Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Browsing the "Insects, Spiders, and Parasites" Category

She Who Preys

My daughter Hannah had always had a fascination with bugs of all kinds. She collected them and kept them in a terrarium she insisted I buy for her when she was six. It was on a constant rotation as her [...]

March 27, 2019 Insects, Spiders, and Parasites, Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Strange and Unexplained

Werewolf Ears

“Did you hear about Sal?” Jimmy lifted his eyes from his work, looked at George’s reflection and replied, “Sal, no, what’s up with him?” He probably spent more time hovering over people, talking to their reflections in the large mirror [...]

March 23, 2019 Body Horror, Insects, Spiders, and Parasites, Jobs and Occupations, Locations and Sites


Scratching an itch on my back, I found a hollow the size of a tack head. At my bathroom mirror I rolled my shoulder forward. Next to my shoulder blade, on my upper middle back, was a tiny hole. No [...]

December 15, 2018 Insects, Spiders, and Parasites, Strange and Unexplained


  I was playing with my hospital badge as I stood in line ‘Jonathan Villanueva’ Johnny V that’s me. I had just finished my shift as an emergency room nurse. Not my usual spot, but it was the Fourth of [...]

June 9, 2018 Beings and Entities, Demons and Possession, Hell and the Afterlife, Insects, Spiders, and Parasites, Religion and Spirituality
The Spider in the Bed

The Spider in the Bed

The Spider in the Bed D. Fulkerson   “I don’t want to talk. Really. I just want to go to bed,” she said, taking out her earrings. She hustled by him without making eye contact, tossed the mail on the [...]

May 22, 2018 Dreams and Nightmares, Insects, Spiders, and Parasites, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Strange and Unexplained


Arthur had just come home from a week of restful camping with his 2 best friends. The three of them had been planning the trip months in advance due to the ever growing toxic work environment that was created with [...]

April 20, 2018 Beings and Entities, Insects, Spiders, and Parasites, Locations and Sites, Nature and the Outdoors, Strange and Unexplained
the threshold

The Threshold

My long, spindly legs silently clamber across the crumbling wall of the basement wall as I stalk my prey. A few more strides, and I sink my fangs deep into the side of my helpless victim’s abdomen as it uselessly [...]

March 11, 2018 Demons and Possession, Insects, Spiders, and Parasites, Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Slashers and Gore, Strange and Unexplained