A Loud Click

I woke up in a dark room with the warm glow of the television on my face. "It's 10 o'clock. Do you know where your children are?" the man on the television asked. Of course not. I'm single, and I live alone. I get off the couch and turn the knob on the television with…

Her True Form

I remember that day well. The light of torches cast a yellowish-brown glow on the cave walls which was strange as there were no torches to be seen, just the glow that they cast. I was deep within the cave, totally unprepared for the task at hand. No rope, no pickaxe, no shovel, nor flashlight.…

Modern Vampyre – Prologue

Contrary to popular belief, vampyres do exist. The modern interpretation, however, is so far removed from reality that one would hardly know a vampyre if it bit him to his face. -William S. Christos Somewhere in New England, 178X As the rain beat down upon the roof of a horse stable with torrential might, two…

The Civil Army

The Geek Fourteen-year-old Patrick ran through the woods as fast as he could, fearing the repercussions should he stop. Dry leaves crunched under his heavy, yet nimble steps as he hurried along. His backpack swung uncomfortably to the left and to the right from his shoulders as the books inside slammed around from the rapid…

Shadow Demon

Hi. My name's Sammie. This is going to sound crazy, but I'm pretty sure that something is planning to kill me. I don't know what it is, but he's been toying with me for years. I say he because that's what I can most assume from its shape, but honestly, I don't know. What I…

Reflections and Failures

As he stared over the edge into the dark abyss below, no tears ran down his cheeks. He had thought long and hard weighing all the options and in the end, this was the only choice that made sense. It wasn't the irrational choice of an intoxicated man. He was sober-minded. Through everything, he had…