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  • 02/19 - The Black Tunnel (by John Faucett)
    -Strange – 6 Pages – I pulled my blankets off in slow motion. My knees all but buckled under me as I put one foot and then the other on…
  • 01/22 - Purple Circles (by wspires)
    Last summer my eyes broke.  They would burn in the morning and I’d rub them.   I would look at my eyes in mirrors and see that there were red lines…
  • 12/25 - The Grisly Death of Chester McDonald: A Fable (by Randy Bone)
    Chester McDonald suffered a most horrific death. He was eaten alive by his pigs. One day he went out to slop them, but they turned on him, the shifty bastards,…
  • 11/27 - River People (by Andy Henion)
    -Strange – 2 Pages – As far as I can tell there are two types of Tennessee river people and they travel in competing packs and consume washed up fish…
  • 11/06 - No Small Thing (by Submitted by Guest)
    By Tom Shay The ebb and flow of pedestrians made Sascha seasick. Schools of cars passed down the road, staring at the throng. No bird is as free as me,…
  • 11/01 - The Goddam Ginsu Knife (by Randy Bone)
    He never liked the Ginsu Knife. It kept looking at him. Actually, it was his own reflected image in the knife that would stare back at him as he crept…
  • 10/16 - The Voices (by Emily Keburis)
    by Emily Keburis “Get rid of her Justin, it’s your only way out! Otherwise you might get caught, and we can’t let that happen, now can we?” said Daria. At…
  • 10/02 - Evil’s Eye (by Submitted by Guest)
    The huge opening seemed to breathe, and with each intake of breath its mouth seemed to open a little wider. Jenny closed her eyes. This was it. She felt the…
  • 07/31 - The Black Noir (by Randy Bone)
    I was playing trombone in a Megadeth cover band when she caught my eye. She was sitting across the crowded smoky bar drinking something wet and pink. I knew right…
  • 07/03 - I Was A Teenage DJ (by Bob Senitram)
    Yup, I was a teenage DJ. NOTE: Due to a shortage of submissions, I’m posting a biographical story taken from four Ask Bob columns, written a year ago. If you…
  • 06/05 - Underbelly (by Rob Morgan)
    Underbelly Rich pressed his forehead to the rain-streaked glass. His grubby clothes scratched against his skin as the monorail bucked over a siding. The people around him jolted in unison,…
  • 05/22 - Demon Rising – The Awakening (by Hywel Griffiths)
    -Strange – 18 Pages – Chapter 1: The Awakening Heinrich My stomach feels twisted tonight. We wait in the darkness, myself and several others scattered amongst the undergrowth. Elsewhere more…
  • 04/10 - Deli (by D. Harlan Wilson)
    By D. Harlan Wilson The cashier is wearing a necklace that is supporting his late girlfriend's bleeding heart. He strangled her during his lunch break after she admitted she had been sleeping with the deli's sandwich maker. After strangling her, he calmly used a butcher's knife to slice open her chest and remove her heart. He attached the heart to a string of leather, bowed his head, and slipped the necklace on, delighting in the symbolic nature of the act. Then he tossed his girlfriend's mangled corpse into a dumpster...
