Driver for the Dead
She came to me while I slept. I was blurry eyed and still half asleep when I agreed, fetching my keys and wandering to the car. It was once in the car, with only the moon and the green of traffic lights scattering color across sodden blacktop, that I realized what was happening.
‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Movie Review
In director John Krasinski’s sequel to the 2018 runaway horror hit, the now-widowed Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt) and her three children, oldest Regan (Millicent Simmonds), middle child Marcus (Noah Jupe), and infant (unnamed and unattributed), find a reluctant ally in Emmett (Cillian Murphy), an old family friend turned expert survivalist. When the kids figure out that there are people hiding out on an island that’s supposedly uninhabited by the monsters, they find a glimmer of hope. But it turns out that the killer alien creatures aren’t the only adversaries they’ll have to face.
The Last Josh
I've been in a coma for the last six months. I was fortunate, they say. The semi-truck that hit my car killed my mother and my fiancee but spared me. Well, not spared, I guess. I had two broken legs, a shattered collar bone, and I was in a persistent vegetative state for six months, three weeks, and two days. I awoke on April twenty-sixth, two thousand twenty-one.
I obsessively watched her standing there alone in the dark. The silver moonlight flickered on her dark, raven hair like a million tiny diamonds. Her pale blue eyes were thoughtful and attentive to the darkness before her. Her succulent, pouting lips had the appearance of a fine, red wine. I had forgotten just how well-formed and beautiful she was. Knowing that I would never see her again made her seem even more captivating.
Blood ain’t red when it runs down a sink. In the movies, they always make it bright, bursting red, but it’s not actually like that. It goes a little yellow once it starts slipping away, retreating like a coward.
I met Kevin, my blind date, last week online. Both of us love haunted houses, so we're heading to a creepy old mansion near my condo for our first outing. The millionaire, who owns the house, throws a spooky shindig every month on the full moon. This year Halloween landed on a super blue moon, and we thought it would be cool to check it out. We're here said Kevin, as we pulled up to the mansion's rusty old gates. Slowly they began to open, letting us drive through.
Vaya con Dios Maria
“Good morning, Juliana,” I say. She doesn’t hear me or she’s just being rude, either way, she doesn’t answer me. We’ve been working together for years now. She works in produce, I’m a cashier. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time she’s said two words to me.
My Love Affair with Dario Argento
I became slightly obsessed with Italian horror director Dario Argento about five years ago. I don’t know how it happened – we were only ever casual acquaintances before.
“Alana…” “Alana.” “Alana!” “Wake up!” Alana Aguero snapped back into consciousness. Dark blue engulfed her vision. Only the off-white of her shark tooth necklace stood out. As the haze started to clear out of her head, she noticed something peculiar about the tooth: it was glowing. The glow softly pulsed like a heartbeat. Not only did it pulse with light, it also floated with the tip of the tooth pointing skyward.
"Need any help?” I turned around and saw a tall man standing behind me. I was at the bar trying to get the bartender's attention for the last 20 mins. It was really busy and the bar was crowded. The bartender seemed overwhelmed with all the people yelling at him. I'm a quiet person, and not very good at getting people's attention. So, I was just waiting for the bartender to get to me. I wasn't in a rush, but after 20 mins, I was definitely getting impatient.
Come join us
The wind whipped Natalie’s black hair into knots, despite her best effort to restrain it in a braid. It was far too bright for her to be sitting at the bow of the boat but she needed to keep an eye out for surprisingly shallow reefs, like the one they were diving today.
It's Just a Horse Fly: chapter 1
The rain was a devastating thing, destroying cars, and people, bringing them back to the earth they originally came from. some were lucky enough to Jam themselves into the nearest building avoiding the catastrophe. Vivian Cheever was such a lucky case as she hid in trader Joe’s. listening to her music. the only means she had to distract herself from the agonizing screams of civilians. Her phone rang begging for her to pick up.
Chapter 14- The Hill
This is a true story. Not engineered, elaborated or enhanced in any way. Just as it happened. I grew up in the middle of nowhere, just a few miles from my best friend (who lived just on the other side of nowhere). The land between us was rocky hills, farmers fields; and dense, overgrown woodland. We loved it and lived in it every chance we had. We camped, hunted and climbed over every nook and cranny, this was our countryside, our realm, and we ruled it with an affection I've never felt for a piece of land again. That makes this story an oddity as it left us with one black spot we would never revisit after one dark night.
In the Ice
MONDAY Taking pictures of the fractured ice was fun for Scott until the face appeared. Months ago, he began icing his forearms and hands before going to work each morning. As a massage therapist, he had recurring bouts of achy joints, and submerging his arms into icy water did a lot to reduce his pain.
The Man on The Sidewalk: chapter 1
Life was normal for Brian Otten. At least as normal as it could be for a kid like Otten. Be forced out of bed by mom, brush teeth, get food, catch the bus, meet up with friends. Today really was like any other, as he laughed about a drawing luke drew of Toad as a toad Jumping into a pile of poop. The true principle of comedy. Toad disagreed though, snatching the drawing from Brian's hands.
The Giant of Santa Rosa
The Giant of Santa Rosa By David Turnbull At first it had been the depth of the silence that had unsettled Virgilio.
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