Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Browsing the "occupations" Tag

The 12 Rules

Rule 1: Don’t stray from the installations access roads. I spend a lot of time doing contract work for the Army. They contract a hell of a lot of mechanic work out to civilians. Saves on overhead, I guess. But [...]

May 16, 2019 Conspiracies and Government, Jobs and Occupations, Strange and Unexplained

You’re a Guardian, Not a Killer

I was 22 and a bored young woman with a nearly useless degree in French Literature. It was only natural that I worked at my mother’s bookstore until I found a “real job.” I preferred the afternoon shift because it [...]

May 12, 2019 Beings and Entities, Dark Fantasy, Jobs and Occupations, Journals and Diaries, Myths and Legends

The Last Body I Ever Cut Open

Craig Brockwell was found by his wife, dead on their living room floor, a plastic garbage bag tied off around his neck, and an empty bottle of Xanax on the kitchen counter, next to a suicide note. My initial external [...]

May 1, 2019 Beings and Entities, Body Horror, Jobs and Occupations, Locations and Sites, Medical and Hospitals, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Slashers and Gore, Strange and Unexplained


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. “Where do we go from [...]

April 18, 2019 Conspiracies and Government, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Investigations and Crimes, Jobs and Occupations

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 when we were first dating, [...]

April 9, 2019 Children and Childhood, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Jobs and Occupations, Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Strange and Unexplained

I Drive for Cerber

My name is Jim. I’ve been in and out of construction contracts for the last seventeen years. Between those contracts, I do what I can to make a few extra bucks, since you never really know when the next contract [...]

March 31, 2019 Ghosts and Spirits, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained, Technology, the Internet, and the Deep Web

Cursed Sands

Part 1 I’ve been many different things at different points in my life. I’m an eight year veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served in the Gulf War. I was, for a relatively short time, a husband and [...]

March 28, 2019 Jobs and Occupations, Strange and Unexplained

Werewolf Ears

“Did you hear about Sal?” Jimmy lifted his eyes from his work, looked at George’s reflection and replied, “Sal, no, what’s up with him?” He probably spent more time hovering over people, talking to their reflections in the large mirror [...]

March 23, 2019 Body Horror, Insects, Spiders, and Parasites, Jobs and Occupations, Locations and Sites

Don’t Ever Look Back

You know that feeling you get when you walk down a dark hallway? The feeling you get when the lights are out in the room behind you, the feeling that someone, or something is right there behind you, inching its [...]

January 24, 2019 Beings and Entities, Jobs and Occupations, Locations and Sites, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids

Normal Workplace Behavior

“You can’t say you’ve lived until you’re dead.” That’s what my father said to me. Before blowing his brains out with a shotgun. One moment his head was there, and the next it was gone. All of it. Sprayed all [...]

January 19, 2019 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Jobs and Occupations, Strange and Unexplained