1 vote   10 readings 1 min
Muzzled clowns parade towards
The shadowy circus tent
While just yards away
The sweet spring light
Beats down on my skin
The ground swirls like a whirlpool
Pulling me towards the [+]

2 votes   40 readings 5 min
The wind cut into my flesh, passing freely through the threads of my lousy coat. It was a particularly fierce October night-- but I didn’t mind the cold. It allowed me to think freely into the dark [+]

1 vote   120 readings 5 min
Nana Maggie was a one-eyed, seven-fingered, one-footed woman who lived both down the street and a hundred miles away. Her gaze was distant (even before dementia) and her voice was hollow, save for the [+]

Winner - Jury
PSU The Witching Hour
0 vote   85 readings 5 min
Jason knew that his wife, Ashley, was less than enthusiastic when he inherited the family farm and tavern, but he never thought that she would run off and leave him without saying a word.
Afte [+]

Runner up - Jury
PSU The Witching Hour
0 vote   18 readings 3 min
My pursuer was relentless. Slowly, realization had dawned on me that I could not escape him. One mile had become five, then ten. With grim determination, I set out to delay the inevitable as long as [+]

0 vote   29 readings 5 min
“Gemma, are you nearly ready?”
“Coming, mom. Just give me a second.” The reflection staring back at me in my vanity is a bland young woman with minimal makeup, nicely braided hair, and pearl [+]

0 vote   14 readings 5 min
Sadie’s skeleton is jumpy in its flesh—itching to shift, twitch, tick. She’s been motionless for hours, hands curled stiffly by her head in a parody of sleep as she stares at the door. This [+]

0 vote   18 readings 5 min
“You saw it too, didn’t ya Nick,” Erika asked.
“Yeah, I saw it all. The dead body, the engraved pentagram on its back, the horrified students watching. All of it. But I didn’t see you [+]

0 vote   22 readings 5 min
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic held the world in its icy, evil grip of depression, despair, and of course, death. No country, city, county, community was left untouched.
In a college town not [+]