[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2uYqfVMcvQ[/embedyt] “Come on, Jim, you know it’s going to suck.” I didn’t nod, though I wanted to.  Mark was right, as usual.  Most of camp had sucked, to be honest. Tom, on the other hand, tried once more to be the voice of reason, even as he...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNZE3vmzzX4[/embedyt] In a sparsely-populated German settlement, the Becker family earned their living raising and slaughtering cattle.  At that time, those who called the hilly, oak and maple-dotted valley home found quality meat hard to come by.  But Markus Becker and his wife Lena, along with...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIl2kT9wX0k[/embedyt] I don't have much time left. I have to send this message quickly. I hope somebody saw what I just did, and that they will be ready. We all have to be. I woke up in the dark. The last thing I remembered was getting...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyUUNkvafYc[/embedyt] Part 1 I was sitting on the sofa, eating a reheated slice of pizza, when I saw it. My Facebook profile picture. On the local news. Underneath the text: PRIME SUSPECT IN JACKSON MURDER. I blinked. Rubbed my eyes once, twice. “The prime suspect is 24-year-old Hamburg resident, Amanda...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbdgHXARWRc[/embedyt] “911. What’s your emergency?” I said as I answered the phone. “There’s a bat in my house.” A loud scream came over the speaker. “Send someone to come and get it.” “Alright ma’am, I will send animal control over as soon as possible.” The caller thanked...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuTjeERc0a8[/embedyt] This story is part of the author's Heavensville series of interrelated stories. If you enjoy it, the author invites you to click here to read the other tales in the series. Heavensville was stunning to look at, with tall and lush trees lining the sidewalks, beautiful...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx9oT1f0-aM[/embedyt] I usually spend every New Year's celebration at home with a bottle of liquor as my only dependable company. Last year, I was doing just that while binge watching Supernatural. I remember checking my phone to see what time it was – 11:57 PM....

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNnG1wIzX_k[/embedyt] My friend and I have always known not to go into the woods around my house at night. I live in a really, really rural area. Like, the nearest house is about a mile away kind of rural. I love it; I grew up in suburban areas,...