When Adam had been much younger, he had gotten lost on a walk through the woods. He had become separated from his parents and wandered into an abandoned church. It was an Autumn afternoon, the leaves had curled up into claws, and the darkness waited...

Her family had lived in that house, on that street, for as long as Ivanna could remember. She had her birthday parties in that backyard and swung from the big tree in the front yard until the rope wore down and the metal creaked. Every Christmas...

I know how this is going to sound. I know that it sounds impossible. Insane. Bat-shit crazy. God knows Iโ€™ve been over it again and again. Iโ€™ve thought of every possible explanation. But Iโ€™ve come up empty every single time. Which means that what happened really...

The clock stood in the hall. One of the truly magnificent pieces of the Walter Familyโ€™s estate, the clock was made of heavy mahogany and showcased a large, mother-of-pearl face with hands of sculpted bronze. Each hour the tall clock rumbled in the hall, resolutely...

I am awake. I donโ€™t recall falling asleep and am not real sure how I got into bed, but I am awake now. There is a very distant ringing in my ears, sort of like the aftermath of a concussive blast that makes...

Things had been tough for my mom and I, ever since my dad left us two years ago. At least I was old enough to get myself to and from school and I new my way around a microwave, but I wasnโ€™t old enough to...

Roderick stared out of the church window, looking at the rays of sun projected through the few trees surrounding the humble one story structure. "Itโ€™s too beautiful to stay inside today," he thought. He turned to his mother and the other survivors and grinned. โ€œLets...

I missed the scorching wind of Andalusia. How it pours sunlight onto your face, toying with eyelashes, flattening dry sand against cheeks and milling around hair. I missed the smell of the valley and that ripening softness of Muscat fluff glistening in the afternoon breeze. From...

The following manuscript, along with two video tapes of security camera footage, was found in the fourth floor of an empty office building next to what remains of a mangled, once locked, metal door. The building, located deep in the forests of North Dakota, was...

Youโ€™re an out-of-state truck driver, taking a load of bacon through Wyoming to Salt Lake City. Once the sun set, your trailer was finally released to you, you loaded up and headed out. That was hours ago. Youโ€™d been on the same highway for what...

My life is an ideal one. Good paying job, friends, apartment, nice car, and a beautiful girlfriend. Hell, even the town I live in is great. Which is not to say there werenโ€™t a few flaws here and there; but those donโ€™t matter. Iโ€™ve never really...