Angel

Eleven-year-old Shawn had recently moved to the small town of Salisbury, Idaho, with his parents and six-year-old little sister, Amanda. They arrived in an old but well maintained Station Wagon and moved into a large suburban house with a two-car garage and white picket fence. Although his sister adjusted to life in Salisbury relatively quick,…

Perfect Breakfast

Sophie woke up slowly and with a smile as the gentle rays of the sun kissed her face through the window. A delicious scent wafted its way into her nostrils, and the gentle clangs of metal on metal awakened her more fully. Brian was making breakfast in the kitchen. Sophie hopped out of bed and…

Dog Food

The rain beat down in thick, heavy droplets sending small shocks of pain through the young man's broken and beaten body. The old man had left him for dead, but didn't count on the younger's resolved to push through. The young man dragged his own bloody body across the pavement towards the chain-link fence with…

Democracy

The young girl hid in her bedroom closet on the second floor, shaking at the rising noises coming from outside her house. Her parents had gone out to dinner that night; they should’ve returned more than two hours ago. She heard her neighbors screaming as they were dragged from their home by the angry mob.…

Daily Grind

The man poured himself a cup of hot, black coffee and sat down at the kitchen table. The steam ascended past his unblinking eyes as they stared vacantly at nothing. He stared for what seemed like forever, dreading another miserable day at the office until a high pitched beeping snapped him out of it. He…

Leading Fear

"Everyone is afraid of something, but collectively, those fears feed into each other. What you have to do is to tap into that fear and cultivate it in such a way that it grows exponentially, but you have to feed the fears in both camps so that they each develop a blind loyalty to their…

Demon Seed

The demon caressed her cheek as she slept. Yes, he thought to himself, she will be perfect. She will give birth to a child that will ruin countless lives, and she will never know how it happened. The demon climbed on top of her. She remained asleep, unknowing of what was taking place.

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…

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…