Edgar Allen Poe has a natural talent for placing doubt in his reader's mind. He presents a number of very obvious details to force his readers into thinking in one direction while, at the same time, sprinkles smaller...
Grief and loss are dealt with in various ways. To some extent, this is based on background and temperament. At times both anguish and memories can confront us when we least expect them to arise.
This is a continuation of "Maureen's Story" that appeared in my hub "How to Construct a Short Story Using One Sentence as a Prompt"
Chris McCandless, is a man obsessed with the idea of leaving the normal life of civilization to venture to Alaska. He also wants to get away from his mother and father, whom he has been holding grudges against in the...
The tiyanak is a Philippine vampire creature that lures it's victim by imitating the cries of an infant. It then feeds on their blood and entrails.
“White male, third degree burns, it’s ugly. BP ninety over seventy, pulse sixty, irregular, hardly palpable, GCT five. All veins collapsed to buggery, I had to do a brachial cut down. I have pushed in a...
A man encounters a horrifying vampire on his way home one night. A short horror story depicting a vampire's attack on an unsuspecting man.
Two weeks on the road in the dead of winter. Life, at times, comes up short of expectations.
Sometimes when worlds pass by our own, they graze the edges before moving on. All that remains are mysteries that linger in the mind.
The man, the boy and the donkey is one of the collection of Aesop's fables. This is a retelling of this old fable - a story with a moral, which is very instructive even today. '
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