0 vote   20 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   26 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 [+]

4 votes   212 readings 3 min
Jesse stood in the middle of the rotting cattle he'd been missing."3 days" he said, spitting at the ground and drawing his revolver. He had foregone setting camp and tracked into waning hours [+]

Winner - Jury
PSU The Witching Hour
0 vote   179 readings 5 min
My eyes creak open slowly in the dark. I’m groggy, and for a moment I don’t know what has woken me. Rolling over, I nestle into the covers, and then am suddenly aware that I drank far too much tea [+]

Winner - Jury
PSU The Witching Hour
4 votes   23 readings 5 min
“No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.” | John 3:13Catholicism and I grew up together, yet independent. While being exposed to my mother’s [+]

0 vote   6 readings 3 min
Jumping at shadows from flickering streetlightsI make my way home on the blood moon nightAs the bats swoop down low, I cover my faceThen trip and fall over the manhole plateDown I [+]

3 votes   127 readings 1 min
There came the bellsCrows, gargoyles, and dark angelsThere came the flutesWind blowing where the worm dwellsPain questioned itselfTerror was amused and curiousNo graveyard eve [+]

Runner up - Jury
PSU The Witching Hour
0 vote   69 readings 5 min
Back when the Nittany Valley was iron mines and furnaces, an old bachelor named Moses Mifflin rented half his one room cabin to one Willy Nixon, a miner recently arrived from Huntingdon County [+]

Runner up - Jury
PSU The Witching Hour