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  • Failing Forward

    Willard was on his way back to R&D after being interrupted by an email from Derrick. He had spoken to [[:samantha-miller | Samantha]] about [[:john-miller | John]]’s decomposed remains a few days ago. He was distracted by his research and had forgotten. …

  • What's in the Box?-Destiny

    I yank open the door to the apartment, slam it quickly and lock it. and leaned against it for support. I didn’t really remember how I had gotten back home. I remember the subway, vaguely. “Holy fuck. What the fuck.” I say through ragged breaths, as …

  • Down in Belize

    "Down in Belize":https://youtu.be/UfAqP_3oNn8 John Arthur opened the trunk of his 2013 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. He tossed in the gear he had brought back into the alleyway: axe, shovel, a few empty bottles, and two empty cans of kerosene. Didn’t have the …

  • Craigslist Roommate

    I’ve made a mistake. Pro-tip; never advertise for a roommate on Craigslist. When Amanda first messaged me, I was excited, because I’ve never really had many friends who are the artsy type. She just landed a role in an off-Broadway musical, which is …

  • Who's Richard?

    Rhys wrinkled his nose. The smell was horrendous, and it took most of his concentration to keep himself from retching. Wherever John was for the last year, it certainly wasn't sanitary. The filthy remains of what looked to be a WWII uniform was strewn on …

  • Better monster hunting through technology

    To: Ryan Langston From: Fina Aquinas Subject: Better monster hunting through technology Body: Ryan, After your experience during our mission, I thought you might be interested in investigating what happened. I'm working on a database of …

  • A Deep Throated friend

    _To:_ Josie Bennett _From:_ aFriend _Subject:_ The penalty from saving Washington DC from zombies _Body:_ ...is apparently being hunted by the feds. I am a member of the group that saved Washington DC. My name is not important, but the …

  • It's Not Human, and It's Got an Ax!

    Voice mail? Really? Well this is the number [[:granger-simms | Granger]] gave me so listen up. This is Leanna. I'm calling in one of the favors the Contingent owes me...us...my people? For the thing we did for you with the Door. Capital D. You get me? …

  • Half Man, Half Beast, ALL HORROR!

    Hi, is this the Contingent? Yeah, I’m down in Bishopville, SC, in Lee County? I was out with a search party looking for a couple of missing college kids. They just called the search off. I don’t know if it’s relevant or not, and the sheriff acted like I …

  • Some Kids Are Dying To Graduate

    Hi, this here’s the hotline for them monster hunters, right? I’m Delores Gutierrez, an EMS dispatcher working in Klein County, North Carolina, and there’s something very bad about to happen here....This ghost keeps appearing on Prom Night along Paper Mill …

  • Tea and Conversation with the Fae

    [Published 04/20/18 in _Reader’s Digest_ ] Since joining the Contingent about a month ago, I’ve learned more about the supernatural than I ever would have thought possible. I’ve met beings that I thought only existed in bedtime stories, and even the …

  • Prayer of Father Court

    Holy Father, please help me. The Unyielding Faith of God Church in Boston is essentially disowning me. They say that moving me and my position to NY is for the best of the church. Deacon Matthews, our new bishop, tells me NY really needs me, but I know he …

  • Rocking back and forth

    Jack leans back and runs his hand through his hair as he stares up at the flickering florescent bulb in the city library. It's been two weeks since they escorted the troll back to the Contingent. He knows he should follow up on how she is assimilating …

  • Letter to HR

    I wanted to follow up to my prior letter, which apparently never reached you, as I have yet to receive a response. While I'm delighted to be a part of the Contingent and all the good work it's doing I must ask for a response as the bill collectors are …

  • Nothing Says Lost Forever

    "Hi this is Thomas Downing. I'm, uh, not sure this is really something for you guys, but I don't know who else to call. My uncle Bill passed away a few weeks ago at Manhattan State Psychiatric Center. When he died, they sent me his stuff. "The …

  • Evil Is Putting Down Roots

    "Hey there Contingent. The name is Sam. I think some of your people were out at my bar, The Butcher and Brü, not long ago. Good tippers. Anywho, me and my coven were out performing some rituals up state in the forest near Eagle Bay and some weird stuff …

  • They Hate to be Hungry

    “Hi Contingent, it’s Detective Laura Shearer...again. I have some murders happening in the Maria Hernandez Park that I’ve been quietly but firmly told not to move on. I tried going to a reporter friend of mine, however, before they could publish, they …

  • Meet Your Maker

    "Hello...yes, this is Doctor Pendergrass. Is this the Contingent I’ve heard so much about on the news as of late? Good, good...you see, I believe I've seen a monster roaming about in Syracuse N.Y. It's a big frightful thing, not terribly sure what to make …

  • Jeremy gets a penpal

    The first day he wrote the request, he struggled to refer to the kid as anything other than "it", struggling with the initial onset of disquiet and several flashbacks from a time he can't recall. Blurs of inhumanly tall beings wielding terrifying weapons, …

  • The Spirit of Learning, Op. 2

    With my continued research in the Contingent's R&D Laboratory, I have come up with a working theory, though, it will require additional data to confirm. I first thought of it when Junior was repairing that old car that had pinned Ms. Rebecca Lynn’s not so …

  • The Real Story?

