• Pumpkin prankster sitting on root beer.

    The first of many tales from a store where weirder than normal things happen.
  • Evening Haunted House

    Trigger Warning: This story includes gore, violence, and death. Joe stood in his dilapidated cottage, gazing at the elaborate Halloween party invite. He hated going out after dark—especially when temperatures were unseasonably frigid. Fierce winds sent the old oak tree’s naked branches scratching at his living room window. Visions of bony elongated fingers taunted Joe’s ...
  • Witch's House, moon, witch flying

    clip clop, clip clopdon’t let the sound betraythat steady beating rhythmof the horseman’s handy work tonight is the nightthe most ‘evil of nights’the time when the spirits wander freeand the ghouls return to earth you better make sure that the curtains are drawnand you’re not alone tonightfor those that go off gallivantingmight just lose their ...
  • Halloween

    Read the previous parts here. I tried to avoid it, but it worsened as the days went on. I’m talking about the guilt. If I have had listened to my gut on getting an uber, Ian would be still alive. My poor judgment killed my best friend and I can’t do anything but live with ...
  • Halloween Jack O' Lantern

                           Eyes bright and heart hollow                                     Flames seep out                                     Of these grinning fellows                                     Shadows abound outside                                     Ready to scare                                     But around the lanterns                                     They do not dare                                     For behind these fruits’                                     Friendly façade                                     Are dark souls                                  Spilling blood                                     These souls have hurt others                                     ...
  • 474

    A gust of wind blows dead leaves across the pavement, their crisp rattle drifting in the open air. The dark, moonless sky provides no light, and clouds cover the twinkling of stars. A blue Toyota Corolla parks in the otherwise deserted lot, the engine ticking as it cools from the long drive. “Are you sure ...
  • Black with Blood Red Text

    I’ve always loved Halloween! So when I saw the black and red advertisement on social media asking for haunted house people, I applied without a second thought. “Sign-ups for haunters—50 bucks a night, free pizza, and scare the shit out of people.” I left a note on the chalkboard: Mom, gone out. Might not be ...
  • Lighthouse at Night

    *** Disclaimer: This story is based on the St. Augustine Lighthouse. This story is not affiliated with the lighthouse or its staff. *** Read part one & part two.   They both walked towards the dark, untamed trees of the woods. Only a small dirt trodden path marked the way. The branches of the trees ...
  • Photo of St. Marys Cemetery

    My first time working for my new employer, I had yet to see a day of sun since the Mississippi. The train had arrived in a cloud of low-hanging, foul black soot that matched the smiling mouths of some fellow patrons I tipped my head to along the way. What had been a normal blend ...
  • 488

    I was never allowed to trick or treat as a kid. However, Halloween has always been a special time of year for me. My parents didn’t like me watching things with magic involved so Halloween was like forbidden fruit. This being said,  It became my favorite holiday as a kid. I loved researching how Halloween was ...