Miracle Girl
Average Rating:
8.27

Miracle Girl

“When is Miracle Girl coming?” I asked and got a stony look of disapproval from my uncle in return. If he read comic books, he’d appreciate my nickname for an immortal elementary schooler. Grandpa laid ...
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Russian Doll
Average Rating:
7.43

Russian Doll

“You really do like my collection, don't you?” Those words were among the most terrifying I had heard in my entire life.  Not because of the words themselves, but because of the man saying them.  ...
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The Living History Project
Average Rating:
9.11

The Living History Project

One of my least favorite parts about being a middle school history teacher is the bullshit “Living History” assignments we give at the end of every school year. Kids are supposed to sit with their ...
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The Devil is in the Details
Average Rating:
7.33

The Devil is in the Details

It was the year 1992. Peter Ivankov’s life was never the same since then - firstly, because his home country had gone through a massive transformation following the dissolution of the Soviet Union the previous ...
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Lapse
Average Rating:
8.37

Lapse

I’m sitting here in my basement, freezing my ass off in my boxers and more terrified than I’ve been in my entire fucking life. It’s almost 3am, I don’t want to wake up my wife ...
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Strange and Unexplained
I’m Not Afraid of the Basement
Average Rating:
6.34

I’m Not Afraid of the Basement

I hadn’t been to my childhood home since my parents got divorced. I was five years old when I was last in that home. It was very important to me to have my home in ...
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Strange and Unexplained
The Rodderson Experiments
Average Rating:
8.85

The Rodderson Experiments

The Rodderson Experiments By Henry Parkissel Hey, everyone, it’s Henry from Oddity Watch, formerly known as MagaScream. I would like to preface this article by addressing our recent name change, which was done because people thought that “Maga-“ in ...
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My Son Committed Suicide, and My Wife Blames Me
Average Rating:
8.93

My Son Committed Suicide, and My Wife Blames Me

I’ve never posted like this before. But I suppose I’ve never needed to. If you’ve read the title, you know what to expect, and you can move on if you’d like to avoid the topic ...
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The Convention
Average Rating:
6.95

The Convention

We got to the hotel late. The kiddo was a mess, and so was I. I’d let Sally sleep through the flight while I tried to keep our two-year-old girl from having a total meltdown ...
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Gray
Average Rating:
6.48

Gray

The two men stood in the crisp, evening mountain air. The woodland that surrounded them on all sides was dense and deep. “So…” the first man turned to the other, straightening up his stab-proof vest ...
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I Kill One Person Per Year, It's My Job
Average Rating:
7.94

I Kill One Person Per Year, It’s My Job

“So, you think your husband is trying to kill you?” “Yes! He is, I know it. I know he took life insurance policies out of me. Well, we did it together, actually…” “But how does ...
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Strange and Unexplained
The Signal-Man
Average Rating:
7.18

The Signal-Man

“Halloa! Below there!” When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was standing at the door of his box, with a flag in his hand, furled round its short pole. One would have ...
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Systemic
Average Rating:
5.92

Systemic

I just killed myself for breakfast. I sat in my 100+ degree car, reeking of maple syrup and incapable of many coherent thoughts save for that one. It swayed through my mind like a dead ...
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Strange and Unexplained
The Machine
Average Rating:
8.74

The Machine

Griffin and I were both 25. We hadn’t seen each other since college but kept in close contact. I was working at a cybersecurity firm, and I really wasn’t sure what he had been doing ...
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I Raised the Devil's Daughter
Average Rating:
7.59

I Raised the Devil’s Daughter

You know those stories where a woman walks into the bar, meets a stunning man and gets pregnant, then finds out she’s bearing the offspring of Lucifer? Well, this is not one of those. My mother ...
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Aberration
Average Rating:
6.12

Aberration

I like to go urban spelunking, "ruin diving" my friends call it. We find a place out in the middle of the nowhere that people have forgotten and we break in to see what treasures ...
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A Very Lonely Road
Average Rating:
8.13

A Very Lonely Road

The sound of the car engine coughing and sputtering made my heart sink and my stomach knot. I always had a bad feeling about driving something that was twenty-three years of age. Even though it ...
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Why Do People Keep Staring at My Face?
Average Rating:
7.5

Why Do People Keep Staring at My Face?

"What the hell is her problem?" I thought to myself as I sat in my cubicle. Angela, one of my co-workers, was staring at me. More accurately, she was gawping at me. At my face ...
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The Harvard Wormhole Experiment
Average Rating:
8.69

The Harvard Wormhole Experiment

They gave me a million bucks to keep my trap shut, and I did, for fifteen years. But last night I was making the rounds, and I saw the professor again. I had a heart ...
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Where the Birches Lean
Average Rating:
8.65

Where the Birches Lean

It was the last week of school before Christmas break. That meant that the students and teachers of Ridgecrest Christian Preparatory Academy had little intention of actually working. Most classes had become a social hour ...
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The Artist
Average Rating:
8.65

The Artist

There’s this painting my wife loves, called “Death and Life”, by Klimt. I don’t know what she finds so fascinating about it. I made all the right noises when she showed me her beloved framed print ...
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