Stories

The Visitor

Certain people don't fit into a nursing home. After working there for a few years, I could tell almost in an instant that Dr. Reimer was one of them. He was an academic who'd lived by himself all his life. He'd never been married and had led a quiet, solitary ...
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When a Life Becomes Background Noise

There's something about background noise. If it goes on for long enough, our mind will get used to it and block it out. Don't believe me? Go to a busy Starbucks and spend a few hours there studying or reading. At first, you might be annoyed by all the noise, ...
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If You See Something Waving at You from the Woods, Don’t Wave Back…

I've always loved the snowy plains of my home area. It's so different here. There's a sense of vastness to it. Each year my brother Markus and I take the long trip back. It's become a sort of tradition to us. We go on a long hike to the cabin ...
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I Always Hated my Grandparents

They were stern and strict old people. I believe love was a word that didn't exist in their vocabulary. It was always do this, behave, do that, don't swear and so on. I dared to not obey their rules? Better be prepared to be screamed at and punished. It wasn't ...
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I Should Have Never Attended the Annual Bonfire Market

Oh, the farmer's markets. They have a charm of their very own. In times of industrialized farming, giant supermarket chains, and online stores, they feel like a remnant of the past. At a farmer's market, you can still interact with traders face-to-face and buy fresh produce as well as homegrown ...
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Fertilizer

The moment I had signed the sales contract for the old farmhouse I'd been happier than I was in years. You see, in life, I did everything right. I headed the advice of my teachers and parents. After I'd finished school, I went on to university and got my degree ...
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My friend discovered something reality-defying in his house

Until a few weeks ago I've been blissfully unaware of, well, almost everything. I went to work every day, loved movies and games and hang out with people, mostly my friend Greg. Speaking of the devil, it's because of him that all this changed. It was a couple of weeks ...
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My Grandma’s Penpal

Grandma died a week ago. I was devastated. I knew about the cancer and that there wasn't any hope at her age. Still, I didn't want to believe it. She'd been the nicest person I'd ever known, and since mom had died, she'd taken care of me. It was all ...
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Something happened at the wind turbines near my village…

I'm sure you're well acquainted with wind farms. They're quite popular here in Germany, especially in the more rural areas. One of them isn't too far away from my small home village. The first of the giant wind turbines was built more than a decade ago. Throughout the last years ...
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Can Spiders Actually Lay Eggs Under Human Skin?

I'm a little lost and not sure what's going on here anymore. Things got a bit out of hand. I'm tired, anxious, but I just want to finish writing this all down. This whole mess started only a few days ago, with a damned spider, as always. You see, I ...
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