It is dark now. Thank god itโ€™s dark now. This way is better. This way I cannot see them.They come out during the day, during the night. But night is better, so much better, because I cannot see them. Sometimes I can feel their breath, sometimes hot,...

Ever since I was small I've had a fascination with old things, buildings specifically. Something about things that rot and decay is beautiful to me, I don't really know why. As a kid Iโ€™d get into all the dark, dusty spaces I could. The attic, the...

Youโ€™re right to be scared of the dark. You know that feeling you get when the covers are pulled up to your face? When youโ€™re lying in the dark with your eyes open but too afraid to look? That feeling that makes you a child again,...

The first account โ€“ it was in a warm September A month still haunted by the saddening winter. If well I remember, the winds still lashed The village where, upon dusk, dogs barked The place where, until dawn, no soul wandered. That dame, I first saw her in a mere...

Sheโ€™s perfect. Thatโ€™s all Matt could think as he sat on the bus throughout the entire, bumpy trip to the campground. He was thinking of Emily. Emily had dirty brown hair, kind eyes, a sharp wit and a dazzling smile- and Matt was going to spend...

Have you ever had a lapsing dream? It's a very real thing, but I don't talk to many people and I pay little attention to the media, so it is difficult to know what is unique to my mind and body. I turned the concept...

Itโ€™s true what they say - that when a person goes blind their other senses heighten in order to compensate. Knowing that, and thinking back on everything that happened to me, I still canโ€™t come to a rational conclusion of how these events unfolded around...

I think you misunderstand what I mean when I say dark. I donโ€™t mean the night time, when the sun goes beyond the horizon, with the light fading into bruised decay. I donโ€™t mean when the electricity goes out and youโ€™re in the shower, soap...

The mountains rose high in the distance, the snowy, white caps breaking through the thick layer of clouds that blanketed the sky above. Below the line of snow, fir trees washed the mountain in a bright sea of green. The rolling hills that stretched out...

Overmorrow The old woman had said that nothing was beyond the reach of the Overmorrow. She had said that if you earned its favor, you would be handsomely rewarded. All you had to do was bring it gifts. But Kaylee didnโ€™t have any money, and, besides,...

The first thing Courtney noticed as he pulled his beat up old Ford into Rodโ€™s driveway was the massive gash in the field just east of the farmhouse. It was early January and the ground sat frozen under a thick blanket of snow, yet despite...

It was coming up on Thanksgiving and I wanted to go to my parents house. They lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, whereas I had moved to Denver,Colorado for college. I had been meaning to visit them for some time, so it seemed the perfect opportunity....

Before we get to the heart of the matter I should probably tell you a little bit about myself. I am the oldest son of a large family and I had spent my entire life in the same town in the North East United States....

Please consider reading Funland, by the same author, before proceeding with this story. Thank you! I live in a small town in Massachusetts where nothing big ever seems to happen. However, a few years ago, my older brother was in a pretty bad car accident that...

โ€œShitโ€ I said to myself, as I poured out the last bit of water in my three liter Poland Spring jug into the pot above my portable gas range. I tossed the empty tube of plastic aside and it clattered against a mess of garbage...

11 MILES "How is your relationship with the Harrison boy going?" Asked Sarah's mother. They were sitting in the front room of their enormous house, sipping herbal tea that had long since gone cold. "You know, I think I like him," Sarah said to her mother. โ€œThe...