Nuke Rain

I remember when Chernobyl happened. I was working at a nuclear facility here in the states. We had a couple of the sweetest scientists from Sweden visiting after the incident. During their visit our radioactivity sensors got tripped. We were panicking until we were able to isolate the cause. It was the footprints of the […]

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Molotov Cocktail

A word of advice for if you’re ever travelling out of the country: make sure your travelling companions have a decent picture of you looking presentable. A picture of you shit-faced, waving a drink around right before you set yourself on fire is not going to make finding you in the hospital very easy, especially […]

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House Guessed

I got a pretty good deal on my house, and that’s how it starts, right? The previous owner had died, so I became responsible for all the stuff in it (that’s how it REALLY starts). This is not that kind of story, though, but it is a little weird. While sorting through the stuff, I […]

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Nailed It

It was the late 80s. Long acrylic nails were a fad my mom decided to get into. This was before CDs took over and cassette tapes were still a thing. I’m not really sure what started it, but my mom was holding one of my brother’s cassettes tightly while he tried to snatch it from […]

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Ignite, Igniting, Ignition

Volkswagens put a lot of emphasis on safety. It’s good that they do. Be happy your car won’t start. Mine did and the steering column caught on fire… while I was driving. I was just 16 and didn’t know what to do. I pulled into a cheap motel parking lot and hopped out, leaving the […]

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SEMO ghosts

The college I went to, SEMO*, was known for its hauntings. There were times when the lights would go out suddenly at events. Sometimes, a glow would be seen in the darkness. Other times, a figure could be seen walking and then it would just disappear, with large groups of people to witness it. -Mackenzie […]

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Stop to Smell the Roses

I was asleep when I felt a force like someone was pushing on my pillow around my head, while a man’s voice yelled “WAKE UP!” My husband was out of town, but that didn’t stop me from fully expecting to see him when I opened my eyes. There was no one. I remember feeling that […]

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