Insanity Hits Jared’s

“So what, exactly, are we doing here?” Ted stalked behind Simon and Sammy, not quite sure why he was there. His gaze shifted to all the displays, countless diamond rings gleaming. His gaze jumped back to the two in front of him. Sam’s arm was in its sling, hand pale and limp as she made her way…

Barney’s Zombie Runner

Barney knew something was off. There was this feeling in his bones, a deep buzzing that left his skin crawling. He tapped his earpiece, the small earbuds emitting nothing but static. Freddy, Simon, and Carly were nowhere to be seen, much to his dismay. Stalking through the tall grass, crouched so it shielded him from view,…

Inane Conversations

“Simon, right?” “Yeah, man.” “How old are you?” “Thirty-one.” “How many jobs have you had?” “Fifty-seven.” “You’ve had fifty – wait, what?” “Yeah, fifty-seven.” “What the hell have you been doing with your life?” “Nothing, really.” “Nothing…?” “Yeah, nothing. Do I get the job?” “…” “Is that a yes or a no?” “That would be a…

A Legacy Forgotten

Julia wandered the shops within the strip mall, eyes narrowed in concentration. Young mothers were rushing about, hauling young, screaming children behind them by thin, frail wrists. She watched as one child cried, fat tears spilling down his too-red cheeks. A small girl screamed and raged, shouting at her parents who were too busy arguing…

Trapped Within The Madness II

The slow, steady drizzle of rain drew Ellie from her dreams. She shifted where she laid, groggy and disorientated. Ellie slowly sat up, cold and wholly confused. She eyed her surroundings, blinking slowly as she ran her hands across the damp stones beneath her. Rising on all sides were stone walls, broken and crumbling as…

Proceed With Caution 

Take a moment to rethink About logic and insanity  Caught on the ice rink. Pamper the darkness Let it slowly grow For when night comes You’ll depend on the moon’s heavenly glow. But beware of Pride And keep your eye on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The three together is the lovechild Of a nightmare’s most…

Hidden Games

Little Drops Of Water, Little Drops Of Sand, Make The Mighty Ocean And The Pleasant Land. Thus The Little Minutes, Humble Though They Be, Make The Mighty Ages Of Eternity. – Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney Sometimes she wondered how she got herself into these messes. Alyce Watson stood outside the police station, long skirt whirling around her…

Amaranth

Round and Round The Amaranthian Flower Goes, Immortal Petals Of Crimson, Orange And Maniacal Yellow, Living Souls Caught Inside An Uncontained, Livid Flow, The Smirthy Coals Are Burning, Hear The Hammer At The Bellow, Beware The Child With Violet Eyes, He Will Lead You To Death’s Row.

A Demon’s Song

She felt trapped within a nightmare, in a state of perpetual awareness. She was unable to wake up, trapped within an abandoned city with blood-red watching intently. The sun, a black, pulsing orb, was nothing more than a black hole threatening to swallow everything in its path. This world, this dream, was a nightmare unlike any…

Missing

“Do you have any idea how angry I am?” “Should it be obvious?” Jaeden crossed his arms over his chest, feet kicked up on the table as he eyed the messages on his phone. His mother stood across from him, her arms crossed over her chest and her face red. He glanced away from his phone, meeting…

Trapped Within The Madness

Death was not as silent as many people believed. The dead were chatty creatures. Ellie knew this better than most, she’d dare say. As she made her way across the massive compound, purse over her shoulder, she tried to ignore the stares following her. How many souls were wandering these old grounds, their voices nothing…

Bedtime Horrors

Night had fallen, the city silent. Fred dropped his art kit on the kitchen table before collapsing into the chair’s beckoning embrace with a content sigh. He ran a hair through his hair, the colorful flowers that were woven into the long braid pulled free. Untying the end, he combed his fingers through the thick braid as…