On the outskirts of the large city known as Canto; a small cathedral stands unscathed by the horror happening not twenty miles away. There were some smaller towns outside of the city, but most of their residents fled as soon as the vague news reports...

[Please read the first in the Chalk series here! -Derp] You would think that being a cult investigator would be so exciting that I couldn't get bored. The problem is that I get completely obsessed with something, learn everything about it, and when I figure there's...

The night seemed relatively calm, promising rain later on. The clouds were dark and had been carrying their burden the entire day. Rob hoped the storm would pass over, or they would be able to make it through. His stomach rumbled hungrily, and his eyes...

There are no more happy endings. The forest across the canal loomed towards him. The worst ice storm Detroit had seen in a century had done its work well, transforming the entirety of the park into frozen sculptures. The trees seemed to grasp at the air...

New Yearโ€™s night is a time of bliss and celebration Joy to one and all, but one for the duration But all through the night till the morning after sedation The lowly eyeball man finds a different sort of elation Ragged clothes and face bathed in shadow A thousand eyes...

A beautiful snowfall โ€“ the first since Kara had moved in to the small, cozy house she had rented. It was in the country, and the perfect place to complete her online university classes while also fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a starving artist...

Allen hurriedly gulped down the last of his milk when he heard the doorbell ring. โ€œMom! Chad and Mike are here, Iโ€™m leaving for school,โ€ he shouted at the ceiling of the kitchen. He grabbed his backpack off the counter and headed for the door. โ€œWait!โ€ His...

In the end, I know that Iโ€™m damned. I've lost them twice over; once in failing to save them, and again in failing to avenge them. Whatever mercies God might have shown me for these troubles have surely been swallowed up in the magnitude of...

When I turned eighteen, I lived in a small dorm at a college in the middle of Nevada. I had traveled down a few cities from my parents, and without a driverโ€™s license, I couldnโ€™t drive to and from their house to visit them every...

Authorโ€™s Note: This story was inspired, along with my fears of creepy old houses, by a very nice person by the name of ShadowScribe who posted a prompt in the prompt section, containing a creature that they thought might be cool (and frankly, YES! It...

I would often wander around the lake during the night. It was so silent there; I would just sit at the base of the water and listen to the nothingness that surrounded me. My mind would drift into peaceful thoughts those nights, and I never...

โ€œHey slow the hell down, would ya!?โ€ I shouted at my friend as he sprinted past the encroaching tress that surrounded us. Weโ€™d been walking for about half an hour and I think he was starting to get impatient. He practically had to drag me...

They had found the Voyager probes and decoded the messages inside. Their great silver ships filled the sky, scudding through the atmosphere like shiny storm clouds. All planes that approached them, no matter from what nation, were shot down. They called themselves the Arbiters. Their demands...

"A graveyardโ€™s cross stood before a hobo. Clouds were gathering in the skies, enveloping the moon โ€“ the last source of light in this ominous hour. Maple leaves, red and yellow as seen in the daylight, but all black in the gloom of night, were...

"What's this?" Pamela asked, running her hands over the verdant green cloth. ย Whatever it covered stood a nearly a foot taller than her. ย It was roughly rectangular shaped and she could feel what felt like molded metal underneath her fingers. "An old family heirloom," Shauna answered....

I grew up listening to all sorts of scary stories from my parents, and my grandparents, but I never really believed in anything supernatural firmly. This was, though, till one particular night when I was fifteen. My grandmother lived with us and it had been around...