The Ghost of You By Heather Wright One cool October evening a man by the name of Nicodemus was walking down a trail that was all too familiar to him. The path was enclosed by woods, with trees that were brilliant with leaves of rustic...

We’re lying on the floor of a stockroom in a gas station. Malia and I, the chubby, middle-aged clerk and an older couple I’ve never met are lying facedown on dirty cold floors surrounded by the detritus of running a small convenience store on a...

I have to stop doing this. I know I have work in the morning. I know I have one strike, but I just get distracted. The basement is dimly lit by a single lightbulb hanging from the center of the room. Well, that and my...

They were strange. The people in the woods. Beautiful but strange. They come to town every Sunday dressed in their best, they would be on the last pew, looking as serene as ever, keeping to themselves the whole mass. They’d be dressed in colorful clothes...

β€œThere’s an idea that hell is other people. My idea is that it might be repetition.” ~Stephen King I looked down at my feet as I walked along the weathered sidewalk and thought about how worn my All-Stars looked. The black was faded and the white...

There it is! In between the static. It's faint at first, buried deep in the hiss, but after you hear it, after you know it's there it becomes so loud you want to cover your ears and scream. I can sound the words out for you,...

β€œYou may commence, Chief Inspector.” The two constables started to write down notes as I began, my sweating forehead reflecting the bright shine of the desk lamp despite the harsh cold temperature. A notebook with a cheap webcam was recording our talk. β€œWe...

I've been blind since birth. This in and of itself is not what this is about, but it's a crucial part of the story. Throughout my life, I've used lots of different kinds of assistive technology; braille keyboards, voice command apps, adapted smartphones...

This week, I moved into a new house. The house itself is lovely, with two stories, three bedrooms, two baths, a fenced-in backyard, and a big kitchen. The tree in the front yard is tall and strong and does a fine job of blocking my...

At first we didn't even understand what was going on. Well, by we I mean those of us who do not hold degrees in astronomy and quantum physics. We were told that earth's spin was slowing and would come to a full stop in less...

"Shhhh shhhh, it's okay baby, I'm here now." She coos into my ear, stroking my feverish cheek as I sit still in her gentle embrace. She hums a soft tune I've never heard before. I can't believe it's already been a whole hour since I first...

Ruby was in her usual spot. Sitting cross-legged, right under the stern β€œNo Busking” sign that was screwed into the old brickwork. β€œBusking” being the British term for street-performance; juggling, fire-breathing, magic tricks, whatever. Ruby was a musician though. A pretty good one, so she’d been...

I never used to frequent bars, at least not as much as I do now. With no job, no family, no nothing to return to, save for a bottle and an ashtray, I couldn’t find anywhere else to waste time. ...

Mitch, Bill and I knew this church well. We all grew up going to it. Now of course we had all 'fallen away' so to speak. It is not a hard church to get into. The second floor windows were never locked and there...