Pica
Average Rating:
8.83

Pica

I recall when we first found the grove. The trees glowed, illuminated by late sunlight coming in shafts down into the valley, the thick smell of decaying fruit rising up toward us, sweet and sour ...
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Barricade
Average Rating:
8.51

Barricade

I'm about to do a very stupid thing. I know it's stupid. I know it. But I don't think I have a choice anymore. And I have to do it now, while I have the ...
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I Raised the Devil's Daughter
Average Rating:
7.72

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 ...
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The Unfortunate Life of Jamie Robert Mitchum
Average Rating:
8

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 ...
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Daddy's Little Angel
Average Rating:
7.72

Daddy’s Little Angel

She has her mother’s bright blue eyes, Daddy’s Little Angel does. And the most beautiful smile you’ve ever seen. She could melt an iceberg, she could. Everyone that knows her just loves her to death, ...
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Do Not Enter
Average Rating:
7.39

Do Not Enter

I was usually the type to stay out of trouble and away from danger but Jim on the other hand, was the rebellious type. Usually a long-time friend can pursued you into doing pretty much ...
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Last Of The Sparks
Average Rating:
8.67

Last Of The Sparks

Back in February of 2008, I decided that I needed a change in my monotonous life. Whether that change would come in the form of a new job or a new toothbrush, I didn't know ...
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12 Steps
Average Rating:
9.06

12 Steps

Danny knew he had made a mistake in coming, but he took a seat nonetheless. All of the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on his side of town seemed warm and welcoming. All of the people were ...
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The Slender Man
Average Rating:
8.82

The Slender Man

The Slender Man is an alleged paranormal figure purported to have been in existence for centuries, covering a large geographic area. Believers in the Slender Man tie his appearances in with many other legends around ...
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The Ones Who Sleep Alone
Average Rating:
7.15

The Ones Who Sleep Alone

During my junior year of college, I was on a bit of a bender. My high school girlfriend finally called it quits for the third time and the lure of the one night stand caught ...
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Chocoholic
Average Rating:
7.11

Chocoholic

I spent almost four months looking for Otto. He went missing shortly after the old chocolate factory began operating again. Allegedly - according to the reports, at least - there was an "incident" during a ...
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The Guy in Room 302
Average Rating:
7.99

The Guy in Room 302

It's the summer, and you're out of your college classes for at least a week or two, before the next semester starts. You've spent this time lounging around and sleeping a lot. But lately, correspondence ...
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The Rose of Dread Mother
Average Rating:
4.74

The Rose of Dread Mother

I was 12 years old when I met my mother. We just moved into a new neighborhood. Autumn leaves began to dribble as my dad started to unpack our things. My brother, who was 4 ...
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People
Average Rating:
8.28

People

You lay in your bed quietly. Your window is open, a light breeze flowing through. You stare up at the ceiling, watching time pass by. Why is it so hard to sleep? you silently wonder, ...
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I'm a Glutton
Average Rating:
7.58

I’m a Glutton

You know that feeling you get when you eat too much? That uncomfortable pressure that just makes your throat feel like a pipe ready to burst? I wish I could feel that. Stuffed, full. I've ...
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Just Another Midnight
Average Rating:
8.83

Just Another Midnight

 “I couldn’t exist in a world devoid of marvels… even if they frighten me to consider them.” -       Catlin R. Kiernan 12:09 a.m. There’s got to be something wrong with me. Seriously, ...
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The Piano's Song
Average Rating:
6.64

The Piano’s Song

She sits upright before us, like a tree trunk still and dynamic, and her frail fingers are placed alert on the ivory. Her old lungs fill and release once as the room slowly revolves around ...
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The Monkey's Paw
Average Rating:
7.28

The Monkey’s Paw

I. Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of Laburnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at chess, the former, who possessed ...
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Brown Spots
Average Rating:
5.75

Brown Spots

May 25th, 2017. I think there's something growing in my bathroom. I live in what can best be described as a town house with my parents, brother, and cat. My room's on the second floor, ...
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The Cube
Average Rating:
8.26

The Cube

"I'll be there in a minute. Give me a moment to unlock the door- there. Ah, it's you! Come in, please, come in. Er, may I take your coat? There we go. I'll be just ...
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