Category: Short Stories

  • The Magician

    I had been waiting for the magician to arrive for weeks.  Maybe months.  Ever sure it was announced he was going to appear in court, I had been coming every day.  I had long been wanting to become a magician and play tricks on everyone around me so I needed to see the show for…

  • In the Trenches

    “I knew I was in trouble when I came to and nothing and no one looked familiar.  I sat up and looked around, not yet quite realizing the danger I was in.”  I leaned back into the couch cousins and listened to my uncle talk.  I had heard this story hundreds of times before, but…

  • Woman

    “I always knew he was only in it for the power. He was the king of invaders. The leader of fear. The uniter of tribes. A warrior with a spirit of no other.” As I started furthering my research into Genghis Khan and his life in the Mongol Empire, I knew I needed to expand…

  • Alton High

    I had never wanted to be in on the joke. I hated pranks and this one seemed especially horrible. Not to mention dangerous. But since Joe and Charles were the masterminds behind the prank, the show would go on. At eighteen, the two were the Kings of Alton High and no one ever dared to…

  • The Olympics

    When the gunshots started, I thought it was all part of the show. The after effects of the fireworks. But when I saw Jeremiah fall, I knew there was something more to what was going on. Jeremiah was supposed to win a medal. He was going to be famous. He was the only one I…

  • My Roommate

    I always knew my roommate was into some odd things, but I never knew how far she had fallen. It was her charisma, her charm, that pulled me in. I had always been told I was naïve and a little too loyal to those I would blindly follow, but I always thought I was going…

  • Protection

    I knew I was in need of protection after what I had seen from underneath the bleachers. I knew it was a mistake to sneak out the moment I climbed out of the window that night, but I was desperate. It was my favorite place to hide out because as far as I knew, no…

  • The Graveyard

    As I tiptoed through the cemetery, I was pretty sure someone was watching me. I was certain no one had followed me so whoever it was must have already been here. Waiting.  If I could only get to the other side of the cemetery and to the street, I knew I could make it out.…

  • The Letter

    “This came in the mail yesterday, do you know what it is?”  I delicately held the envelope out to my sister and hoped she knew what was going on.  “Did you open it?”  Amanda said ripping it out of my hands and holding it behind her back.  I stared at her blankly.  Was it not…

  • The Scream

    When the scream shattered the silence of the forest, I knew what was going to happen.  And when.  And also why.  Frank had been stalking us for three weeks and it was all because of what Taylor had said and done. I was hoping I could just get away before Frank caught up with me.…