In the darkness we are strangers to ourselves, gray-skinned, white-eyed and black-haired demons rather than the usual familiar streaks of color that we see in a lighted mirror. Our grayscale faces are as blank as that of Slenderman's, our hearts as black as a killer's,...

On my sixteenth birthday, just after I had blown out the candles on a fairy cake, my mother told me that I was born dead. โ€œIโ€™m so happy that you made it,โ€ she said. I pulled the fork out of my mouth. โ€œWhat?โ€ โ€œOh,โ€ she said. โ€œI guess we...

Margaret had, as usual, been left to the confines of her bedroom. With her father working the night shift and her mother ill with pneumonia, she didn't have anyone to talk to. The only noise was the ticking of the clock, the slight humming of...

I am terrified of the dark. My grandmother, on the other hand, had an affinity for the dark. She loved and enjoyed the dark so much that most windows in her house were walled shut and the few that remained were, except for rare occasions...

As long as can I remember, I've had that mirror in my room. It was long and spanned over almost half the wall. Just a plain, simple mirror. My parents had told me it was there since we had moved in and thought it was...

While it is known by some that I have a keen interest in the uncanny - seeking it out on occasion - nevertheless it proved a decidedly unsettling experience to find such a strange event taking place just a few feet from my front door. The...

The streets, roads and dusty lanes of Colombia have been fertile territory for myths and legends since before the arrival of the Spaniards. Tales of โ€˜La Patasolaโ€™, a one-legged wailing banshee that forever sought her child, and of โ€˜El Duendeโ€™, a backwards-footed goblin that led...

You know what our problem is? We're too damned accommodating. That's what I told my wife when she agreed to look after that awful bird. We already look after a friend's toddler every Thursday, and take the lady across the corridor shopping, and then there are...

Almost everyone has had a moment of dรฉjร  vu. Going about your business, you travel to school or work, or are simply strolling through the place you call home when something catches your attention. You're sure you've seen it before yet you're unable to recall...

Dear Hannah, Iโ€™ve been doing a lot of running lately. Itโ€™s an excellent way to stay in shape. Obviously. But thatโ€™s not really why I do it. Mostly I just like the fresh air and the freedom, yโ€™know, it gives me time to think. An hour or so...

Today was perfectly normal to begin with, nothing out of the ordinary at all. The same old droning of daytime television and cars, the occasional bird just loud enough in the backyard to make itself heard over the top of the sounds that surround most...