When children wish to go into the corn-fields to pluck ears or gather the blue corn-flowers, they are warned not to do so, for β€œthe big Dog sits in the corn.”— The Golden Bough by James Frazer The detective stood leaning against the wall in the...

Karen woke in a sweat, the peripheral of her dream slowly dissipating.Β  Again, that smell.Β  She took a long deep breath and groggily massaged her nose though it did not help; it never did.Β  In fact, the nauseous stench of putrid flesh seemed to linger...

It was a late July night, and I once again found myself basking in the glow of my TV screen, a controller in one hand and a beer in the other. Empty pizza boxes, chip bags, and various other discarded remnants surrounded me as I...

I awake in the darkness, and where I might have otherwise thought myself blind, there is a thin shaft of light piercing the solid curtain of black around me. The light is reflected through a rounded patch of glass above my head, matched with the...

Kara and Lacey were young and in love. They were also relatively broke, which tended to go along with being young. But their one-year anniversary was coming up, and both of them wanted to do something special to recognize a year of being together. β€œLet’s start...

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