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  • The original title was "The Deep-Seeded Fear of Ariana Jack," which was a play on words based upon the fear that is revealed in the story. It was decided to lose the joke in the title, so that people wouldn't assume that it was a mistake.


  • This story was written for a contest in 2016 with a maximum allotted word-count of 950.

Publication History

  • "The Deep-Seated Fear of Ariana Jack" was published on January 9, 2017 in Kindle e-book, PDF e-book, and paperback formats. The PDF e-book was available for a limited time as a part of the "Year of Free E-Books" promotion, and the paperback is available exclusively through via Links to the PDF edition were deactivated on July 17, 2017.


  • Links to 2017's free PDF edition were restored at on August 3, 2020.


  • A video reading by the author was posted to his YouTube channel on December 11, 2021 as Let Me Tell You a Story (Episode 7) "The Deep-Seated Fear of Ariana Jack."

Current Edition

1st Edition - Kindle E-Book

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1st Edition - PDF E-Book

1st Edition - Paperback

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