Tracks by Brad Parkkonen

Tracks by Brad Parkkonen   Ryan felt a phantom buzzing in his pocket for the fourth time in the last hour. Filled with hope, he retrieved his phone. He unlocked it and peeked at the notification bar; there were none. “Will you give this fucking thing a rest?” Jake shouted over the music in the…

The Collector

The Collector by Meg Pelliccio

Source: Shutterstock by Paul Schlemmer   The Collector by Meg Pelliccio Like a perched bird, he clawed his twisted fingers into the brittle bark and waited. His flesh twitched with anticipation whereas the more phantom of his being was under a constant threat of dissipating. He was no longer living, just as he was not dead.…

Putting the Trash Where It Belongs by Linda M. Crate

Putting the Trash Where It Belongs by Linda M. Crate   People watching was something he was good at. He was good at reading a situation, giving empathy to the right people, withholding it from others. There were very pretty specimens in this bar, but each of them seemed to be getting their ruffles feathered…

Tree of Life by Christopher E. Ikpoh

Source: wallpaperscraft.com Tree of Life by Christopher E. Ikpoh Along the path, Thomas strolled. His steps were heavy against the stiff dirt beneath his feet; as heavy as the weight of his heart. The gray sky mirrored his soul. Thomas’ gloom was shared by the world, shared by the nature all around him, and the…

Artemis Bound by Paul Lubaczewski

Source: Wikipedia   Artemis Bound By Paul Lubaczewski   The moon had to have been amazingly bright at that moment. The forest was ancient, the canopy perched high up above the loam and rock, and yet still shapes were visible in the light provided from the world beyond the interlocking leaves and branches. On most…

K. Trap Jones, what scares you?

I am actually terrified of this one-eyed stray zombie cat that keeps stalking my house. My wife and I have been nothing but nice to this cat and even feed it daily, but now it is starting to hiss at us when we bring out the food. I fear that the zombie virus is affecting…

Peter Adam Salomon, what scares you?

Peter Adam Salomon, what scares you? Of all the nightmares, abandonment is the one concept that always lingers the longest. Sure, spiders are creepy and the monster under the bed kicks too much and the witches, mummies, clowns, and vampires in the closet tend to offer momentary chills, but being abandoned (emotionally, physically) is an…