Solving the Mystery

Jenna pulled her car to a stop in front of the door of the old house. She checked the paper where she had written the address to ensure she was in the right place; she was. Looking up, Jenna shook her head. Something wasn’t right. The place was dark and looked as if it had... Continue Reading →

The Fire Dance

Thomas blew out the mist of lamp oil over the torch he was holding, causing a billowing cloud of fire to blast into the air. The crowd a few feet away cheered and screamed. He loved his job, not that he made much money at it. He took another mouthful of the oil, preparing for... Continue Reading →

The Painting

The painting had hung on the wall of his grandmother’s house for as long as anyone in the family could remember. Joshua walked through the house, keeping his eyes off the painting as he crossed the living room. He hated the thing. It was just a simple painting of a Victorian house. There was nothing... Continue Reading →

The Wonders of the Library

Ramone walked through the front door of the library with a feeling of dread. He didn’t want the new job, but as the library was the only place to call him back with a job offer in over a year, he didn’t see any other choice. He walked through the rows trying to get a... Continue Reading →

Stepping into the Past

“Are we really going to go to the boneyard?” Michael asked, walking along the path in the city park.  “Yeah, it sounds like a fun adventure. My grandpa used to take me when I was little.” Amy said, keeping pace with him as they walked.  “But aren’t those old trains dangerous?”  “Not if you’re careful.... Continue Reading →

Taste of Forever

Elizabeth stood in the doorway of her father’s home office, watching as he worked. They had been talking about her going off to college. “It will do you good to be out in the world for a while,” he said, without looking up.  “I know, but I’ve never been out of our town. What would... Continue Reading →

Creation of Nightmares

Eli knew the house had been abandoned for decades, but he still felt the same captivation he had when he was a child. There was something about the old place that called to him. He pulled his truck into the driveway, negotiating the rutted lane as best as he could. The old beast of a... Continue Reading →

The Legend of the Haunted Carnival

The bent old man sat down at his normal table in the bar's corner. The waitress brought him a tall glass of amber liquid, sitting it on the table in front of him. “Good evening, Karen,” the old man said. She smiled. “Evening, Mr. Thomas. Will you be telling us a story tonight?” She asked,... Continue Reading →

Nightmares of Adventure

The trees crowded the road as Ari walked along the darkening street. She fiddled with the flashlight she carried, her thoughts drifting on the chilly wind blowing. She had been walking for hours since she had been hitchhiking across the country and hadn’t had a ride in a while. As she came to a curve... Continue Reading →

The Graveyard Knows

Maxwell stood at the center of the cemetery listening to the soft strands of jazz music. He had come to the cemetery to spend time with the memories of his late family. It had been a long, rough year for his family. The Barkley family had added twelve people to those resting in the cemetery... Continue Reading →

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