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STOP-115
Average Rating:
8.87

STOP-115

I smelled the coal smoke before I opened my eyes. For a moment, I was eight again, in the shop where my grandfather repaired motors. ย I used to sit by his old stove and watch him ...
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Demon's Den
Average Rating:
7

Demon’s Den

I moved to London from India immediately after my wedding with Karan. My husband was living in London for 6 years and his then accommodation was a shady studio apartment, which to me was simply uninhabitable ...
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Project Atlantis
Average Rating:
8.91

Project Atlantis

I was part of Project Atlantis. Among the various scientific endeavors undertaken by the Russian government throughout the mid-late 20th century, underwater exploration was always kept quiet. Attempts had been made to source renewable energy, document ...
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Autopilot
Average Rating:
7.83

Autopilot

Have you ever forgotten your phone? When did you realize youโ€™d forgotten it? Iโ€™m guessing you didnโ€™t just smack your forehead and exclaim โ€˜damnโ€™ apropos of nothing. The realization probably didnโ€™t dawn on you spontaneously. More ...
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My Coworker Showed Up For His Opening Shift, the Day After His Funeral
Average Rating:
7.66

My Coworker Showed Up For His Opening Shift, the Day After His Funeral

This happened to me a few years ago when I was working for a small-time administration office as a security guard. The building had just been purchased by the company and was in a sad state ...
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The New Guard at San Quentin Prison Isn't Human
Average Rating:
6.19

The New Guard at San Quentin Prison Isn’t Human

My eyes opened quickly as I heard the whisper. โ€œWanna see something, Charlie?โ€ It happened last night. The newest prison guard on the block opened my cell, smiled, and informed me I was to gather my ...
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The Statues
Average Rating:
7.59

The Statues

I never liked going to my aunt Paolaโ€™s house. Honestly, I never liked her either. Sheโ€™s a creepy bible-thumping Jesus fanatic and sheโ€™d always circle over me like a vulture. But none of that creeped me ...
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Officer Down
Average Rating:
6.95

Officer Down

[Recording begins] "The date is November 1st, 2018. This isโ€“" [coughs] "This is Detective Ray Sherman, excuse me. Badge number 13557, of the Internal Affairs Investigation Unit, number 334. We are investigating the night of October ...
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When the Circus Came to Town
Average Rating:
8.82

When the Circus Came to Town

The tents appeared in the middle of the night, without preamble. There was some heated discussion at city hall, because not even the mayor knew they were coming. They mustโ€™ve worked out something, though, because the ...
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Alone
Average Rating:
8.83

Alone

Part 1: Good Will Hunting Iโ€™m a producer for Alone, the TV show on History. This story is about a participant we had in season 2, whose footage we had to cut. Iโ€™ve never felt comfortable ...
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I Can't Wake Up
Average Rating:
7.75

I Can’t Wake Up

Though I've spiced up the narrative a bit, this is a mostly accurate account of what happens to me on a regular basis. Throughout my life I've been diagnosed with various sleep disorders, the most common ...
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The Witch of Arlena Falls
Average Rating:
8.62

The Witch of Arlena Falls

5:58 AM โ€œThere is an unexpected turn in the weather this morning, say our local meteorologists. Instead of seeing a warm day, we are getting a snowstorm that sources are saying could turn into the storm ...
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Terminal C
Average Rating:
6.99

Terminal C

My family and I moved to Denver about two years ago. I work for an art school that transferred me from my remote Orlando office, and the city that I had called home for the past ...
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Stories For My Daughter
Average Rating:
8.75

Stories For My Daughter

I know they say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for me it's Halloween. I deck the hall with cobwebs and fake spiders. It's just such a special time. Autumn is here ...
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Unfinished Business
Average Rating:
7.51

Unfinished Business

I live in a country where, unfortunately, Halloween is not a big thing. Itโ€™s almost not a thing at all, and this fact disappoints me to no end. Iโ€™m a bored 19-year-old living in a small ...
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Hallowed Ground
Average Rating:
8.99

Hallowed Ground

I donโ€™t think thereโ€™s anything more beautiful than a cemetery in the fall, though I love cemeteries no matter the season. Thereโ€™s normally an abundance of majestically tall trees, more than you typically find in a ...
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My Son Did Something Terrible on Halloween
Average Rating:
7.09

My Son Did Something Terrible on Halloween

I have a confession to make. I have been trying so hard to forget what I saw, but now that Halloween is right around the corner again, all these memories resurfaced all of a sudden. I ...
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The Library is Hungry
Average Rating:
4.89

The Library is Hungry

Most towns have a library. Theyโ€™re public buildings, institutions of knowledge and fantasy. The books held within are almost sacred; librarians and their assistants: the priests and acolytes of knowledge and lore. Some libraries, however, are ...
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Little Lucy
Average Rating:
7.02

Little Lucy

Grandma Elouise had strictly forbidden everyone in the family from going into the attic of her old farmhouse. She insisted that the ceiling door was far too heavy, and that someone would throw out their back, ...
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Have You Ever Been to Bunnyman Bridge?
Average Rating:
8.12

Have You Ever Been to Bunnyman Bridge?

โ€œDude, youโ€™ve never heard of Bunnyman Bridge?โ€ I had been living in Virginia for less than six months when my buddy Scott asked me this question. I was a recent transplant from New Jersey and had ...
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My Boyfriend Investigated A Strange Noise on Halloween
Average Rating:
6.83

My Boyfriend Investigated A Strange Noise on Halloween

I've always enjoyed Halloween. It's a great holiday, it's fun, and above all, I like getting scared. All these reasons make it like Christmas for me and my family. My parents actually like it as much ...
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