Something Happened During a Hostage Negotiation I Can't Explain
Average Rating:
9

Something Happened During a Hostage Negotiation I Can’t Explain

The west side bank has three exits, thirty windows and nineteen air vents. And when I arrived at the scene, there were thirteen people being held captive by a man with a vendetta. "How bad ...
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The Wolves of These Frozen Woods
Average Rating:
7.18

The Wolves of These Frozen Woods

I can’t stand to be back here. This tiny, rural town I grew up in, it makes my skin crawl to see everything around me. I’m well into middle-age now, but it’s like this town ...
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A Boy in a Michael Myers Mask
Average Rating:
5.36

A Boy in a Michael Myers Mask

“Considering how much crap people give this movie, it honestly isn’t that bad,” Mark said while taking another sip of his beer. His wife, Claire, took another fistful of popcorn from her bowl. “Just you ...
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Kode
Average Rating:
7.48

Kode

A spectral woman stood in socks and sandals upon a stone overlooking a gentle brook, red dawn lips reflected in her silvery flute. I had lost something. Something crucial. Why was I here? Her melody, ...
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I'm a Cop, and I Institutionalized Someone I Knew Wasn't Crazy
Average Rating:
8.99

I’m a Cop, and I Institutionalized Someone I Knew Wasn’t Crazy

Part 1 For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Sarah Barkley. I'm a cop in a small, rural, Pennsylvania town currently stuck working the night shift. I work with a lot ...
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The Church in the Woods
Average Rating:
8

The Church in the Woods

Chapter One: The Dream I had a weird dream last night. It wasn’t like your normal everyday dream. It was very disturbing to me. I wouldn’t consider it a nightmare, but I know I will ...
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Beings and Entities
My Wife Is Eating Me Alive
Average Rating:
6.29

My Wife Is Eating Me Alive

It used to be harmless. It really was. When Karen and I first started dating, she would bite my lip, or nibble at my ear, or pretend to be a vampire and put her teeth ...
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These Are the Lies We Tell
Average Rating:
8.3

These Are the Lies We Tell

The dog ran away today. It’s an easy lie, a simple one. Believable. No one questions it. Everyone knows how dogs are. There’s some work to follow through on it, of course. Walking around the ...
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Freak Next Door
Average Rating:
6.66

Freak Next Door

I lived next to this one kid who always had bandages wrapped around their whole head, even covering their face. I remembered his name was Wilbur, a twelve-year-old boy who never left his house. He ...
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A Story From the BlackGuard
Average Rating:
9.18

A Story From the BlackGuard

Part I The story I am about to tell you is rather confidential. Amongst the Mire, we are known as Regiment 9. Throughout Regiment 9, we are known as the ‘BlackGuards’, But in the small ...
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The Reunion
Average Rating:
7.12

The Reunion

Pistachio nuts littered the thin blue vinyl covering of the table. Salt and dust collected on the pads of Brendan’s fingers. He cracked each nut with excessive force, letting the splintered shells fall idly from ...
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Father Cooke: Part 6 - Don't Stop Believing
Average Rating:
7.78

Father Cooke: Part 6 – Don’t Stop Believing

Publisher's Note: This story is a continuation of the author's Father Cooke series of interrelated stories, and will be more enjoyable if you read the earlier installments in the series first. Click here to read ...
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Midnight in Texas
Average Rating:
8.85

Midnight in Texas

Publisher's Note: This story is a sequel to the previously-featured tale, A Sunset in Texas. The author encourages you to read the first installment in the series to better understand the events of this one. You ...
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The Banana Lady
Average Rating:
6.99

The Banana Lady

There is a banana lady in every town. You might have to look for her, but I would advise against this. She is not someone you would like to meet. You may find her on ...
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My AirPods Make Terrifying Sounds
Average Rating:
8.26

My AirPods Make Terrifying Sounds

I first wore the AirPods to the Stop and Shop. It was an incredible, other-worldly experience. I listened to the soothing voice of Neil deGrasse Tyson while picking through the broccoli. I learned about quasars ...
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Lost and Found
Average Rating:
7.99

Lost and Found

It started as a joke. My wife and I host a lot of parties, and if you’ve ever done cleanup after a party, you know that people leave things behind. Hats and coats constantly, scarves, ...
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KageKao
Average Rating:
5.69

KageKao

Part 1 Mark sighed and looked out at the night sky. He was standing on the roof of his apartment building, four stories up. Sometimes Mark just liked to stay up here and reflect, it ...
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The Elevator in the Woods
Average Rating:
7.5

The Elevator in the Woods

The last thing I remember hearing once I ran out of the school building were the excited shouts and screams of every student around me, trying to start their summer break right away. Many people ...
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The Pack
Average Rating:
8.02

The Pack

My girlfriend, Ruby, and I had been together for about a year before the dreaded question of visiting her parents reared its head. Although she assured me that her folks were relatively laid back and ...
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The Blue Meteor
Average Rating:
3.42

The Blue Meteor

It was a clear night in a small community near San Francisco, California when a mysterious blue light was seen by several residents as it fell from the sky. The next morning, a none-too-bright man ...
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Candles
Average Rating:
8.26

Candles

I inherited Chandler's Candles from my pa, who had inherited it from his grandma, who inherited it (I guess) from her ma or pa. It's a dying art, honestly, and I will be the first ...
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