Cold Comfort By Evan Dicken

Cold Comfort By Evan Dicken Hello, and welcome to LifeVault, the world’s only remaining digital preservation site. Now, you can access your documents and photos from anywhere without fear of identity theft or summoning the Stained Ear. Our…

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The Zombie Limbo Master by Rosemary Claire Smith

The Zombie Limbo Master by Rosemary Claire Smith The first time you see the Zombie Limbo Master, you are behind the bleachers of your high school’s football field. Wearing a black top hat and the scarlet-and-gold tatters of…

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Cease and Desist by Jay Werkheiser

Cease and Desist by Jay Werkheiser Davey sighed and paused his TV show. The doorbell rang again, somehow sounding more insistent. He sighed again, peeled himself from the couch, and brushed potato chip crumbs from his shirt. He…

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Bunny Rabbit by E.J. Shumak

Bunny Rabbit by E.J. Shumak I wake slowly. I can neither see nor speak, but I hear – I hear clearly. A young boy’s voice is speaking Chinese. He tells horrific stories of a dreadful life. He says…

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Friends by Stephen Sottong

Friends by Stephen Sottong “If you’re lying, nerd, I’ll kill you,” the tall girl yelled to the small, ugly boy on the slope above her. “Look.” He pointed to glyphs incised in rocks and disappeared inside a cave.…

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Calypso Solo by J.S. Rogers

Calypso Solo by J.S. Rogers Calypso Mission Log: Landing Day +3 Log recorded by Psych Officer/Biologist Emily Harris Crash landing on Calypso. Cause: lateral engine failure. Dead on impact: Mission Commander Jenkins, Science Officer Wu and Medical Officer…

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Countdown by Christine Clukey Reece

Countdown by Christine Clukey Reece “Time?” “Five minutes, sir.” Tanaka nearly stopped breathing as the wires slipped through his now-sweaty fingers for the third time. Time. I don’t have time to panic, he reminded himself as he re-sorted…

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