Don’t Look Back

On the foggy night of their senior costume party Nicole and her date Mark were driving to their school in Mark’s old 1987 Toyota. They heard a special news report “…warning everyone the convicted killer, Owen the HangMan Helms, has escaped from the near-by criminal asylum he was last seen in a woods by Pinecrest…” … Read more

Johnny’s Last Dance: The Dead Soldier’s Waltz

Within an hour of my arrival at Fort Union, my new post, my best friend Johnny came to the barracks with a broad grin and a friendly clout on the shoulder. He’d hurried over as soon as he heard I had come, and we talked ’til sunset and beyond. As soon as Johnny mentioned Celia’s … Read more


In Mississippi there is a story about a disease called Mercritis that slipped over from Europe. Men who catch it emit an odor that when inhaled by a beautiful woman, will make her homicidal. There was a riot in the 1950’s during a Mercritis outbreak that swept the southern states and was covered up by … Read more

The One That Got Away

A boy and his sister had to stay home alone one night. Their parents were out at a fancy party for their father’s job and they warned the children not to open the door for anyone under any circumstances. The kids were distracted by TV and weren’t paying attention to their parent’s warning. A couple … Read more