The Warm Spot Under my Floor

Floors are supposed to be cold. That’s why socks and slippers exist, right? But the first day in my new house, I found…

Mushrooms

I wasn’t allowed to walk anywhere alone. Not with Frank Lonegan on the loose. Suspected of brutally murdering his wife and their unborn…

Shadows Where They Died

I can see where people died. No, no, it’s not what you’d think. No zombies with blood all over them, staring at me,…

What’s on my Baby’s Head?

6:27 am. The contractions had gone from cramps to mind-blowing pulses of pain. I screamed and cried and gasped for air. When will this…

The Flight from Hell

I was not enjoying my flight. I was in a middle seat, crammed between a purple-haired teenager and a woman with a screaming baby. I’d…

I Met Him on Craigslist

“He really bought you that diamond bracelet?” I get why Rachel was skeptical. The nicest thing Mike ever got her was a pizza slice with…

The Shadow on the Stairs

You don’t know true horror until you’ve seen your child almost die in front of you. It happened so fast. He was just…

Maple Syrup

When I was 11, my dad and I tried to make our own maple syrup. (I don’t know how he convinced a rebellious…