• Desperate Remedies (Medium)

    Maribel’s bare feet slapped against the packed dirt as she ran into the city. The only faces she saw were of those still closing up their shops. No one looked twice at her and most averted their gazes to not even look once. But she paid them no mind, her own eyes on her feet…

  • Shower Time

    Tired and grimy from a long day, I was eager to get to the shower the second I arrived home. I bee-lined for the bathroom. I turned on the shower to warm up and hurried into my walk-in closet to take off my dirty work clothes. As I pulled my shirt over my head, the…

  • When They Come to Town

    When They Come to Town A crisp breeze and autumn in the airBack to school bells and say goodbyeTo summer fun But with fall comes the carnivalAnd funnel cake and stuffed prizesWith a hint of mystery if you’ll stop by They work the booths, just like anyoneBut don’t look too closely at their eyesOr their teeth…

  • Yours Truly

    Dearest Marianna, It is with deep regret that I must write the following words. Your father has passed on. I was there when it happened, and I promise you there was nothing in my power I could do to prevent it. I would have gone in his place, if that were possible. Your brother will…

  • The Librarian

    Lauren Fields waved goodbye to the last patron of the library and then locked the door behind him. It was well past the technical closing time, but Lauren didn’t enjoy kicking people out. Especially when she wasn’t planning on going home any time soon. So, if there were a few people lingering in the stacks…

  • An Encounter

    A door slammed, and I flinched. The lights flickered and dust fell from the slats in the ceiling. But then there were heavy footsteps overhead, and I knew I needed to be as quiet as I could possibly be. Slowly, very slowly, I reached my hand out to find the button on my extension cord.…

  • In the Dark

    I’m not sure what woke me. But when I opened my eyes, it was still dark outside the tent, and the only thing I could hear was the creak of branches in the light breeze. I was tempted to roll over and go back to sleep, but then I realized I was alone in the…

  • He Wears my Face pt 4

    Philip noticed Jordan’s change in mood when they sat down for lunch. “What’s up, man?” He opened his lunch bag and unloaded the contents onto the table. “You’ve been extra quiet today.” Jordan shrugged. He didn’t think he could explain any of this to Philip. And even if he did, there wasn’t even a slight…

  • He Wears My Face pt 3

    Jordan found it difficult to fall asleep the next few nights. But he didn’t wake up to anything strange until the following week. Just as he’d relaxed into thinking it had been a strange form of night terrors, he woke to the sensation of something sitting on his chest. And there was the awful, rotten…

  • He Wears My Face pt 2

    A few days passed, and Jordan forgot about the thing breathing in his room. He didn’t hear anything else, and it fell to the back of his memory. Until Friday morning, right before his alarm sounded, Jordan woke to a strange sensation. Warm air fluttered over his face and a rotten stench stung his nostrils.…