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 by random assignment. I had been...

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 no note, nothing going on...

“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 at me and grinned crookedly. “Make...

I'm a researcher studying Canada Geese for the last ten years. I've never published my research. Specifically, my small team and I study a small population of Canada Geese that migrates to Arizona during the winter months from Alaska. This work mostly involves checking the new...

I think when most normal people think of the Internet, they're thinking social media, online shopping, news, and the occasional porn site.  Now people talk about “The Dark Web,” a place of untamed wilderness, where gangsters are selling guns, using Bitcoin to do untraceable transfers...

On November 24, 2005, there was a disturbing occurrence at Disneyland. It was an average day at the wonder-filled amusement park. Families were scattered throughout the park, the excited squeals of children rang out over the crowds, and Disney mascots wandered around and posed for pictures....

“I need to confess to you.” “Oh, uh, I'm not a priest. I'm just a --” The old man's grip tightened. He stared at me with those hollow, blue eyes. “I need to confess,” he repeated. “I've done something horrible.” What was I supposed to do? Walk away?...

I grew up with a healthy fear of clowns, I’d say. Could’ve been because of Stephen King, could’ve been because of John Wayne Gacy, could’ve just been because they’re fucking creepy looking. My family has never let me live it down, so it shouldn’t have...

When I first saw Arron, he was lying on the floor of the Thompson's bedroom, still as death. “Hey! Are you okay?” I prodded him with my toe. Then I crouched down and shook him, like mad, until his eyes fluttered open. “Don’t do that!” he yelled in my face....