Stories

I’ve Been Working at My Best Friend’s Company for over a Year. Today I Learned What We’re Really Selling.

We always think we know who our friends are. Hell, I'd known my best friend Martin for the better part of two decades. After what I saw today, I know that I had no clue who he really was and what he was capable of. I started working at his ...
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“Do You Want to Play Again?”

These words hovered in front of me, just a meter above the ground. Below them were two more words. Yes. No. I looked around, bewildered, but there was nothing else there. The only thing surrounding me was an endless, blazing white. What was this? Where was I? I read the ...
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A Day Ago a New Door Appeared in Our Apartment and Now Can’t Do Anything but Wait in Front of It

A day ago, reality took a nosedive, and something utterly inexplicable happened. It was a most mundane thing that should change my life and that of my girlfriend Sue forever. It was a door. Not just any door, though, a door that appeared out of nowhere in our apartment. I'd ...
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There’s Something Extremely Strange Happening to the Teachers at My Boarding School – Part 1

"Hey, Mr. Thomas, look at what arrived! It's finally here!" I proudly held out 'A Brief History of Time' by Stephen Hawking to our physics teacher. "Oh, that's a good one. Did you already read it, Steven?" "Only the first chapter, but man, it's so interesting! You read it, too, ...
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I Catfish a Different Girl Each Night

"You fucking creep!" she screamed. I just sat there, staring at the glass of water in front of me. I was used to this type of thing by now. Things always ended up like this anyway. "Ugh, you know how freaking long it will take me to get back home?" ...
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The Disappearance of Little Marcus

Old lady in her early sixties searching for her missing son. That's what the subject of the email said that arrived in my inbox a couple weeks ago. It was a job offer sent by the nurse of the said old lady. Her contact data was included. I'd been working ...
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The Prisrak Case

This is a story my grandpa told me.  When he was younger, he worked with the Soviet police, the Militsiya. He told me many stories about that time. Most of them didn't have a happy ending. Grandpa admitted he'd done his share of bad things, but he often tried to ...
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The Greenhouse

As a kid, there was no time I looked more forward to than summer. It meant no school, of course, but it also meant going back to my home village. I grew up there, but once I got into second grade, my parents moved to the city. I didn't hate ...
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Michael wasn’t really my type and I should learn it was not just because he was an introvert and a bit jealous…

I first met Michael during a supplementary lecture at university. I only attended it for a few easy credits. Michael, I would learn, was in the same boat as me. Over the first two months, we bonded and eventually went on a date together. He wasn't exactly my type, to ...
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I took part in an online scavenger hunt. I wish I hadn’t…

Some of you might be puzzled a bit about the title. An online scavenger hunt is a series of riddles or puzzles on the internet. Throughout the years there have been quite a few them. The most famous example, without a doubt, are the puzzles created by Cicada 3301. As ...
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