THE PUPPET IN MY BASEMENT
A fan of old VHSs discovers the lost pilot tape to a failed children's TV show.
CONFESSION OF A GOVERNMENT GENETIC ENGINEER
An intern's first day at a government-funded lab brings some surprises.
MY HOSPITAL IS COVERING SOMETHING UP
A delivery nurse attends to a non-responsive woman that was found wandering through the deserts of an Indian Reservation.
MY RACIST UNCLE DIED, NOW I HEAR SLURS IN THE BASEMENT
An Alabama teenager struggles with the death of his uncle - not because he's gone, but because he won't leave.
THE THING THAT THOUGHT IT WAS MY MOTHER
A man's wealthy, estranged mother passes away from cancer without telling him she's dying.
DON'T LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
An astronomer living in the mountains hears the sound of crying coming from his well-pit outside.
MY CLIENT'S DOG
An exterminator arrives to treat the house of a customer in the middle of the desert.
A YEAR IN A NARCO'S BASEMENT
An official of the Department of Homeland Security records the testimony of asylum-seeker Ricardo Rivera Mateo of Guatemala.
I MET ED "THE FLAYER" ST. BARTHOLOMEW
A paralegal recounts the time he met a nationally-known serial killer - before anyone knew he was a serial killer.
NEW TO ADDICTION FORUM - MY STORY
A young man seeks help online for help in dealing with intrusive thoughts and in avoiding repeating behavaior.
A NOTEBOOK FROM 1973
In the early 1970s, a professor of Etymology is hired as a consultant for a professor of Systems Sciences.
LEPRECHAUNS ARE JERKS
A trip to Boston proves to be a bigger hassle for the narrator than he planned.