At first we didn't even understand what was going on. Well, by we I mean those of us who do not hold degrees in astronomy and quantum physics. We were told that earth's spin was slowing and would come to a full stop in less...

The blazing gold sun wanes in the sky over the still lake, its light rays coming down, touching the water and the land stretching beyond it. As the wondrous ball of light sinks into the horizon, bushy-tailed deer frolic through the grassy plains, running across...

Acknowledging the paranormal entity only gives it strength. Acknowledging, in this sense, refers to admitting to yourself and those around you that there's an entity bugging you. Entity is the species name for the beings I speak of, the things which mortals have named ghosts,...

"Shhhh shhhh, it's okay baby, I'm here now." She coos into my ear, stroking my feverish cheek as I sit still in her gentle embrace. She hums a soft tune I've never heard before. I can't believe it's already been a whole hour since I first...

Ruby was in her usual spot. Sitting cross-legged, right under the stern “No Busking” sign that was screwed into the old brickwork. “Busking” being the British term for street-performance; juggling, fire-breathing, magic tricks, whatever. Ruby was a musician though. A pretty good one, so she’d been...

I never used to frequent bars, at least not as much as I do now. With no job, no family, no nothing to return to, save for a bottle and an ashtray, I couldn’t find anywhere else to waste time. ...

Compared to where I normally bed down, Avery's place was the fuckin' Taj Mahal. He gave me the tour, indicating matters of importance by pointing his burning Newport around the dusty place, "Over there is the shitter, and that's the beer fridge." There was...

“Sixty seconds.” The coxswain’s warning was punctuated by the deafening thud of the Zodiac’s hull hammering into an oncoming swell. Although my eyes were locked on the stern of the rapidly approaching cargo ship, I found myself involuntarily reaching for my vest, taking account of all...

I have had a keen interest in the supernatural ever since I was seven years old. That door in our house that slammed itself shut back in 1990 was my first “scary” encounter (yes, I know, there are more frightening occurrences in the world than...

Mitch, Bill and I knew this church well. We all grew up going to it. Now of course we had all 'fallen away' so to speak. It is not a hard church to get into. The second floor windows were never locked and there...

Grandpa told me, a long time ago About a man he once saw walking in the snow. The man’s shoes were golden and brown; The colors were the sun and the blood of the town. ------ In bed one night, when the dogs were outside, And momma was talking to the...

As many college students do, I practically lived off fast food and pizza delivery during my years as an undergraduate. I went to a school in my home town, so lucky enough for me I didn't have to live on campus and suffer through the...

I was thrown into an inescapable void, and the depths of my soft blankets were the only protection I had from the shadows that seeped from the corners of my bedroom. After retreating into the safety of my blanket, I realized I had forgotten...