โ€˜Little Dead Nancy, Sitting on the bench, One eye long, and one eye gone, Little Dead Nancy, The red swingโ€™s open, come take a seat, and swing with me!โ€™ I almost completed the summoning of Nancy back when I was a kid. I was somewhere in the second grade, Iโ€™d just moved to...

Everyone knows the story of Bloody Mary and everyone knows how to โ€œsummonโ€ her: say her name three times in front of a mirror with the lights off. Of course, there are slight variations to the exact story depending on where you live, but itโ€™s...

Blake Gardner awoke to an oppressive, physical darkness. It embraced him. As the cold shadows flowed around him, he felt himself falling; slowly but surely. He tried to reach out, to flail and to grasp, but only pain greeted him. Something bit into his wrists like fiery...

About half a year ago, I moved into a new apartment downtown. Itโ€™s hands-down the most upscale place Iโ€™ve lived inโ€”rooftop access, a fitness center, a pool, huge windows with beautiful views of the cityโ€ฆ this place had it all. My leasing agent said apartments...

When I got the first one, I was literally seconds away from stepping onto the plane when a call from โ€œUNKNOWNโ€ blared from my cell phone. It was a ringtone I hadnโ€™t heard before, one I was pretty sure hadnโ€™t come with the phone. Normally, I...

Chapter One: The Dream I had a weird dream last night. It wasnโ€™t like your normal everyday dream. It was very disturbing to me. I wouldnโ€™t consider it a nightmare, but I know I will never forget it. It still brings a shiver just thinking about...

I grew up in a tiny town in Vermont. Tiny in terms of population, not sizeโ€”there were huge sprawling farms and wooded areas, but almost no people. More cows than people, which is standard for a lot of small towns in Vermont. So, clearly, not...