Recently Published Stories (Sorted by Date)

The Spirit of Devil's Curb
Average Rating:
7.8

The Spirit of Devil’s Curb

This story happened when I was about 13 years old. It was a hot summer afternoon and my buddy and I were bored and looking for something to do. For the purposes of this story, I ...
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If a Child With Black Eyes Comes to Your Door Do Not Let Them In
Average Rating:
7.48

If a Child With Black Eyes Comes to Your Door Do Not Let Them In

It started with three light knocks on our door.ย Tap, tap, tap. We seldom had visitors to our small apartment, especially not at this hour. โ€œAre we expecting someone?โ€ my wife asked. โ€œNo,โ€ I said as I ...
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The Dangers of Fame
Average Rating:
6.55

The Dangers of Fame

I awoke to the sun shining through the slit in the curtains and an odd feeling. When I sat up, I was struck with confusion when I saw my surroundings. This wasnโ€™t my house. How did ...
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The Flasher
Average Rating:
6.63

The Flasher

Officer Sparrow walked down Jenkins street in a stride of confidence, though was trying to hide her strong authority beneath a mask of indifference. She was wearing her casual clothes and a thin face of makeup, ...
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A Strange Device
Average Rating:
8.49

A Strange Device

My name is Erika Stanton. You need to understand why I am posting this. The following are replicas of two posts that a friend of mine by the name of Alex Garvey made on a comics ...
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The Waving Girl
Average Rating:
8.52

The Waving Girl

Iโ€™m writing this tonight in desperation. I need help. I need answers. I have seen her for as long as I can remember. My earliest memory is even of her. I was gazing out of my ...
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The Late Show
Average Rating:
8.31

The Late Show

They move again tonight.ย  I lay and watch them, seeing as itโ€™s all I can do. They slip and slide through the street lamp window curtain shaded light and I know my eyes have begun to ...
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One Night Stand
Average Rating:
6.67

One Night Stand

Firstly, Iโ€™d like to say that I donโ€™t normally do this sort of thing. Taking women home from clubs or going home with them, as it was in my case. Iโ€™d always been the guy watching ...
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Messages
Average Rating:
8.34

Messages

It was a cold, rainy afternoon when I pulled up to the old cottage next to the beach in South Haven.ย  It was as run down as might be expected; after all, the family hadnโ€™t been ...
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King's Horses
Average Rating:
7.62

King’s Horses

I started working as a morgue attendant the same September that most of my friends entered college. Iโ€™d applied to a few public schools, but I had no idea what I wanted to do with my ...
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Happy Boy
Average Rating:
6.31

Happy Boy

Chapter One Every morning was the same morning, Happy dressed in faded jeans, a white t-shirt, and ball cap as he grabbed his bag and rushed off to catch the bus. It was more than a ...
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There is Something Very Strange Going On With My Wife
Average Rating:
8.83

There is Something Very Strange Going On With My Wife

Growing up, I always feared monsters. Even in college, which most would consider to be the time when you can first be called an adult, my greatest fears were the monsters under my bed, in the ...
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The Sounding of the Fifth Trumpet
Average Rating:
7.75

The Sounding of the Fifth Trumpet

You have been given a chance; one single opportunity. Just for you, little one. You donโ€™t have to endure the tribulations about to be unleashed. You can escape all of that misery. All you have to ...
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Yvangela
Average Rating:
6.76

Yvangela

Publisher's Note: This story is a sequel to the previously-featured tale, Walburton Park. The author encourages you to read the first installment in the series to better understand the events of this one. You can find ...
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A Strange Village
Average Rating:
6.09

A Strange Village

Mayukoโ€™s Gameboy suddenly turned off. She rolled her eyes and let out a loud sigh: the stupid thing ran out of batteries, again. Mayuko shoved it inside her backpack and looked around. Surprisingly enough, the wagon ...
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Dog Children
Average Rating:
7.44

Dog Children

Iโ€™m going to tell you about a townโ€”a town you should never go to. For your protection, I wonโ€™t tell you the name or location. But Iโ€™ll tell you this: if you ever think you might ...
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The Shadow in the Lake
Average Rating:
7.14

The Shadow in the Lake

It was nothing new. Just a normal trip to the lake. My friends and I had gone to lake Thunderbird many times on weekends, it was our favorite retreat from college and family and everything else ...
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News From the Front
Average Rating:
7.91

News From the Front

Awash with terror, I lay in bed jumping and flinching at every creak. The old country house had always made such noises at night. The beams would creak, the windows would knock and the wind would ...
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Smuggler's Creek
Average Rating:
7.2

Smuggler’s Creek

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 The dynamic of memory has confounded me for my entire life. Memory is itself a living being, eternally aging until it decays and fades away. Each memory lives through its life cycle ...
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I Remember Alice
Average Rating:
8.14

I Remember Alice

I remember Alice. It was the summer of 2004 when the two of us first met. Iโ€™d just started at university. I was a dorky, somewhat awkward-looking girl, too skinny, too flat-chested and with hair that ...
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The Two-Headed Boy
Average Rating:
7.35

The Two-Headed Boy

Watching TV has always been one of our favorite things to do. In the early years, this proved difficult. Remus, being the stronger of our halves, would pull me until the remote was always within reach ...
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