Doctor Avraham Strauss was confused. In a moment of clarity, he questioned why and how he had come to be walking down this particular corridor, in this castle, at this precise time. Red corridor, Colditz Castle, the middle of winter 1942. How could he, as...

It always began to stalk as dusk drew to a close. I should begin with trying to define β€˜it’, but there are no words as to what it really is. It is an unfathomable object, a three-dimensional hundred-sided object with no faces,...

You live on your own, and you tell yourself this is by choice, but really part of the reason is you were never that great with people. Which is also part of the reason you live about ten miles from the nearest town. "The land...

I’m driving maybe a bit too fast and smoking probably a few too many cigarettes. I love this… this part of the tale. The story can go anywhere from here. You know nothing until I go onβ€”whoever β€œI”...

My grandmother has looked after me completely since I was about four; my mum couldn't cope after my dad died and handed me over to her mother. I see my mum a couple of times a month, but she's always distant and awkward, and not...

In the small town of Oakridge, Oregon, there is usually very little going on. Being a small community, however, when something does happen everyone knows and is there to help. Recently it was evident that there was a break-in at one of the houses of...

Close your eyes. Imagine a voice. Taking over, and it's all you can hear. Screaming, loud, high pitched screaming fills your conscious. It won't leave you alone. Ever. At night, at work, all the time. Can other people hear it? Or are you going crazy?...

Groggily, I check the clock beside my bed and grimace. It’s 00:21 already, which means only a maximum of six and a half hours sleep for me now. Great. I close my eyes tight and urge my mind to shut off, but it is as...

[Editor's Note: The following is a written account transcribed from a true story told by Brandon Starcevic at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow3ziEqAyEI. Full credit belongs to him. Any alterations to the narrative are purely cosmetic, for better readability.] Here we go. Okay. My name is Brandon Starcevic. I'm from the...

Author's note: A peculiar journal was discovered in the Abbadelli’s family villa, located in β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ Italy. The piece seems to date back to the 18th century, yet is in a surprisingly good condition. It was discovered in β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ when a wealthy couple bought the...

Everyone who grew up near Lake Wonapango had their own story about the lake. Some were your traditional and expected fish stories, some dealt with summer love and improprieties, and others were tragic tales of misadventure. And then there were the other stories, ones that...

When I was in the 6th Grade, I went on a school sponsored camping trip with my class mates. It was kind of like an immersive science lesson. The trip was chaperoned by our science teacher, homeroom teacher and Language Arts teacher, and there were...

Experimentation has always been for the benefit of mankind, even if it has not always yielded such fruit. For every smallpox vaccine we create…we get an atomic bomb. For every life we save…another dies, each for the β€œsake of progress”. The case is no different...