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The SCP Foundation is one giant collaborative project made up of a community of amazing writers coming together to write some real scary (and sometimes funny, sometimes sad) shit. From urban legend-esque monsters that keep you up at night to horrifying body horror plagues, there’s no limit to the strange objects, monsters, people, illnesses, events, and all things in betweenRead More »Rating My Favorite Scary SCPs
by Andrew Slinde When I was a kid, I used to see things. Now, every kid sees things once in a while – that chair piled with clothes suddenly becomes a hulking monster in the glow of the nightlight, that sort of thing – but sometimes, I’m still sure that the things I saw were real. Call me crazy, butRead More »Short Story: Angel in the Alley
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The first time it happened, it had been a long day working in the cafe, with almost no customers since we’d opened that morning. Six A.M. every day, like clockwork. Fred always made me open up for the early rush, as he called it. Not that he would ever deign to get up that early. The early rush was myRead More »Short Story: The Passing of Witchcraft by Ray Daley