Thursday, April 18, 2019

Browsing the "illness" Tag

I Raised the Devil’s Daughter

You know those stories where a woman walks into the bar, meets a stunning man and gets pregnant, then finds out she’s bearing the offspring of Lucifer? Well, this is not one of those. My mother had me at a young [...]

April 14, 2019 Children and Childhood, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Demons and Possession, Religion and Spirituality

The Sick Chair

In a sparsely-populated German settlement, the Becker family earned their living raising and slaughtering cattle.  At that time, those who called the hilly, oak and maple-dotted valley home found quality meat hard to come by.  But Markus Becker and his [...]

January 13, 2019 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Ghosts and Spirits, Medical and Hospitals, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained
The Boy in the Window

The Boy in the Window

She tried pulling herself back, but however hard she tried, however hard she pushed, she could not stop her feet dragging her towards the open window. She dug her heels into the wooden floor, feeling splinters coming off it as [...]

July 4, 2018 Beings and Entities, Children and Childhood, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Ghosts and Spirits, Medical and Hospitals
The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

  (TRIGGER WARNING: If you are sensitive to topics involving self-harm, please refrain from reading any further)   The road had been covered in a dense fog. Denise decided to rent a room for the night, seeing as she had [...]

July 2, 2018 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Medical and Hospitals

Out of Hell

Home again after a difficult but very rewarding day of convincing people not to give up on the gift of life. Richard Burner often had to deal with pretty stubborn suicidal people, but so far he had always been able [...]

May 22, 2017 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Medical and Hospitals, Strange and Unexplained