Destiny Falls

Destiny Falls

The title of the thread was simply “Destiny Falls,” and I almost missed it. By the time I saw it, the headline had slid down the first page of the Goblin Globe forum, a very active assembly of conspiracy geeks talking about weird shit we’ve seen on Google Earth. The...
Stealth

Stealth

Teddy could hide in those fields forever. They were the type of rolling croplands where he had spent summers playing and winters hunting when he was a child. Back then, he would drop into a green fold of cornstalks and giggle to himself as a friend ran by, doomed to...
They Sat Outside Eating Cake

They Sat Outside Eating Cake

The husbands always died in pairs. It was a concession the Dames of Dwale had agreed upon after their first attempt at settling disputes several years earlier. Before that initial Reconciliation, the ladies had never even considered what would become of the surviving...
The Touch Will Come Second

The Touch Will Come Second

Anna leaned forward and reached for the slimy, wrinkly blob lying lifeless between her legs on the bloody sheet. A pale, glowing hand wrapped around her forearm and pulled it back. “Anna, you can’t touch him. Not yet — maybe not at all,” James said. “You know that.”...
Fell

Fell

Brent knew the whoops coming from the living room would end in a bang on his door, shattering his concentration for the day. He and Tammy had spent the morning shopping while Joey was at soccer practice, and now he was eager to catch up on some work. This had become...
Switch Trouble

Switch Trouble

It was the kitchen light switch that had ended John’s marriage to Agnes. The concept was so simple, he just couldn’t understand why she didn’t understand it. Flip the switch up to turn the light on. Flip the switch down to turn the light off. Tidy,...