Originally posted 2015-11-06 17:00:44. He had seen the light from some way off and started walking towards it. It took him through the woods, along the beach and up a cobblestone path to a small cottage that stood overlooking the sea. An old man was standing in front of the cottage, looking through the front…

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Originally posted 2015-11-06 12:00:47. Steve knew he wasn’t like most other boys his age growing up. He played sports with his friends, and even occasionally played pretty well in pickup basketball, but his heart really wasn’t in it. He did better than average in school; just enough A’s and B’s so people knew he was…

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Originally posted 2015-10-30 12:00:24. The bane of her existence was about to meet his end.  Marianne watched as a punk in a dirty sweatshirt lifted a baseball bat and aimed it for the fallen man’s head.  Another thug aimed a hard kick to their victim’s ribs, laughing when the nearly-unconscious man groaned and curled tighter…

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Originally posted 2015-10-23 20:00:47. “I did not wish to disturb you, master, but it is time to rise.” I speak sweetly to you in the soft voice you insist I use when addressing you. Naturally I do not argue, I never argue. I am your apprentice after all, and only once before have you laid…

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Originally posted 2015-10-23 16:00:36. Match One I struck the match off the concrete for the fourth time trying to get it to catch. I only had three matches left and I could not let them go to waste, but I had to see where I was and try to find a way out. Finally, I…

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Originally posted 2015-10-23 12:00:04. Staring out the passenger window, I studied the sky, seeking out my old friends- Cygnus, Drago, Aquarius, Hercules… I tried to locate them but the streetlights got in the way and the moon was too bright to see them all. There was magic in driving at night. The darkness sparked my…

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 18:00:07. “They say there is no way to measure the absence of light.  I say they’re wrong. “We fear the absence of light, more so in this modern age than ever before.  We light up our cities as the sun sets, praying that the moon will rise and add its light to…

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 15:00:11. Dear Clara, Eighteen years ago you came into my life, a beacon that shone brighter than any star. Your first smile, although most would say it was a “gas smile,” those smiles that babies give when they are gassy, was a light that was bright and on fire. A spark ignited in…

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 12:04:28. Great. Hoo-ray. This phone would be just flipping perfect if all I needed right now was a two pound piece of plastic in my pocket. My phone will be fine, I said. I have GPS, I said. It has fantastic battery life, I said. Let’s see if I can count the…

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 09:03:18. “Look at that!  Just look at that formation!”  The camera panned with a jerk to where the drenched man was pointing.  “See, there are multiple funnels forming within the miles wide rotational winds.  It’s absolutely amazing!”         Eliza squinted at the screen, but the man’s excitement didn’t translate through to her….

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Originally posted 2015-10-09 18:30:32. On September 10, 2006 my life was turned upside down. I was taken to the emergency room with a really bad headache. While I was there, I underwent a CAT scan during which the doctors found an egg-sized mass behind my right eye. I was then life-flighted to Children’s Hospital to…

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Originally posted 2015-10-09 16:00:19. We decided to keep a log of this as a warning and in the event of our disappearance.  If you’re reading this, please send for help! It all started as a retelling of an urban legend that has been spread around Salem, Ohio. As most urban legends tend to do, it…

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Originally posted 2015-10-09 12:00:19. Let me tell you the story of Thomas Buchanan.  Thomas was a lonely soul, always by himself and never far from home.  He had a job, although this fact could be argued, considering the ideal behind his job was communicating with the dead.  This idea all started back when Thomas was…

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Originally posted 2015-10-09 10:02:32. The kid was dead, and there wasn’t a damned thing anyone could do about it. And it drove me crazy. He sat in a booth in the café part of my bookstore, just watching life go by around him.  “Watching life go by,” what a terrible phrase, but oh how it…

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Originally posted 2015-10-02 14:00:18. Frank couldn’t remember the last time he felt so happy. He considered this as he laid in bed for the final time, with his favorite brown flannel blanket and its soft tassels that tickled his arms. As his rheumy, sunken eyes peered around at the weathered khaki walls in the bedroom…

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