Tag: Fiction

Women in tech are done with your bullshit (and we will destroy you)

What is it like to be a woman in tech? You mean other than having people repeatedly ask you, “What’s it like to be a woman in tech?” Ha! Kidding. Sort of. Seriously though, this question has been asked many times before to many other panels just like this. Those women have all said basically... Read more »

Gertrude Boyle: The conclusion

A guest post by Bela Matyas Feher This is part two of two. Read the first part of the story here. I see you’ve finished your sherry. Shall I pour you another? Oh, very good. You have excellent taste! This sherry is of a very unique vintage, I am assured. Like none other you have ever... Read more »

Gertrude Boyle: An introduction

A guest post by Bela Matyas Feher Sit down, Traveler, and rest your feet a while, for you are weary from the long road, and on nights like this one, ‘tis best that you should be indoors. “Why,” you ask? It is well known in the valley here, that on nights like this, when the mists... Read more »
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How I became a real vampire

How I became a real vampire
The first person I told I was a vampire was my mom. I was seven and had just watched one of those old black and white Dracula movies on TV. I got one of my mom’s black skirts from her closet and tied it around my neck like a cape. “I am a vampire!” I declared... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »