About 5 years ago I went on a vacation to Wrangellโ€“St. Elias National Park in Alaska. The cool, fresh air, beautiful scenery, and vast expanses of wilderness seemed ideal for my vacation from a tedious desk job back home. Iโ€™d saved up for years to...

Scotland is one of those places that seems to never really be simple, or summed up neatly into a couple of words. Sure, you can try, the tourists certainly do: tartan, booze and heavy accents; but I've lived here all my life, never worn tartan...

Theists have a pernicious habit of countering non-believers with the ultimate cruelty of a life snuffed out in an instant. How can there be nothing beyond, when we are surrounded by beauty and complexity in this world? This world has afforded us a myriad of...

Friday night, itโ€™s the end of the long work week. You decide to wind down in the evening, watching a video your friend recommended. Itโ€™s about the history of cartoons. Something happy, and interesting to watch before bed. The music during most of the film...

The day was hot. Damn hot. I think the only reason these buckets of sweat stopped leaking out from my every pore is because Iโ€™d already been drained of all the water from my body. I just sat there panting like a dog. A searing,...

I didnโ€™t stop running. I suppose I could have, if I wanted to, but the thought of what would happen to me if I stood still for any more than a second frightened me to death. My breaths grew louder and louder as I ran...

Ad break. I hit the mute button and stand up from my comfy chair, stretching, and wander into the kitchen, eyeing the fridge. Swinging the metallic doors open, I cast my eyes over the shelves: cheese, expired. Milk, expired. Sauces and relishes, probably expired too. Cider it...

I still canโ€™t get what happened last week out of my head. I mean, it doesnโ€™t fit together at all. I havenโ€™t been able to get any rest for the past few days just thinking about it, so I figured Iโ€™d just write it down...

My breathing is steady and shallow, the exhales causing slight disturbances in the fog around me, my shoes making a constant smack, smack on the pavement. The mist acts like a thin blanket, dampening my senses, making the world just a little quieter, a little...

Prologue Doppelganger is a German word that literally means โ€œdouble goerโ€. Legend has it that if you see your doppelganger you will die. There are many true instances where this has occurred for example In 1860, right after winning the presidential election, Abraham Lincoln had a...

Itโ€™s worth noting the few minutes I've had to spend clenching and unclenching my hands in order to regain the control of my nerves; just enough to put down in plain words, the events that continue to fester in the back my mind. Unburden the soul...

โ€œItโ€™s called Tetrapranzamine,โ€ Ron, my dealer of choice, told me. โ€œJust 100 mgs is guaranteed to not only have you up all night studying but it will improve your concentration and your retention in the morning. It also has no hangover. Itโ€™s a true wonder...

Before I start, I have to admit something. I'm only telling you this because I think that it is important. But I swear, what happened was real. I just hope that you don't judge me based on what I'm about to share. The thing...

I'm writing this as some sort of vain attempt towards a personal closure. I'm not entirely sure what's going to happen to me, but considering the current state of events I'm almost positive that I don't have much time to get away. Iโ€™m sure that...

It started with my 3 year old son screaming in his room in the middle of the night. When I came in to check on him he was in hysterics. Tears ran down his little cheeks as he cried about how the Boogeyman had frightened...

My name's Charlie, and I'm 15-years old. I've lived in Chicago for just about my entire life before my entire family moved to the small town of ********* (I'm not going to name it for personal reasons). There's been a story going around this little town,...