I was in my bedroom, doing the typical at-home teenager thing: staying up late, digging around the depths of the internet, and generally not paying attention to anything other than what was on my monitor. It was the early morning, around 2 oโ€™clock, and everyone...

We began feeling sick after the rains abated, and the backyard remained a slick muddy mess where the grass hadn't grown back, and the foundation for our new in-ground pool filled to the height of my shins even though the concrete hadn't yet been poured....

Back in college, I had a small one-bedroom apartment all to myself on the ground floor of a multi-building complex. The location was great. The complex stood at the end of a rural street seldom visited by cars, nestled in the woods near a large...

It is just another day for anyone but me. Cars zip past on the highway just beyond my house. The sun is shining down and birds are singing the dayโ€™s glory just beyond my windowsill. I can see the leaves of an oak tree swaying...

I know, little one. I know. You long to hunt, to kill. You hunger for hot blood and torn flesh. I know how long itโ€™s been. But hush just a little longer, my child. Yes, baby, I can see that he doesn't know weโ€™re here. But...

Barbara was sure the ritual worked. She stood up from the pentagram as 5 wicks slowly swirled their smoke in the room. The weather seemed angryโ€”lightning flashed and roared through the coastal home, and suddenly the lights went out. โ€œDamn the power. Let him comeโ€ she...

"Don't look at it," Kerryn whispers, tugging on my sleeve. "Leela, don't!" I glance down at her, noting the concern in her baby blue eyes. She's just a child, she doesn't know what she's saying. "Don't worry, Kerryn," I whisper back. "Nothing bad is going to...

For as long as I can remember, strange things have happened to me. When I was young, my mother and I lived in my grandmother's house; a big, drafty Victorian beast of a thing squatting in the middle of acres and acres of hilly country...

I donโ€™t have much time to explain. You have to hear me out urgently, itโ€™s very important that you do so. I have, for the past couple of weeks, heard of something being passed around on the internet. A simple message that you will stumble...

On the 25th March, at 14:57GMT, the world stopped for 27 minutes and 54 seconds. No-one noticed at first. Those that eventually did were ordered to keep quiet. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There was no sudden jolt, no collapsing into unconsciousness, no transition into utter darkness and back again. Nothing. For...

โ€œHURRICANE WARNING - A hurricane is expected within 48 hours. If advised to evacuate, do so immediatelyโ€. I never really took those warnings seriously. In the tropics, a little category 2 Hurricane is no big deal. When I first moved here, I made sure to head...

Everyone knows the term "cheating death": it's when you get to escape the ending of your life, or the cruelness of how it will end or just the terror itself it carries. But everyone knows that Death will eventually catch up to you. Some people...

Albanie put her bare feet in the water and leaned back on her arms. She had her jeans rolled up to her knees. The night sky sparkled with a billion stars above her. She couldnโ€™t imagine a more perfect moment. She was so happy that...

I knock on the door for the third time, the noise of my fist banging hollowly off the door and into the house beyond me. I wait. No answer. Itโ€™s weird. My father told me that he and my family would be here for when I got...

The โ€œparanormalโ€ world is composed entirely of the nightmarish delusions of terrified and insecure humans around the world, enriched by centuries of cowards and uneducated bumpkins; people who would rather take stock in the undefined hullabaloo of โ€œbeingsโ€, the metaphysical, the demons of their own...

((The following passage was found on an abandoned jump-drive two miles outside of Philadelphia. Though a somewhat longer passage, it has been passed on to, edited, and submitted by K.B. Miller. Original sources refused to disclose the exact location where such jump-drive was found. Therefore,...

I am writing this because I am interested in these strange creatures. I want to know more about their appearance, origins and behaviour. This is what I have gathered so far: Little is known about the mysterious creatures that seem to haunt dark, abandoned areas of...

I can just imagine your face right now as you get this message, that same look where you unconsciously clench your teeth out of stress, making those whining lips of yours to look more perched than they need to be. It really does astound...