The three of us sit together in my backyard, beer bottles spread all around our little triangle. Leftover garbage from the sandwiches we ate earlier accompany those same beer bottles. I personally prefer Modelo, but all Santiago managed to bring us were some lukewarm, probably...

The goldfish bobbed up and down at Madeline, occasionally turning to peer at the city through its cellophane bag as she took it home. The wind kicked up dust and debris from the gutters into Madelineโ€™s eyes and her back ached from hauling her motherโ€™s...

Summer camp was a memorable part of my childhood, but most memorable was that summer of '72. It was my last summer as a kid. I had just turned fifteen and was looking forward to starting high school in the fall with the older teenagers....

โ€œAs the Wolf keeps count of the Deer so there is one that keeps count of Man.โ€ - the Repokan In the winter of 1683, a frontiersman of Swedish descent sits in the light of a tallow candle, a raven feather dipped in ink quivering in his...

THE DEATH OF WILLIAM MCLOUGHLIN โ€œItโ€™s like something out of The X-Files,โ€ I said, aghast. It was close to midnight and to my horror Iโ€™d been called out to investigate the death of a child, a seven-year-old boy by the name of William McLoughlin. The boyโ€™s father,...

Cliff was finally upon the small Louisiana town of Crescent Falls that he had sought out. It was an unassuming, run down town that normally wouldnโ€™t attract anyone. But Cliff was not just passing through, and he wasnโ€™t your average traveler. Cliff had a penchant...

Marjorie had been lingering outside the nondescript metal door for nearly two hours, appearing to study the door and the faded sign above it. The Deli, it read in dusty script. Her coat was wrapped as tightly around her as the fraying fabric allowed, but...

CHAPTER ONE Demons Of Darkness by Olivia B. She stood on the bridge In silence and fear For the demons of darkness Had driven her here They cut her heart Right out of her chest Making her believe That the demons knew best They were always there Sometimes just out of sight Waiting in the background Till the time...

I had always made it a point to avoid that isolated stretch of road like the plague. Iโ€™d heard so many stories about it, and even though I was certain that most of them were untrue, my disbelief did not squelch my fear of driving...

Hello, My name is Diogo and I live in a small village located in central Portugal. Things are quiet here : I go to school, I have many friends and even have a girlfriend. Itโ€™s all going great, and this despite my handicap. At least, thatโ€™s the...

The Engineer sat quietly in his chair, hands folded in his lap, staring at the blank walls of his office. It was almost time to press the button. That was his job. Every hour on the hour from nine to five he would press the...

That infernal sound wakes me once again. At first I canโ€™t place it as I ascend from the murky depths of sleep. Then I hear it again as the fog is clearing - the familiar honking of a car horn. โ€œNot again,โ€ I murmur and turn...