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…

Missed Call from: Me

I hate talking on the phone. All those awkward pauses, not knowing how to end it… And the risk of talking to someone for over…

The Escape Room

Last weekend, I went to an escape room. Our company wanted to send the three of us interns for “team-building” and “camaraderie.” But…

How to Resurrect a Sister

WARNING If the ritual is not performed correctly, serious side effects may occur. For example, you might bring the body back, but not…

The Lights in the Woods

Our trip to Vermont was not going as planned. Instead of spending the night in a quaint little bed-and-breakfast, like I’d hoped, we…

The Forest: A Video Game

“Can we play a game?” “Which one? Minecraft, or—” “The one we got at the garage sale.” Oh. That game. The one with…

Don’t Stop on Route 33

There’s a stretch of Route 33 that goes over Shenandoah Mountain. It’s one of the most beautiful roads in the country—some parts cling…