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Pupa and Chrysalis

- Em asked her Dad to mount a full length mirror on the inside of her door when she was nine years old. The mirror whispered to her just after she turned ten. Or rather, something in the mirror whispe...

By: verbal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jan 2019

The fight

- Naomi opened the gate as she was greeted by the creaking noise of the hinges. The sight of the rose bushes along the cement walkway was an astonishing sight to see and smell. She let her fingertips g...

By: Entangled_Fate | Category: Action | Score: 5| Added: 18 Dec 2018

Growing Old

- The girls had been getting along pretty well together in El’s room, El playing teacher, Em playing student (they always played the same roles without variance), but then Em had turned rebellious on h...

By: verbal | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 18 Nov 2018

Doorways

- In retrospect John blamed the incident on his own suggestibility, and on the scrapbook. The previous owner, Henry Stode, considered himself to be a bit of an amateur historian, at least when it came...

By: verbal | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 12 Nov 2018

Don't Look

- Dad was at work. Mom was at the grocery store. Her sister Em was at a friend’s house. El sat on her bed, playing with her kitten, Shadow. El had a feather on a string, and tossed it out like a fishi...

By: verbal | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 28 Oct 2018

Clockwork

- Clocks had a way of misbehaving in the house. Clocks often misbehave, particularly mechanical ones. The clock in the car that is two or three minutes slower than the clock last spied before leaving ...

By: verbal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 Oct 2018

Mother of Glass, Mother of Tears

- “You’re fat,” the little girl inside the mirror said to Em. It was long past midnight. Em’s parents and sister were in bed. Em was standing in front of the closed door of her room, where her Dad had...

By: verbal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 08 Oct 2018

Lodgers

- The house stood at the entrance to the block, dwarfing all the other houses. John and Alice learned a bit of the history of the house from the previous owner, who was a bit of an amateur historian. ...

By: verbal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 01 Oct 2018

Window

- The realtor described the place as a grand old dame of a house: a three-story high Victorian in a state of slight disrepair, built in 1897 but with so many random, period-inconsistent architectural d...

By: verbal | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 17 Sep 2018

Music Amongst The Ruins

- If there were no love in the world Would we all erect a dwelling Sound proofing it's walls Deadening the music Maybe furnishing it with darkened rooms Lined with tarnished fixtures So bleedin...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Apr 2018

Housing Shortage

- One couple arrived at the residence. They hoped to find a perfect place to raise a family. It wasn't to be. Another couple had been quicker. They were there earlier and, so, they got first pick on av...

By: Survivor | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 11 Mar 2018

The House

- There's a house at the top of the hill.  Haunted, of course. It doesn't want to kill, or even chill.  Benevolent, of course.  It used to be a mill.  Abandoned, of course.  They made twill.  Aeons ago...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Dec 2017

Legend Of The House.

- The bloody handprint on the window- calling card of the wicked. Of the sick. Entering the house, he could see straight away that there had been trouble in the hallway, which was the first thing one sa...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Crime | Score: 5| Added: 21 Aug 2016

The Almshouse

- THE ALMSHOUSE Chapter 1 I remember my last day at St. Margaret’s. It had been snowing, as it did every winter in Ashford, Pennsylvania. The roads disappeared under blankets of white, and busines...

By: BlancheKing | Category: Thriller | Score: 5| Added: 22 Sep 2015

Selwyn's Fine Signs

- Selwyn decided it was time to sell his house. He had lived in it for many years and had grown tired of it. Besides, it was looking rather worn. There was hardly a spot on the façade of the little hou...

By: QuirkyStories | Category: General | Score: 3.9| Added: 24 Mar 2014

Romantic Interlude in the Haunted House

- Her name was Tina, she worked in our data processing division. She always looked and conducted herself as the total professional who was dedicated to her job. Some dubbed her a cold fish, but I always...

By: The_Count | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 27 Nov 2013

My First Time

- October 31, Halloween night. The haunted house will be closing for the season, and what a season. The final night was another night of record breaking crowds. The Jaycees had taken a gamble and it had...

By: The_Count | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4| Added: 25 Sep 2013

Gidealis Enigma Chapter 28

- Chapter 28 The Secrets of the Abandoned House “It’s a cursed place, I warn you. Plus the weather is going to get worse. My flyer is not meant to be operated during high winds.” Asmadis lands h...

By: GriffinGarcon | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 13 Aug 2013

Haunted House Part 2

- I loved that old house. When I became the project co-chairman I was given a set of keys and placed to the alarm call list because I live closer than anyone else. I would open it during the Summer to a...

By: The_Count | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.3| Added: 07 May 2013

Moorage Skuttlebutt

- I was in the backseat of the car, listening to my friends Jack and Nancy talk about the owners of the moorage where Jack docks a house-boat. "...back when Coke-Collins owned the whole moorage." said...

By: fallingdove | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 20 Apr 2013

Grazers (setting)

- A young married couple lived in a sod and clay house on the plains. The house was mostly underground. Wide and deep tiled stairs led to a wooden pocket door that was inset with thick colored glass pan...

By: fallingdove | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 01 Apr 2013

Abandoned

- A house on rocky shores it was, A broken-hearted place; Stone walls etched with memories, That time cannot erase. Where once there was a glowing hearth Of warmth and billowing smoke...

By: Sherzahd | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 12 Aug 2012

The Cold (a short story)

- The cold seeped through the seams of her flimsy jacket and Kat shivered violently. The icy finger of a zephyr curled its way around her neck like a scarf and raised goosebumps over her back. Impat...

By: Tiula | Category: Horror | Score: 4.6| Added: 05 Jan 2012

A Jocund Poetic Musing: Bury or Cremate?

- Beneath the ground you are alone completely by yourself. In an urn you simply chill on your wife’s closet shelf. Before they put you in the soil you pray for absolution. After you’re a London Broi...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 08 Dec 2011

Hot, loud and cantankerous

- When I finally roll out of bed it's late on Saturday morning. The daylight seeps in, past the shitty layers of sheets strung up over the large window. It reigns dirty yellow light over my squalid king...

By: Clarabelle | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 27 Mar 2011