Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Browsing the "Artifacts & Objects" Category

Small Town Mysteries

Small Town Mysteries

No one knows where it came from. No one knows why it showed up in our little town, of all places. The only thing we knew for sure was that it was bizarre. The statue appeared in the town square [...]

June 24, 2018 Artifacts & Objects, Strange & Unknown
I Will Never Work for McDonald's Ever Again

I Will Never Work for McDonald’s Ever Again

Just to preface, I have a lot of scars on my arms. Not because I harm myself, but because my father likes to get wasted and beat me. Sometimes with the beer bottles he smashes after he’s done drinking. So [...]

June 20, 2018 Artifacts & Objects, Beings & Entities
the shattering

The Shattering

Miranda’s toes curled slightly as her bare feet slid out of bed to go check on her children. It was about 11:40 at night and they had been in bed for a few hours, but she felt too restless to [...]

May 26, 2018 Artifacts & Objects, Dreams & Madness
the chinese dream tin

The Chinese Dream Tin

INCIDENT ONE The Chinese Dream Tin is a thing of evil nature, a relic easily overlooked by the foolish, and feared deeply by the wise. Sometimes, it decorates an office, and others, it marks a grave. But never, even once, [...]

April 30, 2018 Artifacts & Objects
The Scalp of Rabid Wolf

The Scalp of Rabid Wolf

Of the early days of the world, after our ancestors crossed the Bering Straight and millennia before any of the tribes we know of today existed, very little is actually remembered. Sure, there are tales of the beginning of Man, [...]

March 5, 2018 Artifacts & Objects
piano man

Piano Man

It started sometime before the sun rose, during that time of the night that brings such a profound silence that you start hearing those eerie, high-pitched ringing noises that remain indiscernible while the light of day shines. They’re faint, like [...]

February 9, 2018 Artifacts & Objects, Beings & Entities, Strange & Unknown
The French Traveler

The French Traveler

The scene was the Savant Club in the last years of the 19th century. Despite the extreme lateness of the hour, a few of the regulars were gathered there for cards and conversation. The latter turned, as it often did, [...]

February 8, 2018 Artifacts & Objects

Am I Crazy?

I do not know where to start. Usually, this would not be written for someone to read. However, I cannot trust my own judgement. What I write here is for you to discern. I will not have sufficient time to [...]

December 29, 2017 Artifacts & Objects, Dreams & Madness, Murders & Deaths, Rites & Rituals, Strange & Unknown


An army of birds sat in the branches of an old oak tree. She walked quickly, carefully, quietly, cautiously, cradling the duffle bag she held in her arms like a mother cradles her child. In front of her, the old [...]

December 28, 2017 Artifacts & Objects, Beings & Entities, Dreams & Madness
the dark spot

The Dark Spot

The Dark Spot By Shannon Higdon “Hello my old friend,” Griffin said aloud as he stared out the window at the dark spot.  It had been at least two decades since he had seen the shadow-man.  A moment later, Julie [...]

December 27, 2017 Artifacts & Objects, Beings & Entities, Dreams & Madness, Locations & Sites, Strange & Unknown