I sat tapping away at the keyboard. Messenger dinged. Initially, it looked like another random man attempting to message me about how hot they thought I was. Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash. Altered by Jennifer Brewer via Canva. The name sounded familiar though so I figured I should investigate. The mystery was solved, however,… Continue reading What in the World is a Pushcart Prize Nomination?
Living In The Dark I sit on a cot. Wrists shackled, they hang heavy, clamped to a chain which is attached to a wall made of damp, musty rock. I walk ten steps and it pulls tight. The scent of damp earth and excrement fills my nose with every breath. There is squeaking and scratching… Continue reading Trapped
All Bridget wanted was a normal birthday with her friends, but she got more than she bargained for. The calendar above her purple desk held bold red X’s, leading the countdown to the purple and yellow stars surrounding the 17th day of June. It was finally here. For months, she’d been excited for this day.… Continue reading The Day The World Turned Red
A tale of two thieves The mirror behind him, spotted and hazy, held the room of half empty tables, a few regulars, and deep shadows. Smoke danced through the dimly lit room. The bartender wiped down the bar, covered in nicks and dips. He poured drinks as he moved up the bar. An old Wurlitzer… Continue reading Stale Cigarettes
A husband receives a strange voicemail from his wife and rushes home to find something horrifying. Named One Of The Top Entries For XO Horror Series ***TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE AND GORE*** His cell phone buzzed on the hotel nightstand. A picture of his wife smiled back at him on the screen. A sigh escaped his… Continue reading Marionette