Karma
17 votes, average: 3.94 out of 517 votes, average: 3.94 out of 517 votes, average: 3.94 out of 517 votes, average: 3.94 out of 517 votes, average: 3.94 out of 5    3.9/5
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Roger Cole released the penny from three rows back, just as the teacher turned to the blackboard. The opportune moment couldn’t have been more perfect. It was a direct hit on the back of Arnie Maggon’s skull. Immediately, he felt …

The Preacher
17 votes, average: 3.94 out of 517 votes, average: 3.94 out of 517 votes, average: 3.94 out of 517 votes, average: 3.94 out of 517 votes, average: 3.94 out of 5    3.9/5
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He did not know how he survived. On that day an eternity ago there was the choir and the mass and the believers seeking refuge in the only place that was beyond logic, beyond the bad news on television, beyond …

A Call Never Made
16 votes, average: 3.94 out of 516 votes, average: 3.94 out of 516 votes, average: 3.94 out of 516 votes, average: 3.94 out of 516 votes, average: 3.94 out of 5    3.9/5
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The drive should have taken about an hour. The ride was routine and Hans was familiar with the country roads, even in the early darkness of the fall evening. He had been driving this route for twenty years and his patients were expecting …

The Prisoner
16 votes, average: 3.94 out of 516 votes, average: 3.94 out of 516 votes, average: 3.94 out of 516 votes, average: 3.94 out of 516 votes, average: 3.94 out of 5    3.9/5
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He was walking through a deserted town – one of dozens or hundreds or thousands he had passed through since his journey began. While the surrounding desolation did nothing to warm his soul he was still somehow glad there was …

An Unholy Halloween
28 votes, average: 3.93 out of 528 votes, average: 3.93 out of 528 votes, average: 3.93 out of 528 votes, average: 3.93 out of 528 votes, average: 3.93 out of 5    3.9/5
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My appearance may be misleading if you are unaware of my story. From the wispy feathers of white hair, the gaunt features and wrinkled parchment yellow skin, you may think my age to be near eighty years. In fact my …

Appetites
15 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 5    3.9/5
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I hear… moaning. I hear… a pained and agonized groaning. But how? I’m under water! Aren’t I? Yes… I’m somewhere in the cold depths of a black, muddy lake… No, I’m rising… I’m racing to the surface. Wait, it isn’t …

The Fallen Angel?
15 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 5    3.9/5
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This is a true story that did not happen to me, but it did happen to my older brother. I believe every word he has said about his terrifying experience, because even though he always tried to scare my sisters …