  • 03/13 - Level Nine (by P.S. Gifford)
    -Strange – 1 page – Elizabeth all at once had opened her eyes and felt strangely rested. She allowed her retinas to adjust to the bright warm light and began…
  • 04/11 - The Prey (by Nikolay Terekhin)
    -Strange – 1 Page – Dalibor bent over to catch his breath. His throat felt ragged, as though the air was scratching it. His heart was pounding in his chest,…
  • 03/21 - After Death (by Hywel Griffiths)
    Chapter 1: The Scouts -Strange – 13 Pages – Victor Our horses burst from the woods, hooves pounding against the soil and throwing up the turf in thick chunks. My…
  • 01/10 - The Ringing of the Bells (by Nikolay Terekhin)
    -Strange – 9 Pages – The Ringing of the Bells: Part I The city of Laketown was awakened abruptly by the ringing of the bells. A thunderous roar resounded across…
  • 12/16 - Sandcastles (by Will Shadbolt)
    -Strange – 11 Pages – This story begins in the age of myth. It was a time when demons haunted nights, mushrooms housed gnomes, and knights fought dragons. I wasn’t…
  • 10/09 - Mr. Sockforahead – The Series (by Joshua Blanc)
    Strange – 10 Stories, 72 Pages – Mr. Sockforahead came from the imagination of a young man named Joshua Blanc back in 2000. As he matured, so did his writing…
  • 08/15 - SONGS FROM THE WOOD (by Chris Harris)
    SONGS FROM THE WOOD Strange – 20 Pages – Despite years of studies, nobody had cracked the code. Many individuals and groups, looking at the puzzle from a multitude of…
  • 07/06 - STUCK IN A CLICHÉ (by aar_bear)
    The inside was dark. The Man With The Mustache woke up and saw nothing but a dimly lit wooden plank.  If he was smarter, or at least well versed in…
  • 08/15 - THE DANCE (by Chris Harris)
    Sci-fi – 17 Pages – The sun fell like a hammer into the once turquoise sea and darkness was upon us in an instant. Of course the night offered no…
  • 08/07 - MAP OF AMERICA (by Chris Harris)
    Strange – 21 Pages – I’d always loved maps. In fact the walls of my office at home were covered with them. Almost every part of the globe was represented…
  • 06/27 - The Serial Killer Next Door (by P.S. Gifford)
    The Serial Killer Next Door by P.S. Gifford © 2005________________________________________ “There is a serial killer living next door,” Fred tried to explain. “What?” His half asleep wife Hilda replied from…
  • 04/25 - Infinite Being — by Dovin Melhee (by dovinmelhee)
    Infinite Being By Dovin Melhee ————— There was an infinite being. Infinite in ability. Infinite in power. Infinite in knowledge. Infinite in intelligence. Infinite in possibility. Infinite and limitless in…
  • 02/10 - Legends of the Blacksword (by 9sandman8)
    For nearly three millennia the fae High Kings ruled from the Shadowless City of Atlan and during that time there were only three ever to wear the Crown—Telamures Ys, Raachu…
  • 12/27 - The Sock Puppet That Came In From The Cold (Part 3) (by Joshua Blanc)
    7 Pages Part 3 of 3: Sally drove her Volkswagen Golf through what had now become a blizzard. Snow fell relentlessly, covering the streets and making visibility downright invisible. To…
  • 12/27 - The Sock Puppet That Came In From The Cold (Part 2) (by Joshua Blanc)
    9 Pages Part 2 of 3: Elsewhere in the city that night, a party was being held: in the police station of all places. But not everyone attending was filled…
  • 12/27 - The Sock Puppet That Came In From The Cold (Part 1) (by Joshua Blanc)
    12 Pages Part 1 of 3: It hailed, it sleeted, it raged and blew. Then it rained, and rained some more. It rained until the sewers overflowed. Then, mercifully, Christmas…
  • 08/15 - LIFE FACTORY (by Chris Harris)
    LIFE FACTORY Here comes one. I wonder what he’s thinking about. He’s got to be around twenty-seven I suppose and the smart casual dress gives a hint of lower clerical…
  • 08/15 - MAP OF AMERICA (by Chris Harris)
    MAP OF AMERICA Map Of America <!– –>      I’d always loved maps. In fact the walls of my office at home were covered with them. Almost every part of…
  • 07/27 - One way to get on TV (by Joe W. Mason)
    Preface: the types of people in Iloilo City, Philippines are,1)Homebodies2)Gangsters3)Those looking for work4)Those not looking for work5)Scammers6)Hotheads7)Your average drunk trying to make some money and have agood time acting as…
  • 07/31 - A Bad Haircut (by Setht)
    Note from Editor: This one is as sad as it is creepy. It was originally submitted 12 yrs ago, by an unknown author named Seth. Excerpt: He stared at his face in the small square mirror, the door to a diminutive medicine cabinet, built for a bachelor. A quick smile over his idiotic behavior transformed rapidly into a longer frown. Even under the lack of illumination...
