A beautiful snowfall โ€“ the first since Kara had moved in to the small, cozy house she had rented. It was in the country, and the perfect place to complete her online university classes while also fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a starving artist...

When I woke up in the morning, I knew something was off. It wasn't until after my morning shower and shave that I figured it out. Not until my toothbrush slipped into a new gap in my smile. I froze, bristles bridging the gap, as...

Cryptozoology: the study of organic life whose existence has not yet been proven. Gibraltar Island, 2007 Two men had planned a diving trip into Lake Erie to study the effects of the pollution on the walleye and common...

Allen hurriedly gulped down the last of his milk when he heard the doorbell ring. โ€œMom! Chad and Mike are here, Iโ€™m leaving for school,โ€ he shouted at the ceiling of the kitchen. He grabbed his backpack off the counter and headed for the door. โ€œWait!โ€ His...

In the end, I know that Iโ€™m damned. I've lost them twice over; once in failing to save them, and again in failing to avenge them. Whatever mercies God might have shown me for these troubles have surely been swallowed up in the magnitude of...

When I turned eighteen, I lived in a small dorm at a college in the middle of Nevada. I had traveled down a few cities from my parents, and without a driverโ€™s license, I couldnโ€™t drive to and from their house to visit them every...

David Andrew Kinyon had a problem. He was nine years old, and still only four feet tall, making him shorter than all the boys, and even some of the girls in his class, a mortifying fact that he preferred to never speak of. David...