I didn't want us to move, but my parents didn't give me a say in the matter. My father's new job paid much better than anything he could have landed within driving distance of our home in the city, and the new company agreed to...

I always thought that I was pretty safe from most things since I was living on a military base. The past recent events have proved otherwise. My name is Seaman Murphy, U.S. Navy and I’m writing this to warn future sailors or anyone in the...

This week, I moved into a new house. The house itself is lovely, with two stories, three bedrooms, two baths, a fenced-in backyard, and a big kitchen. The tree in the front yard is tall and strong and does a fine job of blocking my...

Nippy. It’s just a smidgen nippy outside. Perfect. I think to myself as I walk through the late autumn air. β€œI estimate that it’s in the low fifties or high forties.” I say to no one in particular. No one at all actually. I, of...

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 β€œNo Busking” sign that was screwed into the old brickwork. β€œBusking” 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...

I am going to tell you a story from my childhood, but I admit that I am not sure the events of the story ever truly happened at all. Although I acknowledge that there might be nothing beyond present human understanding happening here, I...