  • 06/06 - CADUCEUS (by Phillipg)
     A half assed tale of unfinished business “Damn!” He spat, frozen in mid stride, he glared at the headline. He then continued to walk down the street, muttering to himself…
  • 05/11 - A SHORT TALE OF DYSFUNCTION (by Christopher Nadeau)
                More fighting.  Always fighting.  It is the only appropriate verb to describe what is obscurely known as the “Relationship.”             Fighting during the day, at night, before bed, often…
  • 05/08 - In Green, Remembered (by Christopher Nadeau)
    I awoke knowing the link had been severed.  Tears stung my cheeks as I yanked the blankets off my body and stumbled out of bed, feeling sick and disoriented.                By…
  • 01/21 - Me and Myself and My Son: A Shitty Story (by Xena)
    A man was defecating on my England hotel room floor as I walked in. He looked over and squinted at the new light surrounding me from the hallway. I shut…
  • 12/28 - This Time I’ve Gone Too Far (by Bob Senitram)
    NOTE: The following short was originally posted on the “Ask Bob” column on 12/28/2008, I thought it would fit in nicely here…Bob S. A few days ago I got a nice…
  • 12/07 - ONE DAY AT THE ACME by Gary Kolb (by maverrock03)
    So I go into the Acme after my five mile run. I grab a basket because I just want to grab a few things. There is a good football game…
  • 11/27 - Wrestling with Mr USA (by maverrock03)
    Wrestling with Mr. USA   By Gary Kolb My match for the Saturday matinee at the Vineland Arena was with a newcomer from Brooklyn New York who performed under the…
  • 11/17 - BLIND SIGHT (by Chris Harris)
    -Strange Stories – 21 Pages – In the cigarette smoke there were pictures. And as the smoke rose and dissipated, so the pictures faded and were gone. At the window…
  • 10/31 - That Darned Mr. Sockforahead (Part 3) (by Joshua Blanc)
    9 Pages Part 3 of 3:  “Aw,” said Mr. Sockforahead. “Why’d you close the door? I was gonna peek in real quick and give him a fright. Might’ve even got…
  • 10/24 - That Darned Mr. Sockforahead (Part 2) (by Joshua Blanc)
    8 Pages Part 2 of 3:  “Hey, why’d ya stop me?” said Mr. Sockforahead. “I think it was coming loose.” “Do you want to give your ‘helping hand’ a heart…
  • 10/17 - That Darned Mr. Sockforahead (Part 1) (by Joshua Blanc)
    8 Pages Part 1 of 3: The door of Granny Maureen’s Doll Hospital opened, and out stepped Granny Maureen to see what had been left in the casualty box. She…
  • 09/11 - The Race (by catalyst)
         Dale Blake had been in a road race since leaving Pittsburgh. In this type of road race the drivers would start at equal intervals each day, driving as…
  • 08/19 - A Balloon Animal With Pizza Feet (by AdamS)
    I had a headache the size of Mount Rushmore. What made it all the more worser was the fact that my head was smaller than usual that day. I don’t…
  • 08/15 - DECOY (by Chris Harris)
    DECOY It was one of those rare English summer days when the sun actually shone. In fact it had been shining now for three consecutive days, and that afternoon was…
  • 08/15 - THE BOX (by Chris Harris)
    THE BOX Strange – 19 Pages – The box had been in the family for generations. Nobody knew exactly how many years that may have been, but it was recorded…
  • 08/15 - AND THERE WAS LIGHT (by Chris Harris)
    AND THERE WAS LIGHT Strange – 20 Pages – We as a race, were the essence of eternity. But there was only ever one race, which like time itself was…
  • 07/21 - Karmic Fries (by Rob Rosen)
     “Josie and Dhanesh, help me unpack these things,” Steve hollered from the back room. The two walked over. “We were just leaving,” Josie said. “The registers are closed. The store…
  • 07/12 - Shipmates (by Serickson)
     Scott descended the ladder, rung by rung, down into the submarine, a blast of heat hitting him from below.  He walked the narrow passageway, steel-toed boots stepping solidly, weaving and…
