Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Disappearance of Otis Jiry

“I need to confess to you” “Oh, uh, I'm not a priest I'm just a --” The old man's grip tightened He stared at me with those hollow, blue eyes “I need to confess,” he repeated “I've done something horrible” What was I supposed to do Walk away Tell him I wouldn't listen That would be unkind, wouldn't it I sat down next to him “Okay” “Tell me, Sam What's my name” he asked I looked at him, blankly “Uh The other guys called you Abe” He...[Read More]

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March 18, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

Becoming a Killer

17Have you ever wanted to do something terrible I don’t mean something minor like stealing a candy bar, or driving over the speed limit No, I’m talking something more along the lines of murder That was what my group of friends decided upon As a group we would kill someone We would start small with a single person, someone no one would care about, just to see if we all truly had a taste for it If it didn’t work out,...[Read More]

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March 17, 2019 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances

The Dognapper

Ken was what you’d call a dognapper He’d make his living by stealing people’s dogs from their backyards, wait for reward signs to be posted, return the dog for the reward and be acclaimed a hero for finding their little mutts! He’d been dognapping for a few years now and wondered how long he could keep it up before his run ended Despite what he did for a living, Ken actually hated dogs He’d keep them in their cages without food...[Read More]

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March 16, 2019 Animals and Wildlife

My Sister Brought Home A Clown

I grew up with a healthy fear of clowns, I’d say Could’ve been because of Stephen King, could’ve been because of John Wayne Gacy, could’ve just been because they’re fucking creepy looking My family has never let me live it down, so it shouldn’t have been a surprise to me when I walked into our house one day to see a seven foot animatronic clown peering at me from the corner of the living room A sign hung around his neck...[Read More]

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March 15, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

The Thing in the Window (Illustrated Creepypasta)

I'm pretty freaked out That thing has been there for almost a week The figure in the window It looks featureless, only skin on a human frame, and it's pressing itself against the glass somehow I don't know how it got there, and I don't know how to get rid of it At first I thought it was a prank, a doll or mannequin that some jerks put there to scare me But I realized as I walked out of my house...[Read More]

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March 14, 2019 Beings and Entities, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Suspense and Thrillers

The Hourglass Tattoo

My friends and I were always trying to dare each other into doing stupid stuff Generally, it involved us all getting super drunk, then making suggestions If we all agreed somebody had to do something, they would have to do itor they'd have to have a drink from “the Bottle” The Bottle was a former bottle of vodka that now contained any sort of nasty, vile fluids that we collected over time One sip was guaranteed to make anyone hurl Looking...[Read More]

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March 14, 2019 Body Horror, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Locations and Sites, Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Strange and Unexplained

Don’t Install the Hangman App

I had just finished another level of my favorite game app when the usual ad popped up I know the companies that design these games need to make money somehow, but the frequent ads get annoying really fast The only good thing about most of them is how short they are This one was different though; it convinced me to watch with its familiar opening tune I recognized it the moment I heard those somber violins play It was Chopin’s “Funeral...[Read More]

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March 13, 2019 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Technology, the Internet, and the Deep Web, Video Games and Gaming

The Unfortunate Life of Jamie Robert Mitchum

My mother always told me to stay away from Jamie Robert Mitchum Maybe I should have listened to her I guess I didn’t really understand why at the time I guess children are more trusting Sure, he was strange Anybody could see that Jamie was the type of kid to play with a magnifying glass on the blacktop during recess He wore the early loss of his mother on his sleeve and the bruises from bouts with bullies on his arms Jamie...[Read More]

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March 12, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

The Old Lie of the Dead Lands

The Old Lie of the Dead Lands 'frankness as never before, disillusions as never told in the old days, hysterias, trench confessions, laughter out of dead bellies There died a myriad, And of the best, among them, For an old bitch gone in the teeth, For a botched civilization' - Ezra Pound (Hugh Selwyn Mauberley [Part I]) Part I When the Moon Shines Bright on Charlie Chaplin The guns fell silent against the slow dimming of the light, leaving only the mist Eerie stillness punctuated by the odd cough, an errant moan,...[Read More]

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March 11, 2019 Artifacts and Objects, Historical Fiction, Journals and Diaries, Strange and Unexplained

The Portal in the Woods

“Dad, you said you’d play catch with me!” I yelled as my father walked past me to his office, where he spent most of his days when he wasn’t at work “I’m sorry, bud, I’ve gotta get these documents done for tomorrow’s big meeting We’ll do it another day, okay” I frowned That was the same excuse he always gave me, and the same follow-up he always had ‘We’ll do it another day,’ Yeah, yeah, sure we will, I thought The longer...[Read More]

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March 10, 2019 Children and Childhood, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Nature and the Outdoors, Science Fiction and Aliens, Strange and Unexplained