"Cheryl! That's great news. I didn't even know you were psychic!" exclaimed Marian, her face alight with excitement. "I'm not psychic, Marian." β€œOh, of course not. That was silly of me. You can just read the future in the stars,” the last syllable trailed off, a hint...

My older brother is a cop. Naturally, he has a protective instinct over me, his little, only, sister. The cop factor does not help. I was always babied by my family, but me and Greg, my brother, always had a closer bond. Whenever one of...

Paolo fed me one last strawberry from the painted clay bowl. He let the juice drip down my chin and then kissed away every last trace. For a moment I was lost in the beauty of his herculean bronzed skin and the sound of the...

A solitary wooden cabin hid itself deep within the rustling forest. Enclosed all around by towers of gnarled ancient trees, the thick black of night helped the cabin to completely disappear from sight. A glowing fire crackled in the hearth within the cabin, casting its...

β€œDon’t let them have anything to eat,” Mrs Dumfries said, rummaging through her handbag that weighed down her shoulder. β€œI’ll be fine,” I said, trying to give a reassuring smile. β€œOf course you will. Nothing will go wrong, I’m sure,” Mr Dumfries nodded. β€œAnd they have to be...

Jolene is dead. She was the greatest thing in my life. And I loved her. β€” I went through quite a lonely spell as a younger child. It is possible that I never grew out of it. When I was much younger I used to be constantly transfixed by the...

"It's nice," said Phil, "I still can't believe you own a house." "Me neither, bro," said Howard, "I mean, not at all." The two were standing in the mostly undecorated living room. The walls were recently painted a deep Marsala color ("Color of the year 2015, bro....

I wake up. Another beautiful day. You know the best thing about living in a big city? You can completely reinvent yourself at any time. Become someone entirely new. That’s great for someone like me. I don’t like routine. I did try living in small towns at first,...

Greek: παράνοια (paranoia), "madness", παρά (para), β€œbeside”, Ξ½ΟŒΞΏΟ‚ (noos), β€œmind" For the sake of protecting my identity, as if it matters at this stage, I’ll tell you my name is Freddie. I'm 20 years old and at the time of these events I studied at a...

My dog won’t stop staring at me. Sounds like a trivial problem, I know- just ignore her, or block her view, or shift location. But after weeks and weeks on end, I’ve finally had enough of it. And having that creeping sensation come over your...

I'm woken up by the sound of my phone going off, I open my eyes to see my cheap apartment covered in the dim light of early day. Sighing, I sit up and slap my hand down on top of my phone, dragging it off...

I know scary stories are fun to read, but they can also be a warning. I’m writing and posting this only because I know the people that come here will actually read the whole thing, maybe even with interest. I want to tell my...

The haze of the fever had me bathed in sweat. I don’t really know how I got here. Yes many times I’ve rode past the Tuller Bridge. The bus ride to Tuller Bridge was dull. My feet tapped rhythmically on the floor in anticipation. The grey...

There will be a day, I promise you, when fantasy will become reality. When great creatures, with thousands of towering legs, graze gracefully on the tops of the tallest trees. When the oceans of the Earth are teeming with translucent, tentacled beasts, so tangled and...

June, 2354 It's hard to begin but let me preface this by saying that Earth does still exist, but it’s a wasteland. If you're listening to this you need to know where you come from. The scientists were right. Climate change was a real threat. ...