1. I remember it very well, that one day in October. I came home later than I usually would. We were understaffed and I had to work over hours. What a night it was. And here I am now, stuck in this cage. Itโ€™s an odd place...

My friend Caz is the adventurous type. As a child his parents were constantly taking him on epic family vacations that made my summer trip to the zoo pathetic in comparison. Mountain climbing in Sweden, tours of the Grand Cannon, jungle hikes in South America,...

My boyfriend and I decided to go down to the South for a week. Hike the Great Smokies and everything. We rented a cozy cabin, secluded, in the woods, not many people milling around. It was the end of summer, still some tourism going, but not...

"Grandpa, you've never told us how you got that huge scar on your arm!" "Yeah, tell us, tell us!" "Alright, but you kids might want to take a seat for this one. That's right, nice and comfortable, now...

I never believed in the supernatural. I was always skeptical of ghost stories. I chalked them up to just pure imagination. People can make their own monsters after all. In fact there are countless studies on the subject which only further serves to validate my...

The following entries were retrieved from an anonymous blog dedicated to helping people through the grieving process. August 2nd 2004, My girlfriend died yesterday. I guess Iโ€™m writing here because nothing else has helped so far. Iโ€™m not sure...

โ€œIt was not a physical fear, and it had not teeth or jaws or eyes burning with any common malice. It was perhaps not even an entity, but a raging mass of energy and aether and the warped and warping constructs of this reality that...

It's that time of year again. Any day now the earth around me will be covered in snow. Children, who are not fazed by the cold, will spend hours outside playing In it. Building snowmen, having snow ball fights, and going sledding. And of course...

When I think back on my life so far I find that one of the things I canโ€™t stop thinking about, no matter how hard I try, is MagikTrick. Right off the bat I should say that I have no answers here. What Iโ€™m about to...

Walter Thomas lied in his deathbed tired and sleep deprived, nestled underneath the covers. He had reached the ripe old age of ninety-five and knew that his time was almost up. He had not reached this age by living a healthy and wholesome lifestyle, but...

I have dreamed more than once that a man may attain immortality by assiduously avoiding daylight, for it is only by the light of the sun that he ages; knowing this secret, one might go on living indefinitely. Only a few hundred people in the...

In the late โ€™40s of the last century, after a decade of private research involving experiments with binaural beat brainwave frequencies, extrasensory cognition, and rare extracts of a South American vine, Dr. Tomรกs Roessner perfected a technique whereby one could actually intrude into the psyche...

Driving along the back roads at night can be a little eerie. Not if youโ€™re country folk, like myself, but if youโ€™re used to lights and other cars and night life, a back road at ten oโ€™clock at night can seem pretty unsettling. There are...

Have you ever noticed an ordinary person simply standing somewhere that was obviously unreasonable? Like an elderly woman idle near a pubโ€™s back entrance or a child motionless outside a bank. Yes, I know, I too thought, โ€œWell, thereโ€™s got to be a logical reason...

I told Gage not to take it. For weeks now stories had been coming in about these goddamn โ€˜chill pillsโ€™. That you could go to this awesome psychedelic place, you know, a real โ€˜tripโ€™. And normally, yeah, thatโ€™d be my jam. That night we...