Clang. My eyes snap open. Was I asleep? Itโ€™s impossible to tell. The darkness around me has blurred the line between my waking and sleeping states, and I can no longer quite distinguish between dreams and reality, but it doesnโ€™t make a difference. Itโ€™s all a nightmare. I...

My son Michael is all I have left. But in a lot of ways Iโ€™m lucky, because heโ€™s all I need. Heโ€™s such a good boy. He takes care of me, looks after the house and manages to keep his grades up at college. Iโ€™m so lucky and...

They weave a slow andante as in sleep. Scaled yellow, swampy black, plague-spotted white; with blue and lidless eyes at a watch, they keep a treachery of silence, infinite. - Arthur Symons There was no other way to describe this. Perilous, hopeless, just a pit of darkness,...

I have changed all names, except for my own, to keep everyone anonymous. The year was probably 2012 when this started? Iโ€™m not totally sure I guess. Before I start this, I will say that I never really remember what was said in conversations. I normally...

Life is supposed to be better after graduation. You're walk across that stage, grab your diploma, and then you are welcomed into the real world with open arms. All those parties, all the cheering, all the gifts, all the congratulations you get, it's all supposed to...

It was July 2011 when the Polk County Rocks game spread to my area. People were painting up rocks, hiding them around and posting photos to the Facebook group set up for it. Essentially this was a big Easter egg hunt that was reaching everywhere...

Lightning flashed overhead as I picked myself up off the ground. Wondering where I was and how I ended up there, I examined the shapes and shadows that littered my view. The dark sky made my vision near obsolete, but my eyes slowly adjusted to...

I am fully aware of how unbelievable the events I am about to describe to you are. From your point of view I would not believe them either. I would think of them as a work of fiction from that of a creative mind, but...

BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT "Huh?" I jerked up as my cell phone buzzed loudly, emitting an insultingly bright light. I rubbed my face and winced as I slapped at the screen in a half-ditch effort to shut the damn thing off. There was a muted thump as my hand...

After World War II, there were rumors of a weird occurrence that plagued Europe. Stories like this were buried and kept a secret to prevent a worldwide panic by the United Nations. Journals were frisked when a deployed individual was about to be sent home,...

Apparently everyone is in on the joke or Iโ€™ve been living under a rock so I'm sorry if any of this is redundant but I have to reach out because things have gotten really out of hand. I think the first time I encountered Mr. Strangeteeth...

Part 1 Tess stood at the mirror applying her eyeliner. It was Saturday night and, although she didnโ€™t officially have any plans, she was sure that, at any moment, she would get a call inviting her to go out somewhere. She stepped away from the mirror suddenly,...

The following is a true story with real people and real media attention. I am going to try to be vague in areas which would expose my identity, but if you are able to figure out who I am I ask that you please respect...

โ€œThe Old Gods are Still Hereโ€ฆโ€ In a pink sky, the sun was the color of bad blood. It was ascending now, reborn. It took no notice of the screams, and neither did any other stars. They were as indifferent to this as they were...

Interstellar Colony Collective Government File Colony Failure Assessment Report Document 647 Report Date: 30th of May, 2374, 02:47 ET Reported by: CFA Basic Data Collector Salma Chakroun Information Status: CLASSIFIED - SUPERIOR OFFICERS ONLY Report: I have been active duty for 4 years and have completed 23 failure assessment missions, and...

They say you are never alone. They say you are always watched. They say the darkest corners are inhabited by your worst fears. My parents were always drunk, abusive, and just terrible in general. Around the time of my 6th birthday, my father had been...

The universe as we know it is understood by the various laws of physics and our understanding changes gradually as time goes on. Understandings change when there is new evidence or theories being confirmed. This is the universe we live in. It's largely theorized that...

Omnia cum pretio. Latin. โ€œEverything at a price.โ€ This is inscribed on a golden plaque inside the box. I feel I should have considered this phrase more carefully, and would if I had the chance again. My name is Vincent, and this is my suicide note. Iโ€™m not writing this...

I didnโ€™t feel like speaking to anyone. I spent most of the day in my room trying to relax by watching my favorite comedy movies. When that failed, I tried playing Counterstrike on my computer. That also failed. I simply couldnโ€™t stop thinking about my...

I live in the northern half of Georgia, which to those who are unaware, is full of hill country and mountains. The Appalachian trail starts in North Georgia, as do many of the tributaries that feed our major rivers. Around 100 years ago, as electricity...