  • 07/05 - Dirty Boy (by imorrison)
     I never found out who brought dirty boy into our school and into my bedroom. He was covered in years of accumulated dust and filth, wedged between the cracks of…
  • 06/12 - A Simple Story About Human Reproduction (by wspires)
     From what I understand, it took only six and a half seconds for my first son, Zachary, to fall from the bedroom window of our third story apartment to the…
  • 05/25 - The Cheeseburgers of Enlightenment (by Nick V)
    Prologue: Billy Billy Johnson was a 14 year-old Caucasian who lived in the quiet, complacent suburb of Middleton, Wisconsin. He was Christian and heterosexual. He wore black Nike sneakers, Gap…
  • 05/15 - The Sallow Tallow Man (by Joshua Blanc)
    The Sallow Tallow Man by Joshua Blanc Oliver had just opened up shop for the morning, and was starting up his various processes in anticipation of another lucrative day. He…
  • 04/27 - The Janitors Puppies (by Jester Maeth)
    I am the janitor at the McShwartz School for mentally ill children. ‘Nuff said. Every day I watch kids come in, and they most likely won’t come out in the…
  • 04/26 - Flowers for Aaron (by judd)
    9/15 Dearest Diary, I saw Betty today.  She was eating dinner at Gill’s with an athletic, handsome and obviously dim-witted young man.  Her companion had a Herculean body, but his…
  • 04/24 - Fear: Held Against My Will (by avsje)
           Fear will make you do things you would not ordinarily do, I know.  This tragic tale happened eight months ago.     I use to think that if I moved to…
  • 04/03 - THE SURFER (by Chris Harris)
       For my wife and I the county of Cornwall was an ideal holiday location. Situated in the far west of England, its rugged shores and spectacular beaches had always produced the most memorable times for us. Like many other tourists, part of our affection for Cornwall lay in its wild frontier spirit. There was the aire of an outpost here, an atmosphere that reluctant city dwellers found quite irresistible.
  • 01/27 - Sisters (by Eiffi Savette)
    by Eiffi Savette -Strange – 3 Pages – A relationship between a friend and two sisters can be wonderful, unless it involves a macabre set of rare and disturbing circumstances.…
  • 01/20 - Only On Jupiter (by Ed Bread)
    by Ed Bread -Strange – 5 Pages – Mistakes happen. I left the heater on. It was my fault. I admit it. No one was hurt. At least I have…
  • 01/15 - Whatever Happened To Mr. Sockforahead? (by Joshua Blanc)
    by Joshua Blanc -Strange – 6 Pages – Most kids, Billy’s Mum was apt to tell him, built sandcastles at the beach. Not Billy; he was much happier digging a…
  • 05/24 - DESTINY OF THE BONES (by Bradley Mason Hamlin)
    by Bradley Mason Hamlin -Strange – 1 Page – Ace looked at the sun with his eyes semi-protected by black shades. For a moment he wondered if he could tell…
  • 04/26 - ONION MAN (by Polina Danilyuk)
    by Polina Danilyuk -Strange – 2 Pages – “What you have?” says Olaf. Olaf isn’t like you and me. You and me, we’re sitting, baking, locked up in a stuffy…
  • 04/12 - RATS, REDNECKS, & RETRIBUTION (by Rob Rosen)
    by ROB ROSEN -Strange – 3 Pages – “Think we lost ’em, Cletus?” “Yep, Jeb. Think so. They ain’t never gonna find us up here. Countryside’s too dense and thick.”…
  • 03/09 - TOLD YOU SO (by arfwoofbagoowhoareu)
    by Steve Wilkins -Strange – 3 Pages – Penfold Stekins (or Smiley as he was known, or rather had been known, to his close friends) had no idea whether it…
  • 02/22 - The Mission (by S. Michael Leier)
    -Strange – 8 Pages – The cold dark basement smelled of rotting mold and stagnant water. Cobwebs lined the floor joists above moving only slightly to the wind of Larry’s…
  • 02/16 - OLD AGE (by Erin Renee Hune Glover)
    by Erin Renee Hune Glover -Strange – 2 Pages – The room smells of poverty, rot, and old age. A heap of yellowed, tattered blankets begins to stir on a…
