“They say the tree bleeds when you peel off the bark.” Liz’s eyes flickered in the orange light. Her lips curled into a small smile, as if she enjoyed that particular detail. “That’s ridiculous. There’s no way a tree could bleed,” Tucker said, yanking his burning marshmallow...

Part 1 If you are one of those people who think the government is hiding countless secrets from you, and constantly covering things up, then you would be absolutely right. I’m one of the many people they hire to clean up their mistakes. I’m not entirely sure...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2uYqfVMcvQ[/embedyt] “Come on, Jim, you know it’s going to suck.” I didn’t nod, though I wanted to.  Mark was right, as usual.  Most of camp had sucked, to be honest. Tom, on the other hand, tried once more to be the voice of reason, even as he...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Dz3ihK2Iw[/embedyt] I moved into my apartment complex two months ago. I started hearing things a week later. It was subtle at first. Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I would wake up to a faint scratching sound from somewhere behind the walls. I thought it could...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbdgHXARWRc[/embedyt] “911. What’s your emergency?” I said as I answered the phone. “There’s a bat in my house.” A loud scream came over the speaker. “Send someone to come and get it.” “Alright ma’am, I will send animal control over as soon as possible.” The caller thanked...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IIdc-i6mMg[/embedyt] My cousin Patrick was murdered a few months ago. Yeah, Patrick was weird and self-absorbed, but at the end of the day, he was only twenty-four. I didn't know much about what happened other than what his friend Jamal told me. Jamal had even posted...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuTjeERc0a8[/embedyt] This story is part of the author's Heavensville series of interrelated stories. If you enjoy it, the author invites you to click here to read the other tales in the series. Heavensville was stunning to look at, with tall and lush trees lining the sidewalks, beautiful...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNnG1wIzX_k[/embedyt] My friend and I have always known not to go into the woods around my house at night. I live in a really, really rural area. Like, the nearest house is about a mile away kind of rural. I love it; I grew up in suburban areas,...