The Legendary Tales of Notch Johnston

The new group of medical students stared at the ugliest human they had ever seen. It looked to be at least a thousand years old and then some. Only two of the students even guessed what it really was. And they were human! They all stood looking through old style bulletproof one-way glass at the […]

Nonfiction Essays — $250 Giveaway

Omniverse author bo has been randomly selected as the $250 winner for this giveaway for their article “Danger“. Congrats bo! During our last outing we received a pleasantly surprising amount of great and original content, mostly in the form of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. This time around we’ll be looking to fill the gap […]

Lose All Hope

I am a writer. You will hear no pride in my voice when I make this declaration. It was never my intention to be a writer, never was it a childhood dream, I simply find myself suitable as little else. Every writer denies the world a scientist, an engineer, a soldier, a police officer; there […]

The Trips

It became official today. We are moving to the Trips. My name is Travis. Travis Filing. I am 14 years old and we are on the run. Living with 3 older brothers you kind of learn when not to step out of line and this was one of those times. About 300 years ago the […]

Windows

A heavyset physique passes through the territory. His silhouette travels through the residence. Creepy eyes search through the frames And the savage beats along the enclosure. The access points are sealed, But a firebrick penetrates the transparent material And the glass shatters within. The trespasser infiltrates the property, His nauseating, vulgar humor and appalling prank […]

Man’s Best Friend: A Fear of the Unknown

When I was a six, I lived on the Southwest side of Chicago, and my neighbors owned a dog – a Siberian Huskie with the soul of the mythic three-headed, snake-tailed Cerberus. The dog outweighed me, towered over me, and certainly had larger muscles than I had. The dog also appeared to possess indescribable ferocity. […]