The Santa Flora Expedition

In 1560, 5 Spanish ships and 100 men set sail from Havana to arrive at the newly discovered Caribbean island of Santa Flora. The expedition was meant to establish a naval base and port that was vital to Atlantic trade imports. To the Caribs, however, the island was...

Be With Them

Every kid has been told before by their parents that “there’s nothing there”. Or that there’s “nothing under the bed”. “There’s no monster in your closet.” “There’s nothing in the basement.” If you’re a parent then you obviously know what I’m talking about. You become...

The Window Knocker

It is said that there is a ritual you can do to acquire great wealth, secrets of life, or abilities beyond your wildest dreams. The ritual is refereed to as “The Window Knocker Ritual” This ritual originated from the early 1800’s. It all started as...

Dark Days, Dark Ways

I sit by the pond, staring up the sky. The stars are so easy to see here, and not a single sound can be heard, especially at this time of night. Perfect, just perfect. Yet, it is not, for I long to share this moment with another. For this, is my favorite spot to sit...

Don’t mind them

Hello. I’m from the Philippines and one of the scariest experiences I’ve had has always been at my friend’s house, let’s call him Tan. Me, Tan and a couple of guys had a rough day and so agreed to having a few drinks at Tan’s place. This was my first time going there...

Blight

Run. I burst through the malfunctioned sliding door, and into the complete blackness of another ship hall. Oh, God, help me please. I did not dare switch on the radio, which I still clutched in my hand. The anxiety of the unknown filled every pore in my body, as I...

Where Our Forgotten Dreams Go

Rebecca woke up. It was quite rare for her to randomly wake up in the night. It never happened unless she was sick and had to blow her nose. But she most definitely wasn’t sick. She had had a pretty good day before. Her boyfriend had proposed to her, and of...