The ‘78 Chevy pickup came down the road in a plume of dust. When it jolted to a halt, the dirt caught up and wrapped around it before settling like a fog. The night was bright under the gibbous moon. “Stay in the truck,” he barked. He whipped the keys from the ignition and shoved […]Read more "The Chevy on the Long Dirt Road"
“Why are you turning here?” said Loretta. “It’s faster,” said Mick, spinning the steering wheel. “Umm…OK,” said Loretta. Mick kept his eyes on the road, shifting gears from second to third, accelerating the car onto the black smear of tarmac called Edison Avenue. The high beams cut into the night a few hundred feet, and […]Read more "Edison Avenue"
I was hunching over three textbooks and a pile of notebooks, wrapped in my thickest blanket and wearing two pairs of socks, trying to figure out this like impossible homework problem. I’m about to pull my hair out when my phone buzzed and I get this text from Penelope: they wont find my body till […]Read more "Nothing Serious"
Chris couldn’t wait for this trip to end. She tapped the screen on her phone and her Snapchat wasn’t sending and this was like her last freaking chance to get a message out before her battery died. Why wouldn’t it just send? She wanted to show her friend Vivia a picture of the drawing she […]Read more "Canyonlands"
The men worked in a tunnel lit by glowing chords strung on the ceiling, their silver suits blackened with earth. Modge dragged a Right Sight scanner on the rock floor because he was too lazy to carry the damn thing. Foreman Turner was discussing something at the face of the rock with Tech Expert Hutchins. […]Read more "Mining Earth"
Sleepy time, but I don’t want to because of the nightmares. A dark figure chases me through my dreams. He wears overalls and speaks in a crisp voice. “Hold still,” he says. I don’t run. I can’t. His hands, somehow, grow huge and cup around me. As I get crushed I try to wake myself […]Read more "Sleepy Time Harriet"
Five college friends spend break hanging out in the back country. One night’s ghost story leaves Amy feeling restless, and she soon concludes her friends are in danger.Read more "Lantern"