I like this house. It’s one of my favorites on 3rd street. The carpet feels soft on my feet when I go in there. I can hear Becky, age 16, laughing just on the other side of the door of Sam’s bedroom. She doesn’t know I’ve been here before. And the other sound of laughter, it’s coming from my other favorite girl. Sam age 17, … Continue reading Lifeless. By Savannah Fox
“SHE TOUCHED YOUR TATTOO!” I say clenching my fists and breathing deeply. “Babe, it was nothing like that! you’re just exaggerating!” Matt says. He reaches out and tries to move the hair that’s in my face. I smack his hand away and walk to the opposite side of the kitchen and lean against the counter. “Was she pretty?” I ask, barely above a whisper. “Now … Continue reading Jealousy Kills. By Glory Stoll.
Bump. Bump. Bump. Potholes line the dirt road the blue truck glides across. I bounce in my seat every time a tire lands in them. The thumping in the back of the truck from the previous victim banging against its metal walls urges me to slow my speed, trying to quiet the noises in case anyone is nearby. It has been two hours since I … Continue reading “This Time it was a Blonde” by Chloe Riggs
First things first– I am not crazy. People like to call me that, say I’m psychotic, but I’m not. I am just bored. Curious, perhaps. And some people don’t deserve to live. My mother used to tell me that when I was a child, I was dropped on my head, and that’s why I was so messed up. I used to kill and preserve small … Continue reading He Deserved It. By Virginia Burns.
Prompt: You are a broke college student who is in desperate need of money, you respond to an advertisement to test a new virtual reality technology at a local tech startup; they are paying well. The VR technician tells you that this new experience will be indistinguishable from reality. He seats you in a chair and injects you with a syringe in the base of … Continue reading Hell is Home by Hynnja Dietrich
Cold. I sat down in a metallic chair in the middle of a dimly lit room I was directed to enter. The metal against my skin made me shiver hard and the light, although was dingy, hurt my eyes. “Do you want me to count down?” a man in a white lab coat entered the room without a greeting and asked right away. “Not really. … Continue reading Within Me by Hailey Hoffman
I wake up and glance over at him, such a beautiful soul who never fails to make me the happiest I can be. I glance around. He’s got that stupid fan facing the bed, as he always does, even when he knows I hate that thing being on. “Babe,” I say as I carry out the ending of it. “Wake up, I am bored.” He … Continue reading Straight to the Heart by Savannah Fox