True fear creates three responses. The smart run away; the foolish try to wield fear as a sort of weapon to fight what their very nature claims they can’t defeat; and the weak are paralyzed, unable to react; unable to breathe. No one can predict what...

I awoke on the day of my reconstruction. Grogginess left my body like a rusted machine. The room seemed to stretch for miles in my drowsiness, an eternal void that I lay in the center of. I reached my arm as far left as I...

Friday 13th November, 2015. At 3:42pm GMT, it happened. The world descended into a sudden, complete darkness. Chaos ensued. In our little office on the 10th floor, we huddled together in that ominous pitch black, awaiting the light. There was a television in our break room, and...

To whom it may concern, I don't know your name and you do not know mine. That's just as well, because I have tried to speak with you these many times before as you leave for work, get your mail, bring your children home from school,...

β€œAlright, kids,” the counselor announced, a devilish grin stretching across her face. β€œYou know what time it is!” Jack nodded vigorously, bouncing up and down with excitement. He had been waiting for this moment all day. β€œThat’s right!” she responded. β€œIt’s time for our scary story competition!...

Juliet stood on the sidewalk, hands on her hips, and stared at the house. How depressing. Her Aunt Camilla had passed away just three short months ago. An aneurysm or stroke is what the doctors had said. Camilla had been in her nineties and a...

Every culture has its own unique folklore- traditions and tales passed down through generations. In the modern day, these are often looked upon by most with the idle interest of a time gone by, but I have always found them to be quite fascinating. They...

I always thought that I was pretty safe from most things since I was living on a military base. The past recent events have proved otherwise. My name is Seaman Murphy, U.S. Navy and I’m writing this to warn future sailors or anyone in the...

Nippy. It’s just a smidgen nippy outside. Perfect. I think to myself as I walk through the late autumn air. β€œI estimate that it’s in the low fifties or high forties.” I say to no one in particular. No one at all actually. I, of...

The blazing gold sun wanes in the sky over the still lake, its light rays coming down, touching the water and the land stretching beyond it. As the wondrous ball of light sinks into the horizon, bushy-tailed deer frolic through the grassy plains, running across...

Acknowledging the paranormal entity only gives it strength. Acknowledging, in this sense, refers to admitting to yourself and those around you that there's an entity bugging you. Entity is the species name for the beings I speak of, the things which mortals have named ghosts,...

Compared to where I normally bed down, Avery's place was the fuckin' Taj Mahal. He gave me the tour, indicating matters of importance by pointing his burning Newport around the dusty place, "Over there is the shitter, and that's the beer fridge." There was...

I have had a keen interest in the supernatural ever since I was seven years old. That door in our house that slammed itself shut back in 1990 was my first β€œscary” encounter (yes, I know, there are more frightening occurrences in the world than...

Grandpa told me, a long time ago About a man he once saw walking in the snow. The man’s shoes were golden and brown; The colors were the sun and the blood of the town. ------ In bed one night, when the dogs were outside, And momma was talking to the...