Gloria’s Organ

It was on Gloria’s 10th birthday that she first heard the most beautiful sound in her life. She remembered the pealing of church bells at her Aunt Kathy’s wedding. She recalled the sweet songs her mother would sing to her. She remembered an opera...

He smiles at me

He smiles at me I wake up with a start and look around me. I reach to my left for the light on my night stand to illuminate the room and put my nightmares to rest. My hand drags along the ground, hard and unforgiving. My heart jumps in my throat and begins beating a...

Their Child

It all started with a vivid dream. I was in a super market picking out groceries for the upcoming week. I never knew what it was about that place, but I always felt comfortable there. Meandering about the winding isles, I would often find myself thinking deeply about...

Sleep Study

It’s not unheard of for a doctor to lie to a patient. In my fifteen years as a physician, I can count the number of times I’ve lied to a patient on a single hand. Unfortunately, today marked an occasion when I was less than truthful to someone who implicitly trusted...

11 Miles Ritual Performance

I’m a married man with four daughters. I’ve never been one of those weirdos who tries to summon demons or ghosts or anything. Even in my teen years I was never into that sort of stuff. I was more of a sports guy. I wish more of my kids were. I only heard...

White Shrouded Torso

White Shrouded Torso Imagine being on your porch late at night. When all of a sudden you start to feel a severe tightening in your chest, breathing becomes arduous like someone is squeezing you, and there’s this humming numbness swiftly spreading from your shoulders...