  • 12/21 - Racing With The Moon (by John Faucett)
    -Strange – 14 Pages – As she opened the door, it was like entering a crypt sealed to life. The smell of death permeated her nostrils. The thick dust, was…
  • 12/05 - A Tapping (by Paul Schroedere)
    -Strange – 2 Pages – A tapping, delicately, on my back. I am sitting up on a table, feeling gentle taps on my back, watching a series of images; myriad…
  • 11/09 - Family Secrets (by Rob Rosen)
    -Strange – 4 Pages – Lester walked into the wall and kept right on going. Strange as that may sound, it wasn’t all that unusual. Lester could walk through anything…
  • 11/02 - A Match Made In Hell (by Steve Wilkins)
    -Strange – 2 Pages – A MATCH MADE IN HELL In most people’s eyes, Lovely Lisa rocked the big one. Game over. The most beautiful girl in school. Little miss…
  • 10/26 - Paranormal Story (by Alan Smith)
    -Strange – 4 Pages – This concerns one night some considerable time ago and is a true story. Locations are accurate, only my name is true, the others have been…
  • 09/21 - The Adventures of Kelvin the Human Hang Glider and his Luminous Toad (by Kiran Balendra)
    -Strange – 3 Pages – Kelvin the human hang-glider woke up one morning and realized that the floor had changed color overnight. From the ravenously beautiful teak mahogany floor that…
  • 09/14 - The Curious Fate of Sebastian Street (by P.S. Gifford)
    -Strange – 1 Page – As Sebastian Street laid there in his hospital bed, he realized his time was quickly fleeting. At only 50 years old he had managed beat…
  • 08/10 - The Tadpole Revolution (by Eric Steen)
    Jimmy K. heard of the eating establishment known as Tadpoles and decided to give it a try one sultry evening in mid-August. The restaurant was in a nondescript part of…
  • 05/25 - And Thanks for the Chicken (by Derik Taylor)
    Derik Taylor - 18 Pages - Smelling his armpit, he regrets not taking a shower or at least putting on some deodorant/anti-perspirant. Now he is too close to the door just to turn around and go back upstairs. A minute passes and it becomes crystal that no matter how much cooler he is then this cat she is not going to move. He gives in, slides the door sideways and steps over the napping pile of white, tan and black fur and into the Saturday afternoon where the sun is a ball of fire in the clear sky.
  • 04/13 - He Who Remembers (by Nils Erwin)
    -Strange – 3 Pages – I was once held captive in a horrible dungeon by a large British man with ghastly teeth. He surgically switched my hands, just to see…
  • 03/30 - White Room (by Lee Sentes)
    -Strange – 2 Pages – The room was white. The walls, ceiling and floor were white. The man sitting at the white table was dressed in white. The door opened.…
  • 03/09 - A Grim Affair (by P.S. Gifford)
    -Strange – 3 Pages – It was the quietest of Sunday mornings, if it wasnt for the occasional bird chirp, in fact there would have been no sound at all.…
  • 03/02 - Love & Haight (by Rob Rosen)
    -Strange – 12 Pages – Kim trudged the stairs of her four-story walk-up, groceries in hand, and cursed her stupidity for choosing an apartment with such an obvious drawback. Her…
  • 02/16 - Helping Hans (by P.S. Gifford)
    – Strange -1 Page – Hans was sitting by the stream relaxing and pondering over the events of the last month. It was a perfect spring morning here in the…
  • 02/06 - Rush Hour in Chula Vista (by Brian Fugett)
    –Strange – 3 Pages – Even with all the windows rolled down the air inside Frank’s ’88 Chevy was much like the traffic along the Chula Vista highway, stagnant and…
  • 01/20 - Tasteless Joe (by Rob Rosen)
    Joseph Mellon appeared like all the other babies in the sandbox. He was cute and cuddly and round and happy; happy eating sand, that is. Oh sure, babies are famous…
  • 01/15 - History of a Hot Sauce: The mysterious Origins of Wassabassco (by R. Andrew Heidel)
