Long ago, there was a Buddhist priest named Kaian Zenji who always wore a blue robe. He spent his days travelling around Japan, meditating, praying and trying to help those who were in need. One evening, he came to a village called Tomita. As soon as...

I sat on the bus, on my way to school. Listening to music, and paying little to no attention to the other students. At one of the stops my mind snapped back to reality. I looked towards the small house. Tommyโ€™s house, I thought. A hand slipped through the...

โ€œIโ€™m so cold.โ€ This was the first thought that entered into Amberโ€™s dazed consciousness. Her eyelids flickered open to see nothing but hazy darkness around her. Moaning softly, she struggled to raise her body from the prone position she lay in, wrapping her bare arms around...

After a night of carousing with his buddies, Billy was ready to head home. "Are you sure you want to walk home by yourself?" asked Todd, "You've heard the rumors, right?" "What rumors?" ask Billy. "You know, the problem...

I always have a torch in my pocket these days. I found a small LED one at an electronics store for a couple of bucks, and I keep it on me at all times. It's actually really bright, despite the size. I bought five, the...

I didnโ€™t want to move to a new place. All of my toys were in boxes and we didnโ€™t have any T.V. Mom told me to play outside but she was always busy and Dad was at work. There werenโ€™t any kids around there anyway....

I wasnโ€™t very old when I first saw it. Maybe about five or six or so. It was a long time ago. But I remember it well. For what feels like the longest time, the whole experience of it felt...

The river runs foul with the stench of death. It wonโ€™t be long now. For ten years I have fled, found each and every rock to hide beneath, a plethora of gutters soaked in the outcast remains of civilisation. No city, nor village, nor town...

A routine can be defined by a series of regular actions followed in a similar pattern. Most people have many routines they follow on a day to day basis, be it a morning routine before they go to work, or the order of machines they...

It all started as a story. A single piece of text that people enjoyed to read. It was a way of passing the time with jolts of fear and suspense. Wondering if it were real or not. People would read them, contemplate them, then laugh...

Endless. Dark. That was the road in front of me, stretching out farther than the eye could see in this inky blackness. Not a star in the sky tonight, and the moon seemed to be hiding from view as well. That was okay because I actually preferred...

Mirrors, a window in which oneโ€™s true self can be viewed. But something has always been off about mirrors, you can't deny it. Deep down in your brain there is always some bad feeling that you can't quite put your finger on when you stare...

Statistically speaking, you are a deist. Nine in ten people on the entire earth believe in some god or set of such. Christianity, Hindu, Islam, Judaism, Hellenists, you name it. You believe that your all powerful being of choice created the universe. And most of...