Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Man Who Returned

John Woodford in his first moments of returning consciousness was not aware that he was lying in his coffin He had only a dull knowledge that he lay in utter darkness and that there was a close, heavy quality in the air he breathed He felt very weak and had only a dim curiosity as to where he was and how he had come there He knew that he was not lying in his bedroom at home, for the darkness there...[Read More]

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May 19, 2019 Classic Horror, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Strange and Unexplained


I was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder when I was five I have always struggled to interact with people because of this disorder, spending large amounts of time attempting to fix imperfections around me I would lash out harshly at people around me if they touched me or my things, and I became socially isolatedMy father died when I was seven, and so my mother did her very best to raise me by herself despite my condition She was the one...[Read More]

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May 19, 2019 Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Survival Horror, Suspense and Thrillers


It started when I was six years old I was in school, it was the middle of a reading lesson, and I needed to pee, badly At that age, actually, a fair few kids still wet themselves, and I always got paranoid about embarrassing myself in public like that I stuck my hand up and told Mrs Zebby that I needed to use the bathroom After the usual speech about how I “should have gone at break”, she gave me the...[Read More]

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May 18, 2019 Sounds and Voices


I In the heart of a second-growth piney-woods jungle of southern Alabama, a region sparsely settled by backwoods blacks and Cajuns—that queer, half-wild people descended from Acadian exiles of the middle eighteenth century—stands a strange, enormous ruin Interminable trailers of Cherokee rose, white-laden during a single month of spring, have climbed the heights of its three remaining walls Palmetto fans rise knee high above the base A dozen scattered live oaks, now belying their nomenclature because of choking tufts of gray, Spanish...[Read More]

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May 17, 2019 Beings and Entities, Classic Horror, Journals and Diaries, Locations and Sites, Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Science and Experimentation, Science Fiction and Aliens

Why I Hate Lightning McQueen

I don’t think I can put into words, how good it feels being a Father I love Daniel more than I could possibly say His bright, shining smile, his endless curiosity about the world around him, and his gentle, loving nature I didn’t think I was capable of loving someone else this much, but every time I heard his little laugh, or saw his smile, I knew Even the smallest things he did made me so incredibly proud Every achievement he...[Read More]

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May 17, 2019 Abductions and Kidnappings, Children and Childhood

The Sinister Painting

The taxi drove off, leaving Funk on the Hoddeston lawn, surrounded by valises Funk was thinking it more than merely odd that Barclay, for whose coaching he had come prepared to spend a month, had not met him as planned He tried the screen door; it was hooked inside "Hello, in there!" he hailed hopefully There was no response The Hoddeston farm lay drenched in a torpid lethargy for which it was obvious more than the July heat must be responsible Within...[Read More]

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May 16, 2019 Artifacts and Objects, Beings and Entities, Classic Horror, Strange and Unexplained

The 12 Rules

Rule 1: Don't stray from the installations access roads I spend a lot of time doing contract work for the Army They contract a hell of a lot of mechanic work out to civilians Saves on overhead, I guess But that means I’ll often be driving out into obscure training ranges out in the middle of nowhere to un-fuck a mission critical vehicle or piece of equipment that can’t be easily brought back into the shop It could take an hour or...[Read More]

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May 16, 2019 Conspiracies and Government, Jobs and Occupations, Strange and Unexplained

Pickman’s Model

You needn’t think I’m crazy, Eliot—plenty of others have queerer prejudices than this Why don’t you laugh at Oliver’s grandfather, who won’t ride in a motor If I don’t like that damned subway, it’s my own business; and we got here more quickly anyhow in the taxi We’d have had to walk up the hill from Park Street if we’d taken the car I know I’m more nervous than I was when you saw me last year, but you don’t need...[Read More]

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May 15, 2019 Beings and Entities, Classic Horror, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Strange and Unexplained

My Mom Kidnapped Me, and I Only Found Out When She Died

Part 1My mom died two weeks ago, and it’s safe to say I was devastatedI had been out for sunblock as the sun scorched with such vengeance it was impossible to move outside, without your flesh burningI got home and found her in the bath, under the water The police said it was an accident, or that she had killed herself, but I remember seeing the window and blinds open, which didn’t make any sense When she would take a...[Read More]

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May 15, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

The Squaw

Nurnberg at the time was not so much exploited as it has been since then Irving had not been playing Faust, and the very name of the old town was hardly known to the great bulk of the travelling public My wife and I being in the second week of our honeymoon, naturally wanted someone else to join our party, so that when the cheery stranger, Elias P Hutcheson, hailing from Isthmian City, Bleeding Gulch, Maple Tree County, Neb turned up...[Read More]

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May 14, 2019 Animals and Wildlife, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Strange and Unexplained