Top 10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, odds are these gruesomely illustrated and incredibly creepy stories played a role in your childhood.  These were the books that many parents attempted to ban outright, and the ones that were absolutely terrifying (especially to a child), but for some reason we kept coming back to them. With the new film adaptation coming out this week, … Continue reading Top 10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Short Story – “Happy Birthday”

I first heard it from my grandfather.  It was his 80th birthday party (which would have made me five), and he said it with a raspy laugh full of phlegm, “That’s it, one year closer to death!”  My mom yelled at him for scaring me.  But strangely enough, I wasn’t frightened, at least not then.  At the time I was intrigued, as if my grandfather … Continue reading Short Story – “Happy Birthday”