Saturday, April 20, 2019

Browsing the "Christmas and Holidays" Category

Elf on a Shelf (with a Knife)

Elf on a Shelf (with a Knife) By Shannon Higdon   “It’s creepy,” Dan balked. “It’s cute,” Julia countered. “Besides, it’s fun. I mean, geez Scrooge, where’s your Christmas spirit?” Dan picked up the doll and turned it over in [...]

December 19, 2017 Artifacts and Objects, Beings and Entities, Christmas and Holidays, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Strange and Unexplained

The Chimney Man

My dad built his dream cabin in the southern Ozarks back in 1991, a reward to himself for achieving early retirement. The damn thing took nearly a year to build, what with the county having to actually build the road [...]

May 24, 2017 Beings and Entities, Christmas and Holidays

The Perfectly Behaved Boy – A Dark Christmas Tale

There was once a very well behaved eight year old boy named Miles. He did all the things that good children are supposed to do, nearly all the time. He ate all his vegetables, unless they were carrots. He completed [...]

December 25, 2015 Beings and Entities, Christmas and Holidays
White Christmas

White Christmas

“Fuck, it’s cold.” You would think I’d be used to it by now. Pulling my scarf a little tighter, I take one last drag off my cigarette and flick it to the ground, crushing it underfoot. I watch as it [...]

December 27, 2014 Christmas and Holidays, Strange and Unexplained
The Advent Calendar

The Advent Calendar

It was the Christmas of 1965, before man had landed on the moon, before the wall had fallen, before many things good and bad. For me it was the last time that I knew innocence, before the creeping shadow which [...]

December 25, 2014 Artifacts and Objects, Christmas and Holidays
The Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree

Staring at the tree, whiskey in hand, Pete was pleased that this year would be different from the last. It had been the strangest time of his life, but he truly felt like things were finally coming together, and when [...]

December 25, 2012 Beings and Entities, Christmas and Holidays
A Painted Christmas

A Painted Christmas

Patrick Finn arrived home from his Christmas conquests, beating out the snowstorm by mere miles, mere minutes. He felt not only the foreboding presence of a hazardous blizzard, but also that of something else. Something darker. It felt as if [...]

September 3, 2010 Christmas and Holidays, Strange and Unexplained