Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Browsing the "Blair Daniels" Tag

The reCAPTCHA Was Wrong

Have you ever seen a photo reCAPTCHA? Instead of a checkbox, it’s a low-quality photo split into 16 square sections. It’ll say something like: “SELECT ALL SQUARES WITH STREET SIGNS,” and you have to click every square that contains a street sign. [...]

January 14, 2019 Strange & Unknown

I Saw My Name on the News as a Prime Murder Suspect

I was sitting on the sofa, eating a reheated slice of pizza, when I saw it. My Facebook profile picture. On the local news. Underneath the text: PRIME SUSPECT IN JACKSON MURDER. I blinked. Rubbed my eyes once, twice. “The prime [...]

January 7, 2019 Murders & Deaths, Strange & Unknown

Goodnight Precious

My son is 2 years old and does. Not. Sleep. So when I saw an ad online for Goodnight Precious: the only book GUARANTEED put your child to sleep, I clicked. I was skeptical — but there was a video demonstration on [...]

December 16, 2018 Artifacts & Objects, Murders & Deaths
My Local Costco Has a Secret Basement

My Local Costco Has a Secret Basement

My husband is dying. Despite his good prognosis after the accident, he gets weaker every day. When he became unable to even say my name, I got desperate. I posted details of his condition on every forum I could find. [...]

October 29, 2018 Locations & Sites, Murders & Deaths, Rites & Rituals, Strange & Unknown
I Bought a Voodoo Doll on Ebay

I Bought a Voodoo Doll on Ebay

VOODOO DOLL, HIGHLY EFFECTIVE, BRAND NEW! 100% cotton, hand-crafted voodoo doll for all your vengeful needs! NO CRAFTING NECESSARY – just write your target’s name across the chest. No sewing, cutting, or gluing! Warning: Do NOT use this doll to [...]

October 4, 2018 Strange & Unknown
Late Night Pizza

Late Night Pizza

It was ten minutes till close when I heard the door swing open. Jingle-jingle. Ugh. A customer this late? It was my first day at Tony’s Pizzeria, and I was eager to get home. My manager, Mason, had to leave early [...]

September 27, 2018 Beings & Entities, Locations & Sites

Patient Files

This week, I was supposed to digitize all of Dr. Marnen’s patient files. I was feeling good about my progress when I saw it. A second filing cabinet, hiding behind the shelves, that I’d never noticed before. Sighing with fatigue, [...]

July 26, 2018 Murders & Deaths, Strange & Unknown