    To: aFriend From: Meredith Cohn Re: The penalty from saving Washington DC from zombies Dear Friend, Thanks again for the info. Hope you're getting plenty of rest and eating right after our latest adventure. I've attached a draft I'd like you to …

  • Finding Peace in the Horrors

    Darren inhaled purposefully as he closed his eyes. There was a brief pause before he exhaled in the exact same manner, trying to match the length of time taken for both. He lay in the salt-water tank, floating just at the surface and let his mind wander …

  • What's in the Box-Part 2: Results

    Hello Ms. Fisher, We've been studying the Cube that you left with us for a month and we found some strange occurrences. First, we'll go through what R&D has discovered: # We can scan through outer layers but cannot determine what's on the inside. …

  • Another Email from Zak Zimmerman to His Agent

    To: Fred Fulson (ffulson@glamour.kingdom) From: Zak Zimmerman (truezak@zak.awesome) Subject: Apology Please Forward Agentman! Find the email for Johnny Purify (you know who I mean) and send him what I’ve written. (Don’t edit or “correct” anything, …

  • Sitting in Broad Daylight

    For Gabrielle, her free time was in the daylight. Between Happiest Day and now working a few nights a week at The Contingent, she rarely went to bed before 3 AM, and woke at 10 AM every day. Honestly, she preferred it that way, especially after her first …

  • Ghost in the Machines

    "This is Detective Jason Bishop of the 6th precinct. I have several cases I'm being pressured to close that I think fit better in your realm than mine. In each case, the criminal died a gruesome death shortly after committing a crime. The whole thing …

  • Time to Play

    "Uhhhhhh, hello? This is Khalil Abdi…I'm, uh, third-key manager at All Play & No Work on 31st Street in Brooklyn, and uhh…look, some guys came in here earlier tonight with this weird vintage board game and went into one of our back rooms to play. They …

  • Man is the Warmest Place to Hide

    "Hey, this is Jerry with Moosetracks Charters. I, uh, I hope you can help me with this. Last night, while our bus was on its way up to Eagle Bay with a tour group for the weekend, one of the passengers went... well, went sorta nuts. He attacked another …

  • Fragment: Junior; Rain. Op #2

    When it rains, it pours, Junior thought, tucking the last pistol into the holder in the Beetle. He pressed the panel closed with a light click, the dashboard looking pretty well untouched with the compartment closed. It was the fifth of its kind he had …

  • Visiting Hours

    With concentrated effort Sir Nigel Mulberry, opened his eyes. Laying in bed, he tried to focus on the world above him. At this point in his life, hospital ceiling tiles were a familiar fixture. These were a bit different, they were covered with foam …

  • It wasn't because I didn't know enough

    Rhys lofted a brow at the curious item that his youngest-now-eldest brother seemed to obsess over. It's brass exterior was dull from the excessive man-handling as [[:john-miller | John]] fidgeted with it. Yet, the little crystal lenses still captured and …

  • Alone with only your thoughts

    _“Gabrielle, Dr. Skinner will see you now”_ She sunk her body into the near boiling water, letting the heat and rose scented foam envelope her. This had been her fifth bath after her last mission in the past week, higher water bill be damned. She …

  • Improving Employee Morale

    _As the morning shift of dead-eyed operatives files in to fill their coffee mugs or grab snacks and day-old sandwiches from the commissary, Debbie Herbig stalks into the room, her face an impenetrable mask of resolute cheer; her pencil already hovers over …

  • Every Loophole Has Its Trap

    "Contingent, I just had an APB come through for five missing people. I noticed they're all Contingent hunters." -Laura Shearer h1. Investigators [[:zak-zimmerman | Zak Zimmerman]] [[:dru | Dru Westing]] [[:junior | Junior]] [[:jack-mills | …

  • ...It's Exactly What You Think It Is!

    "You’ve got to help me. They’re dead! They’re dead I tell you! I was hunting in the River of No Return with my buddies, and this… thing ran into camp! It was a giant wolfman! It ripped them apart! You’ve got to find it, and kill it before it kills anyone …

  • Who's Hunting the Hunters?

