The sun warmed my face through the car window as I drove down the isolated stretch of road. I looked back at my daughter in the back seat who giggled, waving her feet. I contentedly sighed and focused my attention back on the road. This...

It will happen when you are alone. It can happen anytime, anywhere, it does not matter. You will be walking and will be in no great hurry. That is when you will meet him: The bum. The people who have met him have all...

Dear Reader, At the corner of Winter and Broad there is an abandoned house. Go into that house. The front door is closed but unlocked. Nobody lives inside, not even homeless people would dare stay in a place like that for more than a night. When...

On the very first day that Sam walked home 'as a mature teenager', the sky was overcast and the air wore a chill. At fourteen years old, Sam was at the age where independence called her name at every opportunity, and as her mother had...

"Never go into the forests, child," my mother used to say to me when I was little. "Horrible things lie within those forests. Horrible, horrible things." "What kinds of horrible things, mother?" I'd ask in return. ...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptJ41YxiOa4[/embedyt] And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you - Leviticus 11:...

It was a beautiful morning when I woke up that day. The sky was clear and the weather was perfect. It had been a hot summer, much more so than usual, and I like so many other residents of my town had decided the best...

They arrived in the morning, any signs of good spirits drowned out by the roar of the boat’s engine. It was peaceful, like all graveyards. The divers dropped into the waves, taking shallow breaths in the sudden cold. They swam into the depths. Their flashlights...

May, 2014 I opened the door, and I was met with the cold blast of Antarctica’s winter winds. I wasn’t really sure why I was here; I just needed to get away from the others. This was my first stay over winter in the base. I...

It began around three in the morning with a phone call. I was a college freshman, sharing a dorm room with another college freshman. We were both locals, and even though we’d gone to different high schools, it helped us get along. I wasn’t exactly...

You crawl into bed at around nine. Funny, that's a little early for you, but you don't seem to care. You toss and turn for a few minutes, before you feel it. Somebody's watching you, you're sure of it. You scan the room, finding nothing,...

1 Nobody was surprised when Old Man Billings disappeared. He’d been wandering off for years, blind drunk, turning up sprawled across somebody’s back porch or curled up in the bed of somebody’s pick-up a few days later. The longest I’d ever heard of him being gone...

The submission form is once again open and ready for your stories! The July/August submission period will run from July 5, 2014 - August 20, 2014. If you did not receive a reply to your submission from the April/May period, your story was rejected. Do not...

SUPPORT DESK TRANSCRIPT ID: 100156-03 Supp User: Jim_D Call Date/Time: 08-16-201X Cust Acc: 212254674 Supervisor Notes: Customer account identified at intro - passed thru to support. FLSH case No. 83447 ====================================== JIM: Hi. I'm Jim, your mobile phone...

She sits upright before us, like a tree trunk still and dynamic, and her frail fingers are placed alert on the ivory. Her old lungs fill and release once as the room slowly revolves around. We are dark icy planets to her sun. Then patiently,...