Day 362 – It Waits In The Basement – YouChallenge Short Story

“I’m telling you Kyle, no bullshit, I saw them going at it with my own eyes, Kendra and Mr Wells, not more than five minutes ago!” He yells at his younger brother, who rolls over and pretends to be asleep. “Kyle, for god sake, you’ve got to come and have a look, you’ll regret it…

Day 355 – Thirty Minutes Or It’s Free – YouChallenge Short Story

Lost in a haze of darkness, this blog, these stories are my only escape, reclaiming what was mine. The second YouChallenge was to tell a story about a panicked delivery driver who raced down the street. The original story it was taken from was called Thirty Minutes Or It’s Free, which appeared in issue 432…

Day 348 – Lost Days – YouChallenge Short Story

When the blog began, Matthew served you up with the idea that each week he would take some sort of challenge from you, and write a story from it. The challenges were fake.  How do I know this?  An easy answer, because I wrote the stories he claimed to have created from the challenge ideas….

24 Days Until The End – Claude – YouChallenge Short Story

She grips the lead pipe and turns in a circle, her eyes dart frantically around, trying to peer through the darkness that surrounds her, to no avail. “P-P-Please,” she stammers, her lips trembling, tears running down her checks, freshly formed mucus runs from her nose, and into her mouth, forming a stringy, web like substance…

31 Days Until The End – Mundane – YouChallenge Short Story 

They both sit there, staring at the glass, silently staring, one of them furrows his brow, grips his chin with a hand, and begins to make a clicking sound with his tongue, then starts to whistle, before finally, stretching and letting out a very loud yawn. “SO,” he says loudly. “What tha fuck are we doing?” The…

Horrorween Day 2 – Apple – YouChallenge Short Story

“Are we really going to do this?” He says nervously, looking towards her, she smiles, and he feels his heart beat, rapidly increase. “Are you scared?” “He said not to, out of everything, all of it, he only ever said, not to touch that, so, yeah, maybe I am.” “Pathetic, how did I get paired…

Day 160 – Tick Tock – YouChallenge Short Story

“Are you sure you’re doing it right?” She says as she forces herself up, onto her tippy toes and peers over his shoulder, towards the open key pad, he glances at her and rolls his eyes. “How the hell should I know, I’ve never done anything like this before, I’m a geneticist, not an electrician.”…

Day 153 – Sample – YouChallenge Short Story

“Are you really sure that’s how you want to start it?” “What do you mean?” “Well, it’s so, been done before more times than I can think of that’s all,” She says, smiling at him, he looks down at the piece of paper in front of him, and scans over the words and then back…

Day 146 – Red Skies – YouChallenge Short Story

“It really is beautiful,” she says as she lays next to him on the grass, tightly holding his hand. “I know, it’s a shame it will eventually kill us,” he says as they look up into the violent, red sky. “Still at least we’ve got two years to enjoy it.” He laughs and grips her…

Day 139 – Parramore – YouChallenge Short Story

“It’s not about the money,” he says as he looks into the man’s eyes. “Bullshit, it’s always about money, everything is!” The big brute says as he pulls the hammer back and drives it down onto his hand, shattering two of his fingers. He clenches his teeth, refusing to give his tormentor satisfaction. He drives…