When we are speaking of the supernatural, of the disturbing, of the grotesquely weird and disgusting, we consider only the monsters themselves. We see the twitching limbs and sharp teeth, the death and the despair, and the heart-stopping terror of the moment of death. We...

My brother and I were always the best of friends. We were only a year apart, with him being older, and we spent nearly all of our time together. We grew up in a house pretty far from the rest of the town so...

October 31st 1691 โ€˜โ€™Hurry,โ€™โ€™ Deliverance whispered, her voice softer than the light breeze which tousled her lank grey hair. โ€˜โ€™Bury it, child, bury it deep.โ€™โ€™ Tucking a wayward strand of raven hair behind her ear, Abigail continued scooping up handfuls of soil and tossing them into the...

For several nights I have seen a man vanish into the woods behind my home; a man that I do not recognize. It started three nights ago. I thought nothing of it at first; perhaps he was a homeless man living in some clearing...

Nature is said to be the holder of true beauty, there are people who swear by this and believe it so foolhardily. I believed this too for a time, I never knew of what was truly waiting for all of us in the places...

Ever since the incident Iโ€™ve been so paranoid. No one would even really explain what exactly happened that night. I couldnโ€™t make any sense of it, even though I was there. Every single detail is still etched into my brain, but I still canโ€™t tell...

My name is not Xin, but that is what you can call me. Everything I am about to tell you is completely true. I believe I was born in the early 90's. โ€œBelieveโ€ is the right word in...

โ€œOh, Loki. Stop.โ€ Jamie batted the fluffy tail out of her face. It tickled her. The cat lazily glanced back at her from his spot on the counter and flicked his tail in her direction once more. Jamie rolled her eyes and got up from her...

I remember Phantasia Forest. I bet Iโ€™m one of the few people willing to admit that, and Iโ€™m probably the only person who remembers it for all the good instead of all the bad. Iโ€™ll never forget the summer it opened โ€“ the summer of 1954....

The sun was still up when we arrived. The car park was more of a passing place. Simmers was shuffling in the passenger seat next to me, he was overheating. Dressed in all the latest climbing gear, tin whistle and dodgy Japanese head torch from ebay, he...

1. It is the year 2037. Yeah, okay. I know itโ€™s a cheesy way to start a story, but I just feel that itโ€™s worth mentioning. Especially since it happened 25 years ago. I canโ€™t help but think if I could have saved Jimmy. After all, it...

It is on a cold November night that I wander into the cafรฉ, exhausted, but unable to sleep. My hands are shaking as I pass my change to the bored cashier. Of course, I manage to fumble about half of it on the floor. My...

I spend most of my Thursday nights driving. I drop the girl off at home and then I go, I just go anywhere. I need those few small moments where I can feel completely free from everybody. Thereโ€™s a road that stretches around an old garden...

Margaret Owen stared out into the distance from her quiet Vermont ranch, taking a break from attending to the oddly large quantity of dishes left in the sink. She never quite considered how the sink managed to be full by every evening, considering her husband...

Thomas rose from his modest flower garden and wiped his filthy hands on his jeans. He stood there for a moment, his eyes lingering on the lush blossoms. A sense of accomplishment overcame him. Though the plot was humble, what it lacked in quantity, it...

โ€œI donโ€™t want to move away.โ€ The words hang in the air between them, like dust, slow and stuffy. โ€œI donโ€™t want you to move away either,โ€ says Toby. Theyโ€™re both sitting cross-legged on the hardwood floor of his bedroom, facing each other. Matthew pokes at a...