“Remember that clerk at the convenience store? It was late at night, near a generic exit on the weed-choked part of the interstate. You bought some gas and the clerk took just a little too long to swipe your card and hand it back to you. A few days ago, a bird mask arrived at his house.”
I wrote a short story, in the vein of Poe-meets-Buzzfeed, for Thought Catalog. It’s called “8 of the Creepiest New Photos on Streetview.” Maybe I should have titled it “Captions from 8 of the Creepiest New Photos on Streetview.” Maybe I should have just included the photos, LOL.
Special thanks to Mink Choi for soliciting my work and for Chrissy Stockton for publishing it! I’ve been interested in writing straight-up horror stories, in the vein of Turn of the Screw or “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” for awhile now, and it’s really neat to have an outlet.