โ€œHold the head steady, Mr. Walker, I don't want to cock this up.โ€ Swelling waves cause the ship to roll beneath my feet as I do my best to follow Professor Olik's order. Unfortunately, the ox is not cooperating, and pulls jerkingly against the rope...

Just recently, I've been able to see ghosts. Well, calling them 'ghosts' is still kind of a stretch. I've been seeing things. Weird, unexplainable things just in and out of the borders of my vision and it has only gotten worse since it began. I...

I remember when I was about eight years old I had an imaginary friend. I never saw it, I only talked to it. I wouldnโ€™t remember what, but I know we would have conversations about games and end up playing them. I soon realized that...

It seems strange, now, to recall that place. Almost as if it were a dream, or some imaginary tale I once heard as a child. But the evidence is damning, As much as I like to think it did not, It happened. I was a...

Tiny goosebumps. Ice tingling up the spine. These sensations lingered; the only means of knowing that someone was watching. No, not watchingโ€ฆ stalking. For how long? He didn't really know, but he became aware of this presence not a few hours ago. In that little cafe,...

It was darkening, the end of the day. I walked a suburban artery that fed the middle class neighborhoods of Castle Rock. I quickened my pace, anxious to arrive at my girlfriendโ€™s parentsโ€™ house. I walked purposefully, looking down to my remembered path. Suddenly, I was...

I never ran past the stump. Never. The stump had been there for years, at the edge of where I turned around on my runs, right at that point where I knew I would have a hard time getting back without walking. Except for that day....

Beware, boys and girls; beware Brie Woods! It is no place for such young children; Monsters are lurking in its shadows, Big and small, wicked and kind. There are brothers that roam those woods, five of them, looking to either guide or slay its travelers. Heed my warning, and you...

Every old house is bound to have a few rats, right? I bought the old house the year I graduated from college. It was startlingly cheap for such a big house โ€“ two stories, multiple bedrooms, three bathrooms; conveniences that seemed luxuries after my tiny...

The basement. Gray. Concrete. Plain. Nothing special about the room at all, and yet. Lit by bare florescent bulbs hanging in an aluminum fixture, it wasn't a particularly shadowy place, and yet. Shadows seemed to loom, just out of the corner of the eye. No matter how often...

I'm sure many of you won't believe what I'm about to document, but in all honesty, I don't really care what you think of me or what I am about to tell you. I'll leave you to make your own decisions about it. I...

My fatherโ€™s footsteps ringing distant from the hall was my lullaby when I was younger. In the dead of night, when my back was turned to the door, I would hear the familiar padding of his white and gray socks colliding with the hardwood floor...

I haunted them and they never knew it. Mama, Papa, and my little brother Jacob; they always looked right through me, for two years never detecting even the slightest sign of my presence. Have you ever felt the bitter outrage that boils inside you when...

โ€œSoโ€ฆ.โ€ The voice paused. โ€œWhat exactly happened here?โ€ The rain had been beating down all day long. It was late by now and the weather reports had said that there was no sign of it stopping any time soon. Not only was it late, it...