Demon's Den
Average Rating:
6.66

Demon’s Den

I moved to London from India immediately after my wedding with Karan. My husband was living in London for 6 years and his then accommodation was a shady studio apartment, which to me was simply ...
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Project Atlantis
Average Rating:
9

Project Atlantis

I was part of Project Atlantis. Among the various scientific endeavors undertaken by the Russian government throughout the mid-late 20th century, underwater exploration was always kept quiet. Attempts had been made to source renewable energy, ...
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Autopilot
Average Rating:
7.89

Autopilot

Have you ever forgotten your phone? When did you realize you’d forgotten it? I’m guessing you didn’t just smack your forehead and exclaim ‘damn’ apropos of nothing. The realization probably didn’t dawn on you spontaneously ...
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My Coworker Showed Up For His Opening Shift, the Day After His Funeral
Average Rating:
7.64

My Coworker Showed Up For His Opening Shift, the Day After His Funeral

This happened to me a few years ago when I was working for a small-time administration office as a security guard. The building had just been purchased by the company and was in a sad ...
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The New Guard at San Quentin Prison Isn't Human
Average Rating:
6.18

The New Guard at San Quentin Prison Isn’t Human

My eyes opened quickly as I heard the whisper. “Wanna see something, Charlie?” It happened last night. The newest prison guard on the block opened my cell, smiled, and informed me I was to gather ...
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The Statues
Average Rating:
7.57

The Statues

I never liked going to my aunt Paola’s house. Honestly, I never liked her either. She’s a creepy bible-thumping Jesus fanatic and she’d always circle over me like a vulture. But none of that creeped ...
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Officer Down
Average Rating:
6.96

Officer Down

[Recording begins] "The date is November 1st, 2018. This is–" [coughs] "This is Detective Ray Sherman, excuse me. Badge number 13557, of the Internal Affairs Investigation Unit, number 334. We are investigating the night of ...
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When the Circus Came to Town
Average Rating:
8.81

When the Circus Came to Town

The tents appeared in the middle of the night, without preamble. There was some heated discussion at city hall, because not even the mayor knew they were coming. They must’ve worked out something, though, because ...
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Alone
Average Rating:
8.83

Alone

Part 1: Good Will Hunting I’m a producer for Alone, the TV show on History. This story is about a participant we had in season 2, whose footage we had to cut. I’ve never felt ...
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I Can't Wake Up
Average Rating:
7.72

I Can’t Wake Up

Though I've spiced up the narrative a bit, this is a mostly accurate account of what happens to me on a regular basis. Throughout my life I've been diagnosed with various sleep disorders, the most ...
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The Witch of Arlena Falls
Average Rating:
8.61

The Witch of Arlena Falls

5:58 AM “There is an unexpected turn in the weather this morning, say our local meteorologists. Instead of seeing a warm day, we are getting a snowstorm that sources are saying could turn into the ...
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Terminal C
Average Rating:
6.99

Terminal C

My family and I moved to Denver about two years ago. I work for an art school that transferred me from my remote Orlando office, and the city that I had called home for the ...
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Stories For My Daughter
Average Rating:
8.72

Stories For My Daughter

I know they say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for me it's Halloween. I deck the hall with cobwebs and fake spiders. It's just such a special time. Autumn is ...
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Unfinished Business
Average Rating:
7.5

Unfinished Business

I live in a country where, unfortunately, Halloween is not a big thing. It’s almost not a thing at all, and this fact disappoints me to no end. I’m a bored 19-year-old living in a ...
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Hallowed Ground
Average Rating:
8.99

Hallowed Ground

I don’t think there’s anything more beautiful than a cemetery in the fall, though I love cemeteries no matter the season. There’s normally an abundance of majestically tall trees, more than you typically find in ...
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My Son Did Something Terrible on Halloween
Average Rating:
7.09

My Son Did Something Terrible on Halloween

I have a confession to make. I have been trying so hard to forget what I saw, but now that Halloween is right around the corner again, all these memories resurfaced all of a sudden ...
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The Library is Hungry
Average Rating:
4.89

The Library is Hungry

Most towns have a library. They’re public buildings, institutions of knowledge and fantasy. The books held within are almost sacred; librarians and their assistants: the priests and acolytes of knowledge and lore. Some libraries, however, ...
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Little Lucy
Average Rating:
7.01

Little Lucy

Grandma Elouise had strictly forbidden everyone in the family from going into the attic of her old farmhouse. She insisted that the ceiling door was far too heavy, and that someone would throw out their ...
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Have You Ever Been to Bunnyman Bridge?
Average Rating:
8.1

Have You Ever Been to Bunnyman Bridge?

“Dude, you’ve never heard of Bunnyman Bridge?” I had been living in Virginia for less than six months when my buddy Scott asked me this question. I was a recent transplant from New Jersey and ...
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My Boyfriend Investigated A Strange Noise on Halloween
Average Rating:
6.83

My Boyfriend Investigated A Strange Noise on Halloween

I've always enjoyed Halloween. It's a great holiday, it's fun, and above all, I like getting scared. All these reasons make it like Christmas for me and my family. My parents actually like it as ...
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I Found a Lost Little Girl at a Halloween Attraction
Average Rating:
7.59

I Found a Lost Little Girl at a Halloween Attraction

God, I wish we hadn’t changed our Halloween routine last year. For three years, ever since they have been old enough, we have done the same thing, go trick or treating in the village with ...
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