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Featured Strange Stories

  • The Black Tunnel
    -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 the floor beneath me. I…
  • Purple Circles
    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 growing all over them.  “Shit,”…
  • The Grisly Death of Chester McDonald: A Fable
    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, and they made quite the…
  • River People
    -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 or this ubiquitous leafy vegetation…
  • No Small Thing
    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, she mused. With ruddy hand…
  • The Goddam Ginsu Knife
    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 warily by, but the knife…
  • The Voices
    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 that everybody started talking at…
  • Evil’s Eye
    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 warm, sticky air wash over…
  • The Black Noir
    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 away I was going to…
  • I Was A Teenage DJ
    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 would like to share your…
  • Underbelly
    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, hanging heavily on plastic handles…
  • Demon Rising – The Awakening
    -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 soldiers wait but to our…
  • Deli
    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…
  • Level Nine
    -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 to scrutinize her unexpected surroundings.…
  • The Prey
    -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, his head was spinning, and…

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only on jupiter

Only On Jupiter

January 20, 2007

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…

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Deli

Deli

April 10, 2023

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…

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