Take the I-87 north from Queensbury, Vermont.  Then the 28 up through North Creek. Keep going, if you want to take the route that I did.  You’ll pass right through the town that doesn’t exist on any map. My headlights probed the first of the ramshackle...

You can blame it on the alcohol, but that wouldn’t make me feel any better.  People drink every day without killing someone.  Besides, if I’m being really honest here, I probably would have still killed him if I’d been sober. You can blame it on my...

My neighbor Dr. Gregovich suffered both of life’s greatest calamities.  The first was falling in love.  This is a rebellious and generally discouraged affliction to which he accidentally exposed himself when he was just five years old.  Elaine, age four at the time, had given...

I was sixteen when I saw the first crack.  A jagged line, almost four feet long but less than an inch wide.  I found it by the sidewalk behind my house.  Not on the sidewalk—the crack was in the air, visible from every direction as...

Justice isn’t blind.  If she cannot see, then it’s simply because she doesn’t care enough to look.  She turned away that dark night my sister was attacked where even the moon and stars must have hidden their faces in shame.  From all accounts, it was...

I’ve had an effect on people ever since I was a child. I can’t explain it and it’s driven me to the brink of insanity. I never asked or prayed for it. In fact, I don’t even know if I believe in God. But the...

He stood in front of the huge black Edwardian door awaiting an answer. The frosty morning air crept closer into his bones sending a shiver down his spine. He’d regretted that Christmas hair cut the minute the clippers touched his neck. His head now felt...

As Paul approached the town the signal for his car radio began to fail.  It seemed to sum everything up in a nutshell.  Even national radio couldn't make it out to these coastal backwoods.  Though the roads round this way were little more than single-carriage...

I pulled into the bar parking lot and stopped the car. I sat there for a moment, letting the engine idle as I thought about what I was doing. I knew my wife and kids were at home waiting for me, but I just couldn’t...

Last week, something happened in my house. Something I couldn’t believe and still am having a hard time believing. I don’t have an overactive imagination, and I don’t scare easy. I don’t believe in ghosts, aliens, the paranormal, and all the rest of the horror...

I gently lowered the canoe into the calm water. Matt stood behind me, clutching the two oars, anxious to start fishing. Ripples rose to life and expanded out into the vast lake, quiet trumpets that announced our entry into the cool blue realm. The sun crept...

I went camping a few weeks ago. I wanted to be alone after my recent break-up and thought some quiet time with nature would help clear my head. I picked a mountain at random in New Hampshire. I’m not going to tell you which one....

Do you know what a mentalist is, by any chance? By definition, it’s someone with amazing observational skills who uses them to figure things out about people. Kind of like reading their mind. It doesn’t sound too interesting to watch, but you’d be surprised! My Dad...

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