M.R. Cameo generally writes horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and nonfiction, yet enjoys dabbling in different genres. She is currently doing freelance work for various publications.
Kevin carried out a small box covered in grease and food splatters, his belongings clinking inside. It wasn’t the first time the chef had been fired and he was quite sure it wouldn’t be the last. He had been blamed for not making food costs the last two months, although it was the front of the house who always came back and gorged themselves whenever they pleased. If he protested, he was reprimanded for being unwelcoming and creating a hostile work environment. It seemed there was just no winning for him.
Bizarre Medical Practices from the Past
The world of medicine is constantly changing. Things once thought to be amazing breakthroughs are now regarded as harmful and sometimes even obscene. Let’s explore the exciting and sometimes disturbing approaches that have been utilized throughout the centuries.
Change of the Tides
The lights of the city became a whirlwind as he soared through the air. He must have hit the ground at some point because there he was, lying on the still warm asphalt beneath the night sky. A sickening crack emanated from his spine, and he was certain he was not going to be walking anytime soon. His vision began to swirl as he struggled to remain conscious. He heard sirens that seemed to be so very far away. His eyelids fought against him before darkness finally encompassed him.
It was the year 3081 and the entirety of the Earth was covered in water, the result of the imprudent decision to mine the moon. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and changes in the planets geomagnetic field were the least of humanities worries when water levels soon began to rise feet by feet each day, whilst oxygen levels rapidly deteriorated. Soon the Earth was completely submerged just as it had been in its beginning, over three billion years ago. Some ventured into space in an attempt to colonize Mars and Galileo, but were wiped out by alien races who did not approve of humans venturing outside of their domain. A race ensued, countries gathering their brightest and putting all their resources towards building oceanic stations, the only hope for the continuance of humanity. Surviving within the oceans was the only avenue humans had left.
Her fangs made contact with the crevice of his neck. Tonight would change everything. The lights of Hollywood twinkled brightly in the distance, but they were dull compared to his eyes. The cars, planes, and echoes of millions swept the air, but it was only drivel compared to the exquisiteness in his brain. The dreams, the vigor, the wonder, that the city brought electrified the night, but it was nothing compared to what an eternity with him would be. He had always belonged to Hollywood, but now he was all hers. She rejoiced as his blood filled her mouth.
Night of Wonder
The vigorous breeze reassured the that the fragile boats that had been crafted would be carried west to fulfill their intention. Alateeyeh were strewn around the river each offering their own variations of traditional spirited tunes. Everyone was in a costume of some form or another, whether a handcrafted mask, zealous face paint, or unrecognizable fashions. Many were carrying a pumpkin that has been delicately carved into its ominous appearance, each unique vessel holding a light of protection. While most were generally excited about tonight, everyone also aware of the dangers of the night. Not all of spirits returning would be there for a night of friendly reunion and feast.
- Top Story - October 2022
The World I Love Doesn’t ExistTop Story - October 2022
That’s the thing about this city, it is not the same city. The name is the same, many of the city and street signs remain unchanged, familiar buildings still stand, but it is not Huntington Beach. At least not the one that I knew. It was back in 2001 that I was first fortunate enough to land in that magnificent beachfront city. The sun glimmering off the buildings, peoples smiles and vivacity adding to the liveliness, the fresh ocean breeze, with no shortage of ma and pa shops to explore.
Pyramid of Immortalis
Dust arose as a stately scorpion dropped down onto the decaying floor from a crevice above. Battling fatigue, I struggled to my feet, once again surveying my surroundings. Inspecting for any clues or symbols I may have missed my first hundred times scrutinizing the dimly lit chamber.
What You May Not Know About Auto Insurance
A Rental Car Isn’t a Given Many people tend to assume after an accident they can call their auto insurance company and be provided a rental while repairs are being done, or while they are looking for a new vehicle in the case of a total loss, but much of the time that is not true. It doesn’t matter if you believed you signed up for “full coverage,” have collision, comprehensive, and all the works; if you did not specifically sign up for rental coverage, then you will not be getting a rental. Also remember that even if you do have rental coverage, it only applies in the event of an accident, weather event, theft, fire, or vandalism, not just because you’ll be taking the vehicle to the shop because it broke down, needs some work, etc. There are also several circumstances where you will have to wait to receive a rental vehicle; most companies will not set up rentals until the day the repairs commence, and in many circumstances the claims adjustor will have to review the file to give the okay for a rental, which usually takes between several days or weeks to discern.