A Shattered Life

By Chef M95Gar/Matt Dymerski

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//Some of this Chef’s dishes are available as books, including this one. You can find them on Amazon.

I don’t know when you’re going to read this, but I can tell you when it started: I was out for a walk alone in the woods when the entity came for me. It was beyond a blur. It was, for lack of a better term, absence of meaning. Where it hid, there were no trees; where it crept closer, there was no grass; through the arc it leapt at me, there was no breeze of motion. There was no air at all.

As it struck, I felt the distinct sensation of claws puncturing me somewhere unseen; somewhere I’d never felt before. My hands and arms and legs and torso seemed fine and I wasn’t bleeding, but I knew I’d been injured somehow. As I fearfully ran back home, I could tell that I was less. I was vaguely tired, and it was hard to focus at times.  Continue reading “A Shattered Life”

The Monster Under Your Bed

By Chef lifeisstrangemetoo

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I was lying alone in my room when I heard the voice, deep and crackly, coming from beneath my bed.

“Hey,” the voice called out.

I told myself I was just imagining it.

“Hey kid,” the voice repeated.  Continue reading “The Monster Under Your Bed”

Something Happened 63 Years Ago that’s Haunted me my Entire Life

By Chef Sergeant_Darwin

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//Original Title “Something happened 63 years ago that’s haunted me my entire life. I’ve never told anyone about it – until now.” Changed for brevity.

It’s official: I’m an old man.

For the last couple years, I’ve comforted myself by saying I’m in my “early 70s,” but math is simple and unforgiving. Today is my 75th birthday, and God, the years do fly. Continue reading “Something Happened 63 Years Ago that’s Haunted me my Entire Life”