Posts tagged "Fiction"

The drug of anticipation, a short story

She wasn’t the type of person who used drugs. She barely drank and didn’t smoke. Well, she smoked a few cigarettes in college, but she was never a smoker. She was a rule follower, not a a rule breaker. No, she definitely wasn’t the type of person who used drugs, But… She was at a... Read more »

The Last Passenger

The Last Passenger
A guest post by Adam Music It has become time for me to begin my own journal, some place where I can share my thoughts outside of the records of this hospital. A place where I can speculate without becoming a patient of this institution myself. For if my theory on The Man in Room... Read more »

The scariest Halloween maze in the world

The scariest Halloween maze in the world
“No adult without a child. No child without an adult.” That’s what was printed across the top of the orange flier. My son shoved the paper into my hands with the enthusiasm of someone redeeming a winning lottery ticket. “See, mom. Kids aren’t just allowed. They are required! Come on. Let’s go! Please!” Having a son who... Read more »
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The Halloween prank

A guest post by Danielle Hontz Halloween eve was ripe with mischief as Shane sat on the porch with Dave and Alicia, trading tales of Halloweens past. Dave sighed. “I suppose we’ll have to endure another equally humiliating prank from you this year. So tell me, what’ll it be: switch our Halloween candy with rocks?... Read more »

The secret of the Chicago Pedway

A guest post by Michael M The Chicago Pedway is a network of tunnels, concourses and bridges connecting buildings, retail shops, hotels and train stations throughout downtown Chicago. It is also a labyrinth of magical mystery for those who know The Secret. My coworkers and I usually walked the Pedway together on our way to... Read more »

The Vultures of Main Street

The Vultures of Main Street
They have come like vultures to pick the meat from my bones. They will peck out my heart if I let them. They circle and circle then swoop in to kill what is already dead. I do not recognize them. They have not been here before. They only came now because they were drawn in... Read more »
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Alexandra and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Zero-Day Day

This morning I woke up to a text message alert. It was my boss saying a critical vulnerability was announced that impacts our systems. There is no patch to fix the bug, but there are some workarounds. He said everyone needed to go into the office right away. It was only 4 a.m. I could... Read more »

20 super short love stories

20 super short love stories
In an effort to fight my writer’s ennui I decided to play with one of my favorite writing exercises: forced brevity. Previously, I’ve written lists of very short scary stories and very short silly stories. This time I tried my hand at being romantic. Here are 20 super short love stories: When he arrived at... Read more »

The Valentine's Day Alibi

The Valentine's Day Alibi
“If anyone asks what we did on the 14th say we went to a nice restaurant. Or is that too boring? What do you think?” “What are you talking about?” “We have to get our story straight.” “For what?” “For Valentine’s Day.” “I thought you didn’t want to do anything for Valentine’s Day.” “I don’t.”... Read more »
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October 31: Not the Last Page

October 31: Not the Last Page
The October Diary is a work of fiction that was released serially during October 2015. This is the final installment. Unless you are a fan of spoilers, you shouldn’t read this until you have read all the entries as listed here. October 31st Today I will die, but if the witch told the truth, this will... Read more »