My kid-logic concluded that she must have known I bought a toy from a stranger completely unsupervised, and that it must have been an even more serious crime than I thought.

So, I did my best to keep Horace hidden, especially from my own parents, but his voice chip was pretty damn loud, and every so often he’d go off by himself, like his battery was dying. My mom kept asking if Marble (our cat) was in my room…I don’t know how you mistake that goofy chuckling for a cat.

It was subtle at first, but after a few days he started to smell weird. His voice kept getting weaker and more garbled, and his joints kept getting looser like they were ready to drop off. I was afraid of getting caught and we didn’t have trash pickup, so I did what a rational child does when he thinks he has contraband and buried it in the woods.

I never found another one or figured out what was wrong with him, but it’s the weirdest thing; a tree grew where I left him, I shit you not, in just a couple weeks. It never grew leaves and it never got much taller than me, but it’s there to this day, and every summer it swarms with disturbing numbers of flies.


Written by that one guy who runs bogleech.com, as a follow-up to the original Candle Cove story, which you should probably read if you haven’t already – it will make this story make much more sense. Also, CC originally hails from Ichor Falls, so make sure to pay them a visit… and be sure to check out their new book: Ichor Falls: A Visitor’s Guide: Short stories from a quiet community (Volume 1). Sorry if this reads like an ad, I’m just excited for them and I know that lots of you guys are fans of Candle Cove so I wanted to share!

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A Candle Cove Anecdote, 7.3 out of 10 based on 192 ratings
  • Anonymous

    Hmm, this is kinda crappy compared to candle cove, but its nice to see a sort of continuation. They should do another long story.

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  • http://bogleech.com Jonathan Wojcik

    I have to admit that some of this is not actually true. I changed my cat’s name for privacy purposes. Marble was my cousin’s cat.

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  • Anonymous

    First

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  • Anonymous

    It started off as if it had potential, but then it ruined it by finishing so early. Almost like when you’re offered candy at halloween, and it turns out to be sugar free.

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  • lolwut

    It’s a little creepy. I think that if it elaborated more, it would’ve been better. Love Candle Cove, this is just kind of.. okay. D:

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  • ben dover

    I enjoy this series make more

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  • It’s a Secret

    Don’t see why everyone was in love with Candle Cove.

    Imo, I thought it was the stupidest pasta evar.

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  • http://bogleech.com Jonathan Wojcik

    This actually wasn’t originally written to be a pasta. Somebody started a topic reminiscing about Candle Cove as if it were a real show and this was just my response to the conversation, made up as I went along when I had nothing else to do for a few minutes.

    You would probably get something ten times longer if I made a serious attempt to sit down and write a pasta but I haven’t felt the motivation.

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    • Herp Derp

      um… i dont understand what the “action figure” was. like what was it really? a dead animal? just wondering.

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  • blahhhh

    so i get that it was supposed to be something dead, or dying.
    but like, what?

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  • i b watchin

    ok…major fan of candle cove…dont understand this thing at all beyond the names…this is also way to short…
    and sorry guys but i gotta do it.

    THEN WHO WAS MARBLE CAT!?!?

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  • MisterVercetti

    Talking doll = seed for nasty tree?

    Yep. I knew it was a mistake coming back here.

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  • Naris

    THEN WHO WAS CAT CORPSE?

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  • http://www.dylanangladamusic.com/ Dylan A.

    Good start; needs to be longer.

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  • La Muerta Blanca

    So the doll was a rotting baby?
    Apparently Candle Cove is real, and is producing rotting merchandise which kids plant for little shrubs

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  • Archfeared

    BUT WHO WAS CREEPY DOLL-MONSTER-NOT-WHAT-IT-SEEMS?

    No, really, had great potential for elaboration, though the ending is good considering how early it ended.

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  • Sama

    Evil harmless doll is harmless?

    I bought a doll from a couple strangers from a yard sale not in front of a house once. It also smelled weird. That old man winked at me and kept staring at my no-no parts, too..

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  • Lestat

    Lol at the growing tree part. So random.This is nothing compared to the original Candle Cove.

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  • Resi

    Hm…lots of ideas about what the ‘doll’ really could have been…like a dying animal. That makes it creepy for me.

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  • Yotan

    Hmmm, I’d kind of like to do a Candle Cove doll story now, if you don’t mind.

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  • http://bogleech.com Jonathan Wojcik

    Why does everybody wish I’d elaborated? Elaboration kills pastas. I hate when it’s explicitly hinted that the weird goings-on are a ghost or a demon or something. NOT SCARY. The more unanswered questions, the scarier.

    Danger isn’t scary either. Weirdness is scary. It’s more disturbing that something is simply baffling than for something to be a threat.

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    • ShadowyGuy

      Well, the thing is, the elaboration will give more views. I get you don’t want to be a sell out, I’m the same when it comes to my stories, but if you were to elaborate you’d be getting a lot less people giving up on Candle Cove. As for me, this story has ruined Candle Cove…

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  • http://bogleech.com Jonathan Wojcik

    Also, like I said, I never meant this as a real pasta. They just liked it and posted it.

    But that said, Mistervercetti is a retard with no taste whatsoever. He always bitches about good pastas and loves the most boring/unfrightening.

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  • Applesauce

    So, was it supposed to be the cat?
    If so, why did it grow a tree?
    If not, why was the cat even mentioned?

    If it was the cat, the creepyness gets a 10.
    If it wasn’t, the creepyness gets a 1.

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  • Anonymous

    I think the part about never finding the house and never seeing those people again would have been best reserved for the end if the author tried to return it. cliche and just my opinion thought. not a bad continuation

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  • camp

    yeah, I get the idea that it was a dying animal of some kind. That would explain the mother’s reaction as well as the sounds it makes and how it’s joints started getting worse or limp.

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  • Creepy Mole

    Okay, so Candle Cove was awesome, I agree. I liked how the whole pasta was written like some exchange at a forum or something, it had verosimilitude. Cool. That’s why this here fell lame to me.

    I was expecting a lot more from the ending. It built up to a reveal that never came, instead it added a wrench into the cogs of the train of thought along the story. The tree thing broke it completely; I was expecting a dying rotten creature, and then the misterious fly-bearing tree exchanges “creepy” for “WTF random”.

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