Dear Mr. Livingston, I understand that you are a man of business, often solely occupied in the matters that bring such a lively income to our estate. My good sir, I write you at this time imploring you to return home at once, for we have...

I have never learned if those creatures have a name. It has always been just "they". I first learned of them when I was very young and lived in a warmer place, that now I can barely remember. From what I can recall, it was...

Thereโ€™s too much choice. I canโ€™t possibly decide. People hurry past me; all sorts of people of different heights and skin tones and shapes and faces. Every single one of them seems to be in a rush. And they all seem to know where theyโ€™re going. I...

โ€œGod have mercy on meโ€ฆโ€ he whispered, stepping through the hallway lined with loud gossip. โ€œItโ€™s been too long. Almost a week. I know Iโ€™m-โ€ โ€œSurprise!โ€ the gargantuan hands grabbed him from behind, slamming him against the locker. His books crashed to the ground with a...

There are some stories that should never be told. Tales that should never see the light, or reach the eyes of the weak-hearted, innocent, frail. I relate this to you only in the hopes of protecting others from the same fate my friends fell to. College...

About eight years ago, my great-grandfather, Everett, passed away. Initially, you might say, that doesnโ€™t seem like something worth writing down, but you see, he was 126 years old. Guinness World Records had published him for the last nine years as the oldest living man...

For the thirtieth time, they pulled the book from its place on the shelf. He blew a yearโ€™s worth of dust from the cover before smiling at her and leading her to the sofa. They sank into the tired cushions, wiggling closer to each other...

Turn back now, before your past is dug up like old bones and your soul is consumed in fire. I blinked once, watching the faded trees, like twisted, gnarled fingers reaching up to caress the sky, roll by the carriage window. I rubbed my forehead; the...

Okay. Let's get this straight. I never wanted any of this to happen. I'm not who you all think I am. I promise that all those things he did - that was never intentional. Not on my part, anyway. He's just...

No one knows why fireflies glow. There are of course a few theories, but there are good arguments for and against each. The first is the idea that the glow is a warning to other animals. A way of saying, โ€œNothing tasty here, stay away unless...

She had no memory of how she got here. Deep within a labyrinthine dungeon, in a multitude of cold, rocky, undulating passages, intertwining and stretching in every direction, dimly lit with torches but still somehow as dark and sinister as a moonless night, The Girl, barely...

Jeremy Miller was never a man of God. Whereas all the other kids he grew up with spent their Sundays in their respective holy houses, Jeremy spent his Sunday mornings glued to the television. He grew on the knowledge of the Discovery channel, the girth of...