Graffiti Joe
Average Rating:
6.97

Graffiti Joe

It was the Christmas season. It had just gotten dark, as I was finally able to leave the office that night after working overtime. The streets were damp from the heavy rain; it had been ...
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White Christmas
Average Rating:
8.01

White Christmas

Living in lower Alabama, we rarely receive snow. I spent most of my life wishing for a white Christmas, a white Christmas that never came. I have only seen snow twice in my thirty-three years ...
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Tonight's Entertainment
Average Rating:
7.43

Tonight’s Entertainment

In the dark of the night, little children often feel as if they see demons in their closet, and as if someone is watching them. The inky blackness of the night changes their familiar bedrooms ...
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Pretty Paper
Average Rating:
7.67

Pretty Paper

One contrary wheel wobbled erratically as Thomas Moon pushed against the weighted shopping cart. He looked down at the mountain of Christmas presents and imagined his poor wallet gasping for air and fainting in a ...
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My Old Home Videos Showed Me a Life I Never Lived
Average Rating:
8.26

My Old Home Videos Showed Me a Life I Never Lived

No matter what you see in the coming months, regardless of how convincing it might seem; Know that I didn't want to die. I'm going to take all possible steps to prevent my predetermined demise, ...
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Christmas, 1996
Average Rating:
7.06

Christmas, 1996

“Someone has taken their love of fear one step too far.” Don LaFontaine’s iconic voice emitted from the television set. I ran over to the TV cabinet, nearly knocking over the Christmas tree that Ryan ...
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My Grandmother Left Behind Some Really Dark Secrets
Average Rating:
8.34

My Grandmother Left Behind Some Really Dark Secrets

I really don’t know where to start with this except to say that my grandmother, God rest her soul, has never been a mystery to me. She was an open book to all of us, ...
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Krampus
Average Rating:
8.09

Krampus

Each year on December 5th, a person in my hometown is brutally murdered. The police are at a loss. With each victim, a poetic story is left behind. Below are the stories from the past ...
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The First Day of School
Average Rating:
7.3

The First Day of School

My father is a construction manager and because of his career, we have to move around the country every few years. In my 15 years, I have lived in six different states: New Mexico, Illinois, ...
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It Wasn’t a Reindeer
Average Rating:
8.57

It Wasn’t a Reindeer

“Christ,” I muttered to myself, as the first flakes of snow started to fall.  They gathered in fuzzy clumps over the windshield before my wipers cleared them away.  I’d been waiting for fifteen — no, ...
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Tantrum
Average Rating:
7.66

Tantrum

Let me just make something clear: I never get to go out somewhere nice. Like ever. My best friend and I struggle just to pay our bills every month, so anything fancier than McDonald's is usually out ...
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Old Man Winter
Average Rating:
8.68

Old Man Winter

Thank you for coming, doctor. I honestly didn't think the renowned psychoanalyst, Jeffrey Gilland, would see me. Then again, it isn’t every day you are handed the opportunity to interview an insane colleague. And I ...
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The Marwyndoon
Average Rating:
8.01

The Marwyndoon

Forgive me if I'm curt, but I've had a shitty night. And honestly? I don't see it getting any better. I don't know where my girlfriend is. My clothes smell like fish guts. There are ...
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Toys in the Attic
Average Rating:
8.38

Toys in the Attic

Christmas has always been a hard time for me. Childhood memories of bickering relatives, drunken tirades, and hostile dinner conversations made me wince at the mere mention of the holiday. In the Christmas of 1989, ...
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Acts of Vengeance
Average Rating:
8.92

Acts of Vengeance

The bell above the door rang noisily as I entered the bookshop.  My hopes of just browsing through the books without attracting the attention of a well-intentioned but usually annoying clerk were immediately dashed.  I ...
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A Cat in the Dark
Average Rating:
8.55

A Cat in the Dark

This is a story about an old Welsh witch. It was All Hallows’ Day, 1 November 1974, when the people of my village awoke to find that my house had burnt down. My parents’ charred ...
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The Real Logan Paul Has Been Dead For Years
Average Rating:
7.57

The Real Logan Paul Has Been Dead For Years

You don’t know me.  Chances are, the people I’m going to be talking about barely remember me, either.  In fact, if you asked the people who were there, they’d probably even deny I was there ...
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My Neighbor Is Using Power Tools Past 10 PM
Average Rating:
7.14

My Neighbor Is Using Power Tools Past 10 PM

I swear I’m not being that pedantic asshole neighbor. Noise ordinance starts at 10 pm and most people respect it because there are a lot of young kids in the neighborhood. But my neighbor across ...
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A Summer of Wolves
Average Rating:
8.37

A Summer of Wolves

Part I Six years ago, if you’d asked me about the supernatural, I would have told you that it was a pretty entertaining show I’d seen on TV but none of that was or could ...
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My Father Punished Me When I Talked to Ghosts
Average Rating:
9.25

My Father Punished Me When I Talked to Ghosts

I’ve been blind since birth. As I grew up, everything was described to me in such vivid detail that I didn’t even realize why it was that important to see, especially having no reference point ...
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