    by R. Andrew Heidel and William Morton 5 Pages Our recipe, and Kiki’s lineage, begins in Japan during the waning years of the Edo era when the Tokugawa Shogunate commissioned…
  • 12/11 - Mr. Sockforahead Does not Live Here Anymore (by Joshua Blanc)
    8 Pages At his desk in the evidence room, Peter Gumption stared at his cryptic crossword. An hour had passed, and all he’d written was `beetroot’ in the five-down column.…
  • 10/11 - Death To All Smurfs (by Kenneth Keller)
    4 Pages Introduction by Kenneth Keller It was a sad spring day in the forest. All the animals had gone away. The sky was full of mist and the air…
  • 09/20 - Functional Family (by Clint Gaige)
    2 Pages Writers struggle for the right words, the right feeling. It isn’t always easy and often, life is a series of struggles that have to be overcome. For one…
  • 07/25 - Phone Games (by Nils Erwin)
    4 Pages The payphone is occupied. Another person, a man, a quirky man, hovers around its perimeter; he closely resembles a jabberwocky. “Excuse me, do you mind if I stare…
  • 06/20 - Ziontology (by Mikel Davis)
    By Mikel Davis “You slimy sack of fish shit!” Deputy Ploggard slammed his hairy fist down onto the grey metal table which separated the two men. His hand landed with such force that it left a fist-shaped dent in the middle of the table. The noise which followed echoed off...
  • 04/03 - Sepulchural (by Britney Manson)
    -Strange Category – 5 Pages “Howdie.” Looking up from the gas pump nozzle, Vincent was greeted by a plummeting red boxing glove to the face. Whump! Vincent stumbled from the…
  • 03/07 - Hostage Situation (by Submitted by Guest)
    2 Pages The muffled whispers were drowned out by the megaphone. The spotlight from the police chopper was shining down on the house, and bits of the light were filtering…
  • 03/03 - Seeing a Girl (by G. Caliban Fournier)
    8 Pages I can’t tell you how pleased I was to watch your pageants around the pool last summer. I counted the days of the week by your swimsuits. A…
  • 12/09 - Sympathy for the Devil (by Rance Treakle)
    1 Page I thought the devil was red and had a tail. I had braced myself for His appearance, His style, even His odor if need be. So what happens…
  • 11/15 - Change of Image (by Clint Gaige)
    For one man it was his office. For the other, it was just another place to vent. Books line the entire office wall. The man behind the desk was immaculately…
  • 09/07 - From An Inverted Existence (by Jonathan Soule)
    2 Pages There was moisture in the air… everything was so unreal. Yet I’ve always felt at home there, somehow, with the familiar feeling of countless ethereal fingertips gently poking…
  • 07/18 - Five Tiny Dwarves, a Circle, a Cat, and the Girl Who Saw it All (by Jake Cordova)
    Part I The little girl found a nice place in the grass and sat down near the stream. The sun was setting and the faint smell of a forest fire…
  • 03/22 - Ambulance of Doom (by Aluric Dai)
    “Hey there, you alright sir?” “He may not respond.” “Why’s ‘at?” “He appears to be dead.” “Check ‘is pulse?” “Yep.” “Well ‘en, let’s get ‘im in the back.” “Right.” Rick…
  • 02/10 - Morning Bells (by Submitted by Guest)
    Some days, especially Sunday, no one comes in. If I didn’t work here, neither would I. I find Sundays especially gloomy – but I don’t know why. The sun could…
  • 12/13 - The Escape (by Submitted by Guest)
    9 Pages While waiting for dinner, I realize my entire life is bullshit. I stare at Denise across the plush table set for four. Our wineglasses are full, and we’d…
  • 10/15 - Little Affection (by Andrew Nellis)
    by Andrew Nellis In the box are the few pathetic remnants of her childhood. School year-books, some cheap junk jewelry, all the detritus left behind on the road to adulthood. And her diaries. She has not looked in the box...
