Sunday, April 21, 2019

Browsing the "Strange and Unexplained" Category

The Convention

We got to the hotel late. The kiddo was a mess, and so was I. I’d let Sally sleep through the flight while I tried to keep our two-year-old girl from having a total meltdown. As the plane started its [...]

April 19, 2019 Abductions and Kidnappings, Investigations and Crimes, Locations and Sites, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Strange and Unexplained

I Kill One Person Per Year, It’s My Job

“So, you think your husband is trying to kill you?” “Yes! He is, I know it. I know he took life insurance policies out of me. Well, we did it together, actually…” “But how does that prove that he’s trying [...]

April 17, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

The Signal-Man

“Halloa! Below there!” When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was standing at the door of his box, with a flag in his hand, furled round its short pole. One would have thought, considering the nature of [...]

April 16, 2019 Beings and Entities, Classic Horror, Ghosts and Spirits, Locations and Sites, Strange and Unexplained


I just killed myself for breakfast. I sat in my 100+ degree car, reeking of maple syrup and incapable of many coherent thoughts save for that one. It swayed through my mind like a dead leaf, falling into my consciousness [...]

April 16, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

The Harvard Wormhole Experiment

They gave me a million bucks to keep my trap shut, and I did, for fifteen years. But last night I was making the rounds, and I saw the professor again. I had a heart attack three years back, and [...]

April 11, 2019 Science and Experimentation, Science Fiction and Aliens, Strange and Unexplained

Where the Birches Lean

It was the last week of school before Christmas break. That meant that the students and teachers of Ridgecrest Christian Preparatory Academy had little intention of actually working. Most classes had become a social hour but Mr. Winthrop had decided [...]

April 10, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

The Artist

There’s this painting my wife loves, called “Death and Life”, by Klimt. I don’t know what she finds so fascinating about it. I made all the right noises when she showed me her beloved framed print when we were first dating, [...]

April 9, 2019 Children and Childhood, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Jobs and Occupations, Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Strange and Unexplained

What Became of William Waites

It was Dr. Evan Turner who found Dr. Harris’ body.  He had gone in for a routine meeting and there was his mentor, seated back in his chair, blood on the walls and the gun on the table.  There was [...]

April 8, 2019 Conspiracies and Government, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Investigations and Crimes, Locations and Sites, Medical and Hospitals, Psychological Horror, Science and Experimentation, Science Fiction and Aliens, Strange and Unexplained

Becoming a Man

“This is what you have to do to become a man, Christian.” My dad practically shoved me out of his truck. I turned back to see him light up a cigarette for my cousin Dave in the backseat. Dave looked [...]

April 7, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

A Beginner’s Guide to Blood Portals

A few days ago I got a text message from an unknown number reading “I got your proof.” I stared at the words for a bit, thinking it was a wrong number. Then I remembered the last time I’d spoken [...]

April 1, 2019 Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Rites and Rituals, Science and Experimentation, Science Fiction and Aliens, Strange and Unexplained