The Old Woman and Her Dead Son
14 votes, average: 4.07 out of 514 votes, average: 4.07 out of 514 votes, average: 4.07 out of 514 votes, average: 4.07 out of 514 votes, average: 4.07 out of 5    4.1/5
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In an old house in the Ozarks there lived an old woman and her dead son. Every night the old woman would make dinner and the two would dine. And every night the old woman asked her dead son, “How …

A Day of Darkness
8 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5    4.0/5
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The news was everywhere about the strange, luminous phenomenon that had filled the night skies for the past couple of nights. Different colored rays streaked a rainbow show for the townspeople to view. It kept many folk up late, wondering …

No Returns
7 votes, average: 4.14 out of 57 votes, average: 4.14 out of 57 votes, average: 4.14 out of 57 votes, average: 4.14 out of 57 votes, average: 4.14 out of 5    4.1/5
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It came to her in a simple box. There was no writing on the outside, no labels that hinted at the contents inside, just the traditional brown cardboard, sealed shut with the untypical silver swath of electrical tape. The return …

He Got It Wrong (What You Eat cont.)
8 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5    4.0/5
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The crying, blindfolded woman kept walking, led by her abductor, for what seemed like forever. Finally, having nearly fallen down the creaking, wooden stairs, her captor stopped. “Lie down.” “What is that?” She jerked her hand back from the cold, …

Gloria
11 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 5    4.2/5
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With an intravenous pole near and nowhere to go, Gloria lay in her hospital bed and stared at the ceiling. She couldn’t remember how she got there. She couldn’t remember why. She only knew she was. She found it even …

She’s Coming
10 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 5    3.9/5
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Blake was home alone. The night was cold, windy. A storm rumbled in the distance. His parents were at a party, and left him to hold down the fort while they were gone. Their new house was a 17th century …

Tipping the scales
11 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 5    4.2/5
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Surrounded by inky black darkness, it strode forward with long purposeful steps. The mouthwatering qualities of it’s next meal could not be denied. Long ago it had reconciled it’s existence in this world with the purpose of it’s creation. Where …