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Christmas With the Devil

“There is a beast in man that must be exercised, not exorcised.” -The Satanic Bible *** It was Christmas Eve, and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas had one last job to do. A job he dreaded. He stood at an iron door in the side of a mountain at the top of the world, hesitating as he lifted a rusted key from around his neck. Did he really have to go through with it? Maybe this year, just for...

Added 19 Dec 2017 | Category Supernatural | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 3,330 | 5 Comments

Witch Tales

“Horror stories show that the control we believe we have is merely an illusion.” -Clive Barker *** Herb looked at the house and whistled as he got out of the car. “Are you sure this woman’s not a real witch?” he said. “Who else would live here?” Herb’s wife shushed him. The old iron gate around the property’s dying lawn creaked when he pushed on it, and a winding path of broken stones...

Added 09 Oct 2016 | Category Supernatural | Votes 7 | Avg Score 4.86 | Views 2,893 | 5 Comments

Teen Witch

“I am innocent to a witch. I know not what a witch is.” “How do you know, then, that you are not one?” -Examination of Bridget Bishop, Salem Village, April 19, 1692 *** “Abbie Hobbs is a witch,” Ruth said. Phoebe was standing with her locker open, brushing her hair. She hadn’t even noticed Ruth was there until the girl blurted out something about Abbie, and it was a few seconds until...

Added 08 Oct 2016 | Category Supernatural | Votes 5 | Avg Score 4.4 | Views 4,846 | 3 Comments

Virgin Territory: A Space Opera

“We don’t have time to be happy. We barely have time to live well.” -Mihail Sebastian, “The Star Without A Name” *** “You know,” said Lord Henry, “I think this Kamil fellow might be the only virgin on the entire planet.” Lord Henry and his wife lounged on the Jacuzzi patio with their guests, sipping champagne and watching the sun set over Peitho 9. Peitho was renowned throughout the...

Added 03 Jul 2016 | Category Fantasy & Sci-Fi | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 6,606 | 1 Comment

American Gothic

 “True love is like a ghost: Everyone talks of it, but few have met it face to face.” -Francois de La Rochefoucauld *** "I should warn you about my family. You may be in for a bit of a shock." They were driving with the top down. It was damn hot. Devanie fixed a scarf around her head to keep her hair from blowing. "You'll have to take them as they come,” she continued. “And you need to...

Added 02 Jul 2016 | Category Supernatural | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 3,047 | 2 Comments

The Love God

“Gods should be exempt from human passions.” -Euripides, “The Bacchae” *** Eros arrived. He could already tell he had quite a mess on his hands. There were two of them, a man and a woman, both in love with the other, though neither knew it yet. Eros plucked the string on his bow over and over (an idle gesture that annoyed friends, but helped him concentrate) while the two humans slept...

Added 10 Feb 2016 | Category Supernatural | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 4,214 | 5 Comments

Ghost Stories

“A surfeiting of terror soon makes terror a cliché.” -Richard Matheson, “I Am Legend” *** Dora’s ghost and Jill’s ghost left the basement at midnight, dragging chains all the way up the apartment building’s thirteen floors. The chains were Dora’s idea. “If we’re going to haunt people, we should have chains,” she said. Jill thought it was silly, but she didn’t argue. Dora had always...

Added 28 Oct 2015 | Category Supernatural | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 4,450 | 6 Comments

The Last Halloween

“I don't know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids” -Robert Brault *** Somewhere in one of the darker corners of the world, a witch and a ghoul stood at the entrance of a cemetery at midnight, and both of them were afraid. They weren’t afraid of what was inside: Rather, it was everything outside that scared them. ...

Added 26 Oct 2015 | Category Supernatural | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 4,397 | 1 Comment

Devil's Work

"And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it." -Job, 1:7 *** It happened because of the heat. Five-hundred thousand people sat in traffic while the summer sun burned away the last shreds of their patience and goodwill. James didn't mind the gridlock so much, but he...

Added 03 Apr 2015 | Category Cheating | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 6,493 | 3 Comments


“Up the airy mountain, down the rushing glen, We daren't go a-hunting, for fear of little men.” -William Allingham, “The Fairies” *** “I want to dance with the hill people at night,” Flora said, standing on a chair and looking out the window. Megan looked with her. The summer sun slipped behind the yew trees on the hill beside the big old house, but no one was there that Megan could...

Added 21 Mar 2015 | Category Supernatural | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 6,186 | 1 Comment

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