Nobody knows for sure what happened to the "Man in the Woods." Some say he was murdered and he stalks the forest looking for bodies to steal, others say he hunts people just to turn them into monsters like him. Those who have seen him say he is a tall man in tattered clothes with long, sharp teeth and eyes so black you’d swear he could steal your soul with one piercing look. Others, who were not so lucky, were never seen or heard from again.
“An engineer!” Eli shouted. Trying to have a conversation was impossible in a club when the music was so loud he could feel it ringing in his ears. Not that it mattered anyway, she wasn’t really paying all that much attention.
Every day I took the same path home from school. It was through the woods and crossed over the only highway out of town. My parents kept telling me not to go near there because lately people had been going missing. “A pretty young girl like you shouldn’t be out there alone, Edith,” my father said. But, of course, I didn’t listen.
Halloween was my favourite holiday. It wasn’t just about the candy or the costumes; it was about the ghost stories and urban legends. I loved staying up late with my friends, Anna and Renee, and we tried to scare each other with made-up tales that were so outrageous people would have thought we were crazy if they heard them.
Phillip had lived his entire eight years without being able to hear so much as his mother's voice. But, despite his disability, he still did normal things. He joined Little League, played soccer, and even started skating when he turned seven. For a long time, it didn't hold him back, and he didn't mind being different.
Ethan had been planning this party for a whole week. His parents were going out of town to visit his grandmother, who had been recently hospitalized, and he knew it was the perfect time to show everyone at school he wasn’t the loser they all thought he was.