"Never go into the forests, child," my mother used to say to me when I was little. "Horrible things lie within those forests. Horrible, horrible things." "What kinds of horrible things, mother?" I'd ask in return. ...

They arrived in the morning, any signs of good spirits drowned out by the roar of the boatโ€™s engine. It was peaceful, like all graveyards. The divers dropped into the waves, taking shallow breaths in the sudden cold. They swam into the depths. Their flashlights...

May, 2014 I opened the door, and I was met with the cold blast of Antarcticaโ€™s winter winds. I wasnโ€™t really sure why I was here; I just needed to get away from the others. This was my first stay over winter in the base. I...

Have you ever visited Edinburgh? Beautiful city, no matter what time of year you go. The castle that sits at the centre of the city is awe-inspiring, looking down on the surrounding area from the Mount. The peaks and valleys of the land have resulted...

This is a Crappypasta Success Story - a story that was rewritten with the feedback received on Crappypasta and accepted for the main site. You can see the Crappypasta posting for this story here: The Lost My name is Clare and Iโ€™m from a small country...

In July, 1970, the US military conducted a missile test in Green River, Utah. The missile, a multi-stage rocket, was loaded with a payload of two small containers, nominally containing radioactive cobalt-57. It was launched toward the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. However,...

To whoever may read this. The following is an account of some of the melancholy events that have befallen me in my dark tinged lifetime in my own words. I hope that some of you may for a moment put aside the pressures and events...

This would be the second house tonight. He knew Cory would be angry, sure โ€“ the man was always trying to stick to his "rule book," and the first Law of Cory was to avoid same night hits โ€“ but they were running low on...

October 31st 1691 โ€˜โ€™Hurry,โ€™โ€™ Deliverance whispered, her voice softer than the light breeze which tousled her lank grey hair. โ€˜โ€™Bury it, child, bury it deep.โ€™โ€™ Tucking a wayward strand of raven hair behind her ear, Abigail continued scooping up handfuls of soil and tossing them into the...

I remember Phantasia Forest. I bet Iโ€™m one of the few people willing to admit that, and Iโ€™m probably the only person who remembers it for all the good instead of all the bad. Iโ€™ll never forget the summer it opened โ€“ the summer of 1954....

1. It is the year 2037. Yeah, okay. I know itโ€™s a cheesy way to start a story, but I just feel that itโ€™s worth mentioning. Especially since it happened 25 years ago. I canโ€™t help but think if I could have saved Jimmy. After all, it...

Murder is an incredibly human concept, when you think of it. All species kill; to protect their young, to cull those unfit, most often in order to stay alive- everyone needs to eat. And yet, in nature, all causes of death are natural. We exist simply...

Iโ€™ve always liked old horror movies, but I never really was a silent film enthusiast. I just found them too artsy and strange to really enjoy. Itโ€™s like watching a talkies era movie where everybody has been replaced by mimes and with awful camera quality....