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The Quarry

The car fishtailed down the gravel road. A beer can flew out the window as the engine roared. “Where the hell we going Bobby?” Bobby...

Holes

The flesh concaves and dries. Skin tissue, blood vessels, and muscle disintegrate. All that is left is a hole. It started with a promise,...

Slugs

The hissing of the blow torch filled the cooler as I kept the bottom of the door red hot. I ran into the cooler, thinking I would be...

The Box

The older man walked into the center of town and stopped in the middle of the street. He lifted his walking stick to the sky, then...

Man in the Mist

Never challenge the man in the mist. Never question his motives. He stands in between two worlds guarding against the foul monsters that...

Mirror Mirror

The restaurant was dark and grim. It went well beyond a greasy spoon. My entire meal had been a disaster. The owner came out and sat at...

Bourbon Street

You can always find what you want on Bourbon Street. I sat at a table sipping on aged scotch while waiting for my guest. He found me...

The Dentists

The handheld grinder whined as Dr. Sobbe put the finishing touches on a crown. He took the fake tooth out of the vice and placed it in...

The eyes have it.

I so screwed myself. I had a habit of screwing myself over my whole life, but this time may be my last. A beautiful woman snuggled up to...

The Hunt

I followed the blood trail through the forest. I made deliberate steps to ensure the least amount of noise. I wanted the buck to lie down...

Crystals

We threw the ropes over the ledge, down the throat of a volcano. Our job was simple, go as deep into the volcano as we could and collect...

Sunflowers

Three years of quarantines, unemployment, and tyranny took its toll on everyone. After the economic collapse, the state assigned all...

Christmas Traditions

The crisp morning air and the fresh snow that covered the ground made it feel like Christmas Eve. Al, Tim, and Tom all felt the...

The Rancher

The plague had forced a famine in the area. Supply shipments were scarce, and people were desperate. Three men ventured out to the...

The Pond

Harry was a horrible neighbor. He was rude, unforgiving, but most of all, he was jealous. His new neighbors drove him nuts. Their newly...

Lost Souls

Most people think the Angel of death comes to take a soul. She comes to escort and protect it from the creatures that feed on souls. Once...

Hephaestus

Bill and Neal explored a cave close to their campsite. Locals rumored a cult used the cave for ceremonies. This made the thought of...

Thanksgiving

I ran but wasn’t fast enough. He caught me. He was too strong. I could not escape. He threw me in a cage. What happened to my family? Did...

The Head of the Snake

Part 1 of 7 The smoke from the fires rolled over the grassy ditch where I kneeled next to my father. The two arrows sticking out of his...

Witches Requital

I awoke to a pain that shot through my entire body. I cracked my eyes and saw trees and a large fire. I saw the witches who captured me....

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