Sunday, October 13, 2013

Story of the Night - October 13, 2013

It's come to my attention that some folks may eventually get here without hitting NoSleep first.  In an effort to help newcomers, NoSleep is a forum on Reddit (called a subreddit by the community).  It is a place for users to post horror stories, with some limitations.  The key for NoSleep is "Everything is true here, even if it's not."  Basically, the moderators and community do not allow debunking and proof requests in responses to stories.  The other thing that rule affects, though not as strictly as the prohibition of proof requests, is that stories must not be so far-fetched that they could not possibly be true.  You won't find any zombie apocalypse stories on NoSleep.

The mods put it pretty well in the NoSleep sidebar:

About the "Everything is True" rule:
r/nosleep is a place for you to go and read campfire-style scary stories written by fellow redditors. Stories should be believable, but realistic fiction is permitted. Readers are to assume everything is true and treat it as such as far as commenting is concerned. These stories are here for your entertainment. If a story is too unbelievable, please report it for mod review.

So, with that taken care of, on to the story of the night.

This is the kind of story that keeps me coming back to NoSleep.  Author Nomdepluum provided the community with the story Lapse.  It is difficult for me to even describe this story without giving something away, but I will go so far as to say a reading of this story could replace drug education presentations in schools.

That's it for tonight.  Once again, if you have any questions or suggestions please let me know at  I'm thinking about doing an additional feature story periodically from NoSleep's illustrious past so that the new folks can catch up on all the great stories that have come through the forum.

Thanks for coming by, see you tomorrow, and sleep tight.

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