Missing

As the astronauts reenter Earth's atmosphere, they feel a sense of accomplishment. Their capsule began parachuting into the Atlantic, where ships were strategically waiting for them. The three of them had made it to Mars and back, something people had only been dreaming of.  "Good job, everyone! Our achievements will be taught for generations!" one…

Doctor Love

I scribble out my notes in anger for the millionth time.  "Why?" I scream and put my head in my hands. "Why can't I figure this out? Such a simple emotion evades me."  I hear a shriek and look up at the rat that I dosed with my concoction. It screams and foams from its…

I Can Hear You

"Mom!" I hear someone scream. "What?" I shout back as I walk to the living room and see my two kids arguing.  My oldest, Jennifer, rolls her eyes.  "Yeah right. You're such a liar, Sam."  "I'm not lying! It was there!" my youngest, Samuel, screams.  "Stop it you two!" I say sternly. "Now, get on…

Dig Deep

It is dark. I look up but see nothing, only blackness. “Help!” I scream. It echoes in a small space. I put my hands up and hit something. A surface. My hands run along it. It’s wooden. I feel all around me. I’m trapped. “Somebody, please!” I begin to panic. I hit the wood. It…

Assault with a Deadly Shell

Once upon a time, there was a turtle living in a quaint little park. Just a typical turtle that witnessed some not-so-typical events, events that some would say were disgusting and demented. The turtle was the only witness. It could tell no one. It could only live with what it had seen.  Each night the…

The Hitchhiker

The silence is killing me.  “So, East you say?” I try starting the conversation.  “Yeah,” she says coldly, her eyes never leaving the road.  “How far East?”  “Far.” “What are you going for?” I say, trying to keep it alive. She gives a brief smile and says, “School.” I look over at her, her smile…

Slaughter

I was at home with my family when they took me. We saw them coming and knew it was time. I had outlived my purpose. I have nothing left to give. I could try to run and hide, but what good would it do? I said my goodbyes and kissed my children. I looked up…

Deer to my Heart

Fyi, I made this intentionally cliché so don't judge it to harshly! “Tammie! Stop!” Rebecca giggles. “I don’t even like Luke like that.” Tammie is mercilessly teasing her about the guy in the driver’s seat.  “Sure you don’t!” “Rebecca! Tammie! Could you two, like, shut up? You’re making it hard to concentrate on the map!”…

Phobia

The number one phobia is claustrophobia: the fear of small spaces. If you look up the definition of a phobia, it will say that it’s an irrational fear, a fear of something that poses little to no real threat to you. Yet still, people are scared shitless. It can cause people to feel extreme dread…