Tessa stepped onto the stage. Her whole body shook as she walked across it to the podium. She had to hold onto the hard mahogany structure to keep herself from falling. Her hands were slick with sweat. She looked over at the president, "I'm not...

Detention. Joel hated detention. Detention and Mr. Briars. And his classmates. Detention, Mr. Briars and his classmates. And school in general. Pretty much anything and anyone associated with school he hated. Not that he showed it though - he was pretty good at playing the...

The broken blade flashed as it streaked above the desert, circling end over end then striking the rocky ground with a clink. It lay there gleaming in the slanted rays of the sun like lost treasure. The other half of the blade remained lodged firmly...

Hello there, Iโ€™m writing this all down to try and warn international students about the dangers of studying abroad, and no, this is not some information piece about how you shouldnโ€™t keep too much money on you or not taking rides from strangers. This is...

Fame. Who doesn't want it? Maybe some people prefer to stay out of the limelight, but not me. I crave being famous, seek it, fantasize about it endlessly. I can't stop thinking about it and all the power and worth it...

You woke up to a faint clattering noise, wondering what it was. For a moment, you pondered just sleeping through it, but considering it awakened you it could be a better idea to check it out - and rid yourself of a potential cause of...

Itโ€™s Friday evening. Your parents are away for the weekend, and they left you in charge of looking after your little brother while theyโ€™re gone. At age seventeen, youโ€™re more than capable of making sure a nine-year-old doesnโ€™t get himself killed. Even though itโ€™s a...

Sometimes, otherworldly beings find interesting ways to try and contact you. They might use a Ouija Board, or maybe come to you in a dream, or sometimes they speak through another person. They each have their own style and preference thatโ€™s particular to them. The...

I stared up and into the heavens. Stars dotted the evening sky like little white splotches of paint haphazardly splattered across a black canvas by some wannabe artist believing himself to be the second coming of Jackson Pollock. It reminded me of the type of...

The night was painted like a scene in a bad horror movie, the wind howling through the cracks in the windows sounding like the screaming of a tortured woman. The house vibrated with each crack of thunder and the lightening lit up the house as...

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It began about a week ago, as I slept. I was having the most bizarre nightmare I've ever had. I was alone, and surrounded by darkness. I couldnโ€™t see or sense anything. I couldnโ€™t even see my own body. Then something started. At first it was just...

I was never a superstitious person: the idea of unknown forces affecting my life never was one that appealed to me. Personally, I thought the idea to be utterly ridiculous, and I scoffed at any fool who believed otherwise. Avoiding black cats, never crossing someone...

As children, we often get ourselves into trouble by not listening to our parents or sneaking into places we shouldn't be. This is Nicole's story. September 22, 1988 Ever since she was a little girl, 14-year-old Nicole had a fascination of exploring unfamiliar places. For this expedition,...