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...

The realtor still wouldnโ€™t look me in the face as he held the keys out to me. I couldnโ€™t blame him. Most people were put off by the lines etched across my face. Suppose most think Iโ€™m some kind of zealot or...

The screams were like wind chimes stuck in a storm. At first, Della had thought it was the gale-force winds of the blizzard until she heard the weeping coming from her front lawn. By its sound, she could tell that it was not an infant...

The people of Acton, Massachusetts knew the devil walked among them. How else could they explain how routine death was? Their only bulwark against oblivion was the small stone chapel that had been erected in the center of town. It was there that the congregation...

The thing appeared to shiver slightly. Cam squinted, trying to get a better view, but he couldn't for the lack of moonlight. Something was rising behind it. Like someone else standing up. But it wasn't a person. It was an odd, wide figure, spindly and only...

โ€˜You need a holiday, Arthurโ€™ spoke my good friend and business partner George Tabbert. We were sat in the clubhouse of Ridswell Golf Course having just completed our regular Thursday game and I was about to get the speech I had felt coming all afternoon. โ€˜Itโ€™s...