I Found a Human Tooth in My Pocket
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6.05

I Found a Human Tooth in My Pocket

I was sitting in an AA meeting when I found the tooth in my pocket. This was two and a half weeks ago. I always hit the Saturday night meeting in the city – it’s ...
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I Know the Reason Why So Many People Commit Suicide on New Year's, and It's Terrifying
Average Rating:
7.19

I Know the Reason Why So Many People Commit Suicide on New Year’s, and It’s Terrifying

I usually spend every New Year’s celebration at home with a bottle of liquor as my only dependable company. Last year, I was doing just that while binge-watching Supernatural. I remember checking my phone to ...
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The Stars of Bigface Marsh
Average Rating:
7.12

The Stars of Bigface Marsh

It was cold. Cold and dark. That’s all I could feel when I stared into the black abyss, that made up its eyes. There was a tingling sensation in my feet, that slowly rose up ...
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The Shimmering Statue
Average Rating:
7.14

The Shimmering Statue

Mark is not my real name. I’m changing the names for others’ privacy too. I’ll tell you why I can’t sleep. You’ll find this a bit strange but I swear it’s all true. I’m friends ...
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Water Puppet
Average Rating:
8.17

Water Puppet

Some people call me a hero. I can’t disagree with them, because it’s actually kind of true. Believe it or not, I’ve saved a drowning man, pulled a girl from a burning building, and I ...
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Spring Flu
Average Rating:
8.13

Spring Flu

The spring flu had been going around the school like usual, but some people were sicker than normal. They didn’t just have fever and headache – their faces were blotchy, their eyes bulged, and they ...
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I Love Numbers
Average Rating:
8.99

I Love Numbers

I love numbers, even numbers to be exact. I like that there are 48 stairs leading up to my cell. I like that I get precisely four hours of leisure time every day, no more, ...
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Better Films
Average Rating:
8.84

Better Films

My brother has always had a dream of being a great filmmaker. For as long as I can remember it’s been his obsession. He got a video camera for his eighth birthday and would literally ...
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Santa's Other Workshop
Average Rating:
5.17

Santa’s Other Workshop

Perpetual darkness lingered at the top of the world. Thick ice, frigid air, and snow covered the lifeless mountainscape. However, the endless night did not go unchallenged. A single source of light illuminated the sky ...
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The Problem with the Drains
Average Rating:
7.68

The Problem with the Drains

“Man, that shift sucks!”  I hear it all the time.  I can understand why people say it; I used to think the same thing.  I still do some days.  I’m one of the lucky people ...
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Santa's Magic
Average Rating:
8.75

Santa’s Magic

The night of Christmas Eve 2008 is a blur, depending on how much medication I am given that day. I can avoid the nurses for a couple of hours, but not too long. I suppose ...
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The Whistler in the Night
Average Rating:
9.3

The Whistler in the Night

Every night, no matter the weather, something walks down our street whistling softly. You can only hear it if you’re in the living room or the kitchen when they walk by and it always starts ...
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Stay Off the Ice
Average Rating:
8.19

Stay Off the Ice

Ever since grade three, my friends and I could make Derek Zimmer believe anything. Anything. From Pop-Rocks and Coke will make your stomach explode; to earwigs actually burrow in your ears (and one’s on your ...
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Snow Day
Average Rating:
6.92

Snow Day

Jake Thomasson pulled the sleeve of his sweatshirt down, covering his hand, and wiped away the condensation from the window.  It was the third time he had done this in the past ten minutes, but ...
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A Christmas Story
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5.1

A Christmas Story

I sigh, stretch, and push myself away from my laptop. I let the chair spin for before lazily dragging my foot to stop it. I had been working on a new story. One about Christmas, ...
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Sole Survivor
Average Rating:
7.91

Sole Survivor

He was cold.  Bitterly so. It was not the unforgiving December wind creating lazy vortexes in the freshly falling snow; rather, it was the numbness that consumed both body and soul in one fatal, unseen ...
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11 Rules for Idiots Who Bought a Haunted House
Average Rating:
8.12

11 Rules for Idiots Who Bought a Haunted House

Well you really screwed up this time, didn’t you? You found a gnarly deal on a beautiful home that almost seemed too good to be true, and you jumped at it. And now that you’re ...
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Carrots and Whiskey
Average Rating:
8.06

Carrots and Whiskey

The alarm was horribly loud in his left ear, a persistent high pitched beep forcing him from his dreamless, alcohol-soaked slumber into a hangover-heavy wakefulness. Jim groaned, rolling away from the insistent machine and negligently ...
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The Elf on the Shelf
Average Rating:
7.91

The Elf on the Shelf

Growing up, or at least since the mid-two thousands, my house always had an Elf on the Shelf during the Christmas season. If you don’t know, Elves on the Shelf are these little elf dolls ...
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The Reason I Don't Do Cold Readings Anymore
Average Rating:
8.88

The Reason I Don’t Do Cold Readings Anymore

I don’t do 'cold readings' anymore. I don’t tell fortunes. I don’t read tea leaves. And I do not do contact ‘the other side’. Look, don’t judge me alright? It was an easy gig. I ...
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