You open your eyes. An endless ocean of black fills your vision. You blink, trying to cast the darkness away. But the veils of blackness still loom over your body. You try to move, but a cold wall -inches away from your face- pins you...

I had always wondered what the bottom of a lake looked like, and now I know. It looks like the sun setting over the horizon, where the farthest depths of sky are black, but you can see a kind of layered improvement in the light...

The sounds of sirens slowly faded in the background, I still couldnโ€™t believe it. Dave wasโ€ฆ.gone. I made my way to my now empty and currently trashed apartment, the police tape now taken down from the entrance of my bedroom. I held the white envelope...

I had been living alone for over a year. The divorce was a difficult one but, since the scumbag ran off with another woman, at least I got the house. It was a modest ranch home with a lot of acreage, though surrounded by woods...

I had a knack for fixing things. Trinkets, houses, and buildings, anything that needed fixing in my miniscule town. It wasn't very ambitious, but at least my parents approved. It made me a modest amount of money that kept me ahead of my bills,...

Orange light flickered and danced in the center of my vision. The dying heat barely reached me now, but there was no going back out there for more fuel at this point. At least it had stopped snowing. I had always been told not to...

Content warning: this pasta contains some gore. He was born with a caul. That was all we knew, and that was all we needed to know. It was a hideous deformity, an extra layer of skin that covered at birth his face at birth and marked...

There's a girl in my class. I mean, I swear she is there. Every day, she walks in, three and a half minutes late, like clockwork. Her skin is pale and sickly looking, and it appears as though she hasn't eaten in weeks. Her ghastly figure stumbles...

The hangers are still swinging in my wardrobe and all my clothes are scattered around the room. Iโ€™m stood in the doorway trying to make sense of the situation: who the hell has been in here? There is no sign of a forced entry; the...

Skype is a pretty useful tool to me. Iโ€™m an artist, so I tend to use my hands a lot and skype lets me talk without having to hold a phone. Guess Iโ€™m just too much of a multitasker for my own good. But, whether...

Everyone has tales about the strange and bizarre. My story is about how my half-hole mask saved my life, and continues to save my life to this very day. Late in December, I was traveling north from California to my home state of Oregon. Nothing...

No one hears much about the little town of Saint Pauls, North Carolina. Itโ€™s located in the southern part of North Carolina, literally two hours away from the South Carolina border. Itโ€™s a quiet town located right off of the interstate 95. When you...

It was almost three oโ€™clock in the morning when something woke Leah up. She stayed in bed for a few groggy minutes, warm beneath the familiar blankets. For the last three days, an enormous rain storm had been falling on the island of Kauai, bringing...

Recognition without context. A wall. A painting. A fireplace. A lamp. I see these things and I know them, but I do not know why. Who once told me what a fireplace is and what it is for? How do I recognize it without memory, and yet...