Off the Rails

Colton Pike and Tobias Kessler strolled down the train tracks using the rails as balance beams. The air was still and warm, the sun getting low at their backs, sending their shadows sprawling out ahead of them. "How long are we gonna walk on the tracks?" Tobias said, looking over at his best friend as... Continue Reading →

The Well

"You shouldn't have brought me down here, Mark. I'm scared!" "You said you wanted to be a Goonie, remember? Don't worry. I'm sure there's another way out," Mark said, ruffling Sean's dark hair in the murk. Mark stared up at the peephole of daylight far above. He pulled the dangling walnut totem from beneath his... Continue Reading →

Bent

"Dare," Melanie replied. Sarah looked at me with a sly smirk, then pulled the comic from her backpack and passed it to her. "The ritual is on page thirteen. Good luck." Melanie cautiously grabbed the battered comic, looking around at us suspiciously. "Bent?" she said, reading the cover. "You are daring me to do something... Continue Reading →

The Jar

When I was a young boy, I could spend hours looking at the sky, wrapt in awe, wonder suffusing me from head to toe; I never wanted to look away, especially on those clear cloudless nights when the heavens were so brilliant the stardust seemed to fall down and tickle my nose.One night, I took... Continue Reading →

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