I usually like to watch TV with my little sister, Kimberly. She was only five, so of course, she watched all the cutesy kids' shows. I didnโ€™t really mind, though. They made her happy and I liked spending time with her. She watched shows like...

โ€œCan we go on the roller coaster?โ€ โ€œSure we can,โ€ Kent assured his son, whose eyes brimmed with hope and enthusiasm. Little Brian ran ahead towards the ride as his father walked quickly behind. It was one of those old, rickety coasters that wonโ€™t keep you...

It was cold. Cold and dark. Thatโ€™s all I could feel when I stared into the black abyss, that made up its eyes. There was a tingling sensation in my feet, that slowly rose up in my body like panic trapped inside of me. I...

Shawn took one last drag of his cigarette. He didn't smoke regularly, but this occasion nearly called for one. It had been years since his last job interview, and it was all he could do to stop his hands from shaking. He looked at the...

It was my fifth day in Gloaming, Nevada โ€“ an unincorporated township skirted on all sides by scorched barrenness. I had never been this far west before, and so the craggy, acacia-dotted desert was dazzling to my senses. I remember wishing that I could extend...