I always get a little uncomfortable when the topic of the paranormal comes up, particularly when some people seem to be so adamant that ghosts simply canโ€™t exist. I donโ€™t attempt to convince them otherwise. As a matter of fact, I donโ€™t share...

My last memory was that of surviving a deadly Nazi airstrike. My head was groggy, still ringing from the shrapnel blast. I thank whatever god is out there that my helmet managed to deflect the hit. Shaking of the sensation, I got up on my...

Have you ever felt wanted, but by something you seriously did not want to be desired by? Perhaps someone is attracted to you, and you canโ€™t get them to acknowledge your lack of interest. Maybe thereโ€™s someone at work that you donโ€™t care for,...

The Harbinger always went for the freaks. They were its favorite. It wanted ones that would fight back, and ones that wouldnโ€™t be afraid at first; or, even better, ones that believed they could win. Those rare humans with bravado and confidence so great that...

You hear a lot of stories when you work in a truck shop. Sometimes itโ€™s your fellow mechanics. They talk about that idiot driver who rolled in with half his brake chambers just dangling from their airlines, or the time they started a truck that...

The moment I stepped out of my house, I knew I had made a mistake. I could hear my mother crying on the other side of my front door, and the frigid air that filled the cold, October night felt particularly painful on my exposed...

It started when I was nine. I had always had an active imagination, making up stories to get attention. One time when I was five I had been playing outside and I ran in and told my dad that a man had pulled up...

I never really liked my sister. I mean, of course I love her, but weโ€™ve never quite gotten along. Itโ€™s more than just that โ€œsister rivalryโ€ thing. Even as I stand here now on her front lawn,...

It was late October when my father told me that I would be going out hunting with him. I was thirteen, and this would be the first time I was allowed to join my father on one of his expeditions. Recently, some of our cows...

I was nine when it happened. I grew up in a small town of about 800 people, along the south side of the Rocky Mountains. Our town was surrounded by forest, and during the summer it was the location for our greatest adventures as children. The...

I got called out to Seal Cove on the coast about a year ago for duty. Small town on the coast, you know how it is. Maybe 700 people, tops. That's including the ones who aren't on paper. They told me I'd have a quiet...

They put up a tall fence covered with black tarp and topped by barbed wire, surrounding Lake Collette at the center of Juniper Valley, so that no one could see what they were doing. Two of the three local cop cars were stationed 24/7 at...

During the summer of 2014, when I had just turned 17, I left my home in a Northern European country to live with a host family and study at a high school in the province of BC in Western Canada. I unfortunately cannot tell you...

I'm a bit of a light sleeper, so any noise at all will wake me up. Itโ€™s part of the reason I live alone. I don't want some roommate waking me up in the middle of the night. But because of that night, I wish...