Shear Pruning

After many seasons of neglect, Fred had finally decided to get out his pruning shears and tidy up the garden. Long skinny branches had overgrown their welcome and extended this way and that. He spent many hours trimming until it was finally all done. As he picked up the brush, he found a finger laying…

Bunnies

February 3rd, 2011 I was twenty-seven again, but for some reason, I needed to go to high school. It was a beautiful spring morning at my parents' house, and strangely, the shower was covered in feces. No way was I going to use that, so I just put on some clothes and went to school.…

Madness

He couldn't breathe as pain and panic engulfed his entire being. His throat seemed to close in on itself. It was dry, and he began choking. Thoughts swirled in his brain as the terror took hold, and he curled up onto the bed. He lay there alone as he drifted off into sleep.

Closet Ritual

The boy sat inside of his closet alone in total darkness. Had it worked? He quietly went over all of the steps in his head. Yes, he had done all of them correctly, he surmised, but nothing seemed to happen. As he shrugged and exited the closet in disappointment, a pair of eyes watched him…

New House

January 17, 2011 It was a sunny spring afternoon. I had recently come into possession of a house in the woods on the outskirts of town. It wasn't too far from my current living situation, so it was easy to go find. I made my way over in my '89 RS Camaro with the T-tops…

Moldy Food

A block of old cheese and an unrefrigerated loaf of Salami was all we had to eat. I broke off a fuzzy piece of each and gave it to my brother. As I ate my portion, I coughed a little bit. My brother had the same cough before he stopped moving. Carefully, I wrapped up…

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…