  • 08/24 - The Resurrection Machine (by Perry McGee)
    3 Pages At the reincarnation center, Brandy sat in a seat sewing as reincarnaters reincarnated. Beside her, on a walnut end table, lay a laminated card with a number stenciled…
  • 03/24 - The Gray of the Streets (by Submitted by Guest)
    2 Pages There was a little girl with thin knees that sat in the back of the stage, behind the curtains, where the audience couldn’t see her, watching the dancer…
  • 03/10 - The Bell Tower (by Submitted by Guest)
    2 Pages Our story begins deep in the heart of Terrebonne High, where a dark secret lies, waiting for a not-so-bright student like Marsha Johnson to come along and knock…
  • 02/18 - The Box (by Stephen Johnson & Bob Senitram)
    Concept byStephen Johnson Written byBob Senitram 3 Pages Chapter 1 – Scarring Girls I closed my eyes as soon as I opened them. The sun was way too bright. I…
  • 12/15 - Bobby Brady and the Psychedelic Sewage Tank (by Saint Garion)
    3 Pages An old one toothed dirty bastard was walking down the street, he noticed a little boy sitting on the sidewalk. He seemed to be very sad by the…
  • 11/15 - A Cream Filled Existence (by Submitted by Guest)
    5 Pages I watched his pudgy face devour the ho-ho. The cream filled kind. The tubby little man did not even stop to savor the ho-ho; I wasn’t even sure…
  • 10/15 - Duck (by Submitted by Guest)
    4 Pages I wake with a sudden start I sit upright drenched in sweat. I look at the clock and discover it’s 4 A.M. I sit up, sweat dripping from…
  • 09/15 - Walk in the Front Door (by Dan Ericsson)
    1 Page The perfect juxtaposition. The perfect over use of a word describing something so simple, some so beautifully clichéd, a contrast not of senses, but of conclusions, real and…
  • 06/15 - The Return Of Mr. Sockforahead (by Joshua Blanc)
    Strange – 4 Pages – Daniel stood before the mirror in his rumpled suit. It didn’t fit him as well as it used to – he’d lost some weight. He…
  • 03/21 - THE STOOL PIGEON AND THE INDIAN LAKE 1933 (by Irving Bronsky)
    It never occurred to me that Norman would chicken out and become a stool pigeon.  He was aggressive, a good athlete, a gambler,  (for baseball cards and streetcar transfers), a…
  • 03/15 - Tracy Tenchins (by Submitted by Guest)
    4 Pages The pedals of the push bike turned slowly as a u-nail spun violently past Sparrow’s left ear.”Come on mooovvveee,” screamed Sparrow pushing down harder on the pedals, his…
  • 01/15 - Fake Tan (by Paul Steven)
    Mary was an attractive girl of nineteen years of age, although she was single and jobless she was never lonely or penniless. Always, Mary had the latest fashionable clothes, no…
  • 08/18 - The Pheasant (by Submitted by Guest)
    6 Pages Mr. Schwartz has a stuffed pheasant on his desk. So he’s a little eccentric. Well, he is, but the pheasant’s evil.I seem to find everything evil, even those…
  • 06/12 - Falling (by Submitted by Guest)
    6 Pages His attention focused on a woman waiting at the bus stop with a bag of groceries. She was a sad sight to see. Looking back in the window,…
  • 04/01 - The Ruin Man (by Submitted by Guest)
    byMarri -Strange – 2 Pages Amidst the tourist clutter of Cannery Row in Monterey, hidden behind the plastic and the lights and the packaged consumer filth, always sold, there was…
  • 03/15 - Strings Attached (by CindiK)
    She has been fighting it for weeks now, the broody, hungry emotion that came to her when it was past time to have a man. She had ignored the feeling as…
  • 03/07 - In The Days Leading Up To (by Dan Ericsson)
    5 pages I was once told that life is a book that can never be reread. Once you’ve turned the page, all you can do is remember. You have to…
  • 02/14 - Satan and Some Homeless Janitors (by Dan Ericsson)
    4 Pages The rural town of Descourve was a town with a long, uneventful history. A brief stay as county seat is the closest it ever came to dignification. The…
  • 12/10 - The Frogman (by Stephen Johnson & Bob Senitram)
    6 Pages “I am the frogman!” he gurgled as chunks of vomit spewed from his mouth. Thinking they were newly hatched eggs he scooped them up, rushed to the toilet…