โ€œThou Shalt Love Thy Demon, For He Hath Damned Thineself To The Soul of Thee. Waste Not This Gift of Sacrifice, And Purge In The Flames of Mercy.โ€ The corridors of the hotel still had the smell of laundry detergent and disinfectant. This smell, however, was obscured greatly by the...

You have been this way since you were five years old. It started with a family trip to the carnival. Your dad and older brothers wanted to try out the Funhouse, the one with the mirror maze. You were winding your way through glass...

Stay calm. You know, I never actually thought about this, but I really need to type this since typing always calmed me down, even if only slightly. As you suspected, I typed this because, well, Iโ€™m feeling kind of nervous for no apparent reason, but I...

I remember being beaten. I remember being six years old and being beaten. I remember being six years old and having two broken arms with one sling that my father had lying around from when he was a boy and no knowledge of what a...

A soldier. That's all. "What are you slowing down for, Bloomfield?" Boot camp was nothing. You breezed through it. Not too well, but not too shabby. The war's on. That's all your parents talked about when you went home. Gonna be a big war hero....

Ever heard of Funnytown, USA? No, not the one from Colorado, the one from Idaho. If you haven't, that's okay, because it's no longer there. It hasn't existed since the summer of 1968. Funnytown was an amusement park that only lasted for less than a month....

Tending to my sister Emily is a taxing job. Itโ€™s been perhaps three years since sheโ€™s become too infirm to leave the house, and Iโ€™m afraid Iโ€™m often the only company she can enjoy anymore. She used to love spending days in the park so...

Message Body: He stalks you at night He's thin and tall Out of your sight He's pale and bald He has no face or eyes to be seen You'll be gone in a flash No one hears you scream He causes fear, pain, then death But pay him no mind Or you'll die like the...

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Iโ€™ve been in this room for what seemed like days sitting in an uncomfortable chair, leaning over my desk. I was trying not to think about it; trying not to look in the corner of the hallway. Why had I not closed the door? I...

I know this may seem abrupt and rude but I saw you through the window. I let myself in to share a tale with you. Don't be frightened, I just felt that I might spare a moment of your time. You...

I can see them. I could always see them. I don't think they have yet noticed me, noticing them. They are everywhere. They follow us at work. They sit with us on the city bus or on the subway. They are there when we eat,...