TRAGEDY AT TUCKAHOE LAKE Ronny was impressed- they were great at telling his tale. β€œWe only save the BEST campfire story for the end,” Stan told the wide-eyed kids as he leaned in, flames reflecting off his glasses. β€œAre you all SURE you can handle it?...

Cora ran home from school that day with a knapsack full of half-nibbled biscuits and more questions than her mother had answers. It had started with a music lesson- she took piano from Mrs. Morris, twice weekly and once on Sundays after church. Old lady...

I told Gage not to take it. For weeks now stories had been coming in about these goddamn β€˜chill pills’. That you could go to this awesome psychedelic place, you know, a real β€˜trip’. And normally, yeah, that’d be my jam. That night we were...

I never really liked my sister. I mean, of course, I love her, but we’ve never quite gotten along. It’s more than just that β€œsister rivalry” thing. Even as I stand here now on her front lawn, I guess I’m where I’ve always been with...

Tiger can’t change his stripes, tiger can’t change his stripes. That was the motto Jo chanted in her head as she slowly rode over to 7 Brook Street. She found herself circling the block a couple times even after she had located the place, too...

My dog won’t stop staring at me. Sounds like a trivial problem, I know- just ignore her, or block her view, or shift location. But after weeks and weeks on end, I’ve finally had enough of it. And having that creeping sensation come over your...

I am eternal. In a universal sense, I always have been and always will be here, though I did not always walk amongst you humans, nor even have need to walk at all. At first I simply was here to do the bidding of a...

Riggs put his hand up to shield his eyes from the midday sun, unused to any natural light source, as he gingerly stepped out of the crumbled wall of the facility. Dr. Geary, his research companion, took his hand and together they slowly walked back...

The cracked, grey structure stood like a monument before them, separated from the offroad only by a chainlink fence, scattering pockets of moonlight over the foursome. Swaying against each other with inebriation, three fraternity boys and the only girl they could find who had the...