The Most Recent Tales

If You’re On an Overnight Train to Moscow, Don’t Look Out the Windows

I’m a businessman that regularly commutes by train between Warsaw and Moscow. I could fly, but I’ve found that taking an overnight train allows me to do far more work while traveling. If you factor in the cost of a night in a hotel, it costs about the same as a flight. I hopped aboard…

I’m investigating her husband. He’s doing something way worse than cheating.

I’ve been working as a private investigator based out of Portland Maine for a few years now, so when a woman came in requesting that I trail her husband to find out if he was cheating, it was nothing new. When a marriage has gotten to the point that they’re calling in private investigators, it’s…

I’ve Been Flying for Almost Thirty Hours and the Flight Attendants Won’t Stop Crying

Thirty hours ago I hopped on a late-night flight from New York heading to Los Angeles. After boarding I saw that I had an entire row to myself. Take off passed without incident, and soon I was stretched out for a nap across the row. I slept for a few hours, I don’t know how…

The Storm Started Ten Days Ago. It’s Still Raining.

A storm came through Mayberry County a little over a week ago. The rivers washed out the road, trees fell on the power lines, and most everyone hunkered down in their homes to wait for it all to blow over. The only problem is that it never did. It’s been ten days, and it’s still…

Every Culture Has Burial Rites to keep the Dead from Rising

My family has run the only cemetery in our town for a few generations now. My dad inherited it from his dad and, though I’m still only 18, someday it’ll be mine. Last week my father called me out to the cemetery a few hours after sunset. We were alone, with nothing but the wind…