Hope didn't like being home without her parents. All of her friends did, and they had all shared wild tales of what exactly they had done when their parents were gone. They all seemed to get a sense of satisfaction at disobeying their parents and...

Friday 13th November, 2015. At 3:42pm GMT, it happened. The world descended into a sudden, complete darkness. Chaos ensued. In our little office on the 10th floor, we huddled together in that ominous pitch black, awaiting the light. There was a television in our break room, and...

To whom it may concern, I don't know your name and you do not know mine. That's just as well, because I have tried to speak with you these many times before as you leave for work, get your mail, bring your children home from school,...

β€œAlright, kids,” the counselor announced, a devilish grin stretching across her face. β€œYou know what time it is!” Jack nodded vigorously, bouncing up and down with excitement. He had been waiting for this moment all day. β€œThat’s right!” she responded. β€œIt’s time for our scary story competition!...

β€œBobby! Pay attention!” he heard his teacher say. He snapped out of his reverie and looked up to see her glaring at him. β€œDid you hear anything I’ve been saying?” she continued. Bobby shrugged his shoulders. Prior to being disrupted, he was daydreaming that he could...

Until recently, I had considered the reserve near my home just another quiet, if slightly unnerving, relic of pre-suburban life. With sub-divisions and commercial sectors rising steadily around it, the knot of thick trees, greenery and long, straw-like grass had been cast aside by time;...

β€œWill you be with me when the time comes?” Caitlyn asked. Her voice was soft and cracking due to dehydration. Even with the saline solution being pumped through the IV she was still far too weak to talk properly. Her lips were white and cracking like...

There it is! In between the static. It's faint at first, buried deep in the hiss, but after you hear it, after you know it's there it becomes so loud you want to cover your ears and scream. I can sound the words out for you,...

β€œYou may commence, Chief Inspector.” The two constables started to write down notes as I began, my sweating forehead reflecting the bright shine of the desk lamp despite the harsh cold temperature. A notebook with a cheap webcam was recording our talk. β€œWe...

Juliet stood on the sidewalk, hands on her hips, and stared at the house. How depressing. Her Aunt Camilla had passed away just three short months ago. An aneurysm or stroke is what the doctors had said. Camilla had been in her nineties and a...

Every culture has its own unique folklore- traditions and tales passed down through generations. In the modern day, these are often looked upon by most with the idle interest of a time gone by, but I have always found them to be quite fascinating. They...

I've been blind since birth. This in and of itself is not what this is about, but it's a crucial part of the story. Throughout my life, I've used lots of different kinds of assistive technology; braille keyboards, voice command apps, adapted smartphones...