Nobody Lives Here But You
Average Rating:
10

Nobody Lives Here But You

About half a year ago, I moved into a new apartment downtown. It’s hands-down the most upscale place I’ve lived in—rooftop access, a fitness center, a pool, huge windows with beautiful views of the city… ...
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The Siege of Area 51
Average Rating:
7.75

The Siege of Area 51

Part 1 As you may have expected—though probably not with the particularly correct prescience—the siege of Area 51 ended disastrously for everyone involved. How do I know? I was of the deluded though determined congregation ...
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The Twitch Stream
Average Rating:
8.91

The Twitch Stream

I am one of the biggest streamers on Twitch. I play games spanning all genres, and my streams consistently get over 20,000 viewers. I love what I do. It has taken me many years to ...
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The Beckwith Show
Average Rating:
6.4

The Beckwith Show

Our twelve-year-old daughter loved the new vintage-styled TV that my husband and I bought the other day at the local pawn shop in town. She would sit there and stare at the round, blank dusty ...
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Comus
Average Rating:
7.11

Comus

There’s an image that I keep pushed away in the back of my mind. Occasionally, it makes its way out and I can see that horrid face once more. My limbs go numb and I ...
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The Truth Behind the Mandela Effect
Average Rating:
8.08

The Truth Behind the Mandela Effect

Everything that people think they know about the Mandela effect is incorrect. The phenomenon has been occurring for years, only most dismissed it as a fluke. In the most severe cases those experiencing the effect ...
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Thalassophobia
Average Rating:
7.69

Thalassophobia

I hate the water. Always have, always will. Oh, sure, I've swum in pools and jumped off diving boards like any other person, but I have never once allowed my feet to leave the ground ...
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The Silent Part of the Library
Average Rating:
6.67

The Silent Part of the Library

I was, once upon a time, an architecture student at a university in Middle England. As one task as a part of my grueling studies, we were required to analyze and study our campus library ...
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Distorted Warning Signals
Average Rating:
9.11

Distorted Warning Signals

When I got the first one, I was literally seconds away from stepping onto the plane when a call from “UNKNOWN” blared from my cell phone. It was a ringtone I hadn’t heard before, one ...
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Milk Carton Kid
Average Rating:
5.26

Milk Carton Kid

“So why are you here?” she asked. Pretty standard opening for a psychologist sitting down with a patient for the first time. She was young, pretty and Shahrokh (an unnecessarily ethnic name) immediately felt comfortable ...
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Accidents Happen
Average Rating:
6.54

Accidents Happen

As a kid sometimes your perception of reality and fantasy get all mixed up inside your head, one minute you're playing with dolls then the next they're taking you on some kind of mystical adventure ...
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The Horror of Haddonfield
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5.82

The Horror of Haddonfield

As Ms. Davis stepped into her new classroom, not a single student paid her any attention. She set her purse down on the desk in front and looked around. All the high school students were ...
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Renaud Herbert Hansen
Average Rating:
8.16

Renaud Herbert Hansen

Mr. Hansen’s body was interred in a stately mausoleum of his own design years ago, and yet he still works for us.  I’m forced to interview with the remains of the sad dotard almost daily ...
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Slices of Life
Average Rating:
6.94

Slices of Life

The following happened to me seven years ago while I was a sophomore in college, and it was my first experience with any drug other than weed (great choice, right?). There are many things in ...
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Creamsicle House
Average Rating:
6.28

Creamsicle House

It was beautiful, really. Pale yellow walls, bright orange shutters, and a big white door. I liked it. I called it the Creamsicle House. Even on those hot summer days, it never melted. It never ...
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The Whistlers: Bill's Account
Average Rating:
9.44

The Whistlers: Bill’s Account

Publisher's Note: This story is the second of a two-part arc told from the perspective of two individuals, Ruth and Bill, via their journal entries. For the best experience, we recommend you read the first ...
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The Whistlers: Ruth's Account
Average Rating:
9.48

The Whistlers: Ruth’s Account

I bought a camping backpack from an estate sale and found the following pages inside. There was a bundle of papers wadded in a deep pocket of the backpack, but I didn't notice until after ...
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Why I'll Never Work Security At Disney World Again
Average Rating:
8.57

Why I’ll Never Work Security At Disney World Again

I work in security at Disney World, the happiest place on Earth. Typically, I wouldn’t say where I work as obviously there are some pretty strict rules about things employees can put online, but I ...
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Something Happened During a Hostage Negotiation I Can't Explain
Average Rating:
8.97

Something Happened During a Hostage Negotiation I Can’t Explain

The west side bank has three exits, thirty windows and nineteen air vents. And when I arrived at the scene, there were thirteen people being held captive by a man with a vendetta. "How bad ...
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The Wolves of These Frozen Woods
Average Rating:
7.11

The Wolves of These Frozen Woods

I can’t stand to be back here. This tiny, rural town I grew up in, it makes my skin crawl to see everything around me. I’m well into middle-age now, but it’s like this town ...
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A Boy in a Michael Myers Mask
Average Rating:
5.32

A Boy in a Michael Myers Mask

“Considering how much crap people give this movie, it honestly isn’t that bad,” Mark said while taking another sip of his beer. His wife, Claire, took another fistful of popcorn from her bowl. “Just you ...
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