The Waiting
64 votes, average: 3.88 out of 564 votes, average: 3.88 out of 564 votes, average: 3.88 out of 564 votes, average: 3.88 out of 564 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5    3.9/5
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When true evil is born into this world it cannot die. The body dies, but the spirit lives on; waiting, waiting for a compatible body to inhabit. It may take years or even centuries, and the waiting only intensifies the …

The rat catcher (Revised)
17 votes, average: 3.88 out of 517 votes, average: 3.88 out of 517 votes, average: 3.88 out of 517 votes, average: 3.88 out of 517 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5    3.9/5
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Carter walked out of the bright June sunshine and into the coolness of the porch. It took his eyes a few moments to adjust, and at first June Winters was just a bodiless voice hidden behind a blur of orange/yellow …

Life’s A Beach
16 votes, average: 3.88 out of 516 votes, average: 3.88 out of 516 votes, average: 3.88 out of 516 votes, average: 3.88 out of 516 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5    3.9/5
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Jessica finished work on a baking hot Friday afternoon. The office, in which she worked in, was now behind her. No longer will she have the stench of body odor from her co- worker in the next cubicle or of …

The Robbery Countdown
8 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5    3.9/5
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10 minutes.  Steve and Eddie had been inside the liquor store for ten minutes already.  Donny yanked his sleeve back down over his watch and angrily lit another cigarette.   Damn, he thought.  They said they’d be done way before now.  …

Unsettled
8 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5    3.9/5
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His eyes bolted open as the bright lights bore down on him. He tried to sit up and speak but could not. “Am I tied down? Am I paralyzed? Where am I?” He just lay there, helpless; panic stricken. Someone …

Beneath still waters
8 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5    3.9/5
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Once when I was fourteen, my uncle took me away for the summer.  He had purchased some property by the Allegany river, and asked me to help with some of the remodeling.  The house was quite run down, for someone …

The Road
8 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5    3.9/5
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A long winding stretch of black asphalt weaves in and out of view through dense shrubbery. Amber leaves glided gently across route 25, faintly reflecting the last rays of the setting sun. Breaking into the sounds of nature, a rusty …