    You've been summoned to Vivian Chastain's office. With no time wasted on introductions, she cuts to the task at hand. "I selected each of you to undertake a mission of utmost discretion," she starts, pacing the room.  "We have a problem.  Hunters are …

  • Once You See Him, Nothing Can Save You

    "Two Weeks ago, the authorities found a teen wandering in the Ramble of Central Park. This itself isn't odd, but the kid was clearly troubled, dirty, and showed signs of exposure. Medical came to the scene and took the boy to Manhattan State Psychiatric …

  • Blood Screening Procedure #21

    My hands haven’t stopped shaking. That whole mess was so god damn meaningless. Six people are dead, that I know of, seven counting that nut job that was herding us through the woods like game on one of his hunts. All because of some vendetta against …

  • John's Final Words

    Samantha held the bronze tube gingerly, eyeing the confounding device with dread. She didn't ask for it, yet here it was, willed to her by [[:john-miller | John]]'s dying breath. A slow sigh escaped her lips, composing herself. She still hadn't finished …

  • Bringing floral back

    "If you survive maybe we could bring you back." No, oh, hell no. She's worked so hard to get away the first time. She wanted to shoot something. Or run away, farther and faster, because she clearly didn't do a good enough job the first time. Kenny came …

  • What's in the Box-Recovery

    _I know I’m dreaming, because it’s the same dream that I’ve been having for the past month or so, ever since I had the vision. I see the cube, and inside is my father’s head, telling me that it needs more blood. The blood is coming, it’s pooling around my …

  • The Hawiian Shirt Friday Luau

    For its budget and being rather last minute, Gabrielle had been rather impressed by what her and her team had been able to accomplish. It wasn’t extravagant, but for most office parties this was a lot better. No plastic palm trees, but instead carefully …

  • Selected Excerpts of Zak Zimmerman Media Coverage

    Selected Excerpts of Zak’s Recent Media Coverage: “Loser Actor Abandons Son at Hospital” - Headline from BuzzFeed “Who Is Zak Zimmerman and Why Did He Abandon His Son?” - Segment Header from E! “Zak Zimmerman: Viral Stunt or Criminal Negligence …

  • Getting Out of Your Own Head

    Sun is shining through the windows and casts beams of light across the room adorned in dark wooden furnishings with deep red adornments. Darren slowly walks over to a soft, cushioned chair with high arms and back. He settles in and picks at the pills of …

  • Season 5 Sessions

    h1. Session 1 [[It's Not Human, and It's Got an Ax! | It's Not Human, and It's Got an Ax!]] [[Half Man, Half Beast, ALL HORROR! | Half Man, Half Beast, ALL HORROR!]] [[Some Kids Are Dying To Graduate | Some Kids Are Dying To Graduate]] "Childhood …

  • Miles Jaggens

    Chinese-Canadian. Went to law school in the US to study corporate law. While walking home from a frat party one night he blacked out. He woke up in a hospital with severe head trauma, no memory of the previous night, and overwhelmed by the thoughts and …

  • Father Xander Court

    Grew up on the mean streets of Boston. Whats it to ya? I never knew my father and my mother was always at work. We had nothing. I wanted to have something. So on my 16th birthday I was jumped in to the local MS13 chapter. I guess being darker of …

  • Jack Mills

    Jack earned his Masters but decided he didn’t want to deal with the politics of going for PHD. He kept working in academia with Lindsey, his long time friend from undergrad, at the University of Chicago because of his interests but he works more as a …

  • Reyna Parker

    Marginally successful author of YA novels through Versifier Publishing company until 4 years ago. Reyna knows 3 languages; English, sarcasm, and cursive. She’s known to dress punk casual, ripped jeans, form fitting graphic tees, and her favorite steel …

  • Dr. Ryan Langston

    Dr. Langston grew up in up state New York where he went to a private school up until his senior year when something happened. He took a year off of school and graduated with honors from a local public school. He then went on to university where he majored …

  • Eileen Fisher

    Eileen Fisher is the daughter of an inventor, and he was her hero and best friend. On her third birthday she received a screwdriver as a gift. She was five when he taught her how to build a motor. When she was 12 he suddenly vanished without a trace. No …

  • Maddy Summers

    Maddy always had a thing for computers, not just for coding, but for taking them apart and building things. She could have gone to any college, but opted to take a job straight out of high school and learn on the job. Part of that training was strictly …

  • Tyr Anasazi

    Primary Character Motivation : Protection and defense of others, especially the ones he's closely allied with. He'll often want to seek a peaceful resolution to a conflict but is not hesitant to respond to a combat situation readily. Survivor of …

  • Kenny Crowder

    Kenny's Front Pocket List as of real-world 4/28/2018 *Fake?* Pope Lick Monster Lock Ness monster Jersey devil -Squatches- Government -lizard men- Aliens Chupa -ka- -cub- -kob- Goat eatin lizard Mega shark -Giant squid- kraken? Jackalope …

  • Morgan Lindsey

    Morgan always has been and always will be a New Yorker. Born in Manhattan, raised and still living in Brooklyn, she's been surrounded by the chaos of the city her entire life. Her parents were both artists, and were constantly fighting for fair …

  • Meredith Cohn

    Meredith is a 28-year-old freelance journalist who has been trying for years to land a gig with a big newspaper: her dream is to work for the New York Times. She has always been intrigued by political secrets and scandals, and the existence of the …

  • Willard Buss

    Willard Buss grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He did his undergrad at Emory University, Georgia, where he majored in biology and minored in business. After graduation, he was accepted into the medical program at Johns Hopkins and left the university with a …

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