โ€˜Little Dead Nancy, Sitting on the bench, One eye long, and one eye gone, Little Dead Nancy, The red swingโ€™s open, come take a seat, and swing with me!โ€™ I almost completed the summoning of Nancy back when I was a kid. I was somewhere in the second grade, Iโ€™d just moved to...

Mr. Hansenโ€™s body was interred in a stately mausoleum of his own design years ago, and yet he still works for us. ย Iโ€™m forced to interview with the remains of the sad dotard almost daily. The world honors Hansen for his invention of countless beloved...

I work in security at Disney World, the happiest place on Earth. Typically, I wouldnโ€™t say where I work as obviously there are some pretty strict rules about things employees can put online, but I just donโ€™t think I can tell this properly without that...

The vault is open. Fisch has some flash bangs he snagged from when he was in special forces. He tosses one through the open door. We cover our ears. Inside, civilians are sprawled out on the ground. Powder hangs in the air. The windows are bleached. Those...

The hull of the ship moaned and groaned under the strain of its frozen enclave. HMS Stargazer and its crew had initially set out into the deep unknown to map uncharted territories, but winter descended quickly upon them and they found themselves trapped between stars...

In the heart of a second-growth piney-woods jungle of southern Alabama, a region sparsely settled by backwoods blacks and Cajunsโ€”that queer, half-wild people descended from Acadian exiles of the middle eighteenth centuryโ€”stands a strange, enormous ruin....

As Julie began to regain consciousness, she knew something wasn't right. She started to panic as she realized she was strapped to a table. A big bright light beamed down onto her face, blinding her, as silhouettes moved silently around her. The silhouettes began to whisper. โ€œSheโ€™s...

Craig Brockwell was found by his wife, dead on their living room floor, a plastic garbage bag tied off around his neck, and an empty bottle of Xanax on the kitchen counter, next to a suicide note. My initial external examination of the body revealed no...

After a short time of exploring the Oklahoma territory where they were forced to go, a group of Native Americans stumbled upon a mysterious plant while hunting. This plant looked like a gnarled tree root, with so many twists and turns within its seemingly fragile...

One of my least favorite parts about being a middle school history teacher is the bullshit โ€œLiving Historyโ€ assignments we give at the end of every school year. Kids are supposed to sit with their grandparents and video tape, voice record, or transcribe their oldest...