abandoned neighborhood

masterlist of creepy setting ideas
  • a sideshow / freakshow;
  • a ghost town;
  • a convenience store;
  • a big city at 4am;
  • a river neighborhood;
  • an abandoned high school;
  • the last train car;
  • the spot under a big bridge that time doesn’t touch;
  • an airport in the dead of night;
  • a gas station off a turnpike;
  • a supermarket during a snowstorm;
  • an old mansion near a southern swamp;
  • a beach where strange things keep washing ashore;
  • a driveway in suburbia at midnight.
“Traditions” Carl Grimes x Reader

Word Count: 2,742

Carl Grimes x Reader, Maggie and Glenn x Adopted Daughter Reader

Summary: When you and Carl sneak out of Alexandria to “explore”, you find more than you bargained for in an abandoned house.

Warning: Fluff, drug use (marijuana), mentions of sex, implied smut, language, angry parents lol

Originally posted by monasax

“Are we still meeting up tonight?” You ask Carl as you hold Judith, bouncing her up and down on your hip.

“Yeah. We just have to be more careful this time. My dad almost caught me sneaking back in last time.” Carl says, taking Judith from your hands.

You and Carl had been dating ever since you got to Alexandria, and ever since you two got here, you’d sneak out a few times a week to go “exploring” outside of the walls. More often than not, you’d end up just going to the cabin that was a few miles outside of Alexandria to have sex, but occasionally you two actually went exploring around the abandoned neighborhoods. It was sort of a tradition now.

“I’m surprised I haven’t got caught yet. Maggie and Glenn are always up at random hours of the night for god knows why.” You respond. You and your parents were a part of Rick’s group ever since the beginning, but they had gotten killed during the attack of Hershel’s farm. Ever since then, Glenn and Maggie have acted as parents towards you, and you couldn’t be more thankful.

“Probably because they want to wait until you’re asleep to-“

“Ah, stop there.” You put a finger to Carl’s lips, making him laugh. “I don’t want to think about that.”

“If you can’t talk about it, you shouldn’t be having it.” Carl said in a mocking tone, repeating what Maggie had once told the two of you when she had walked in on a rather heated moment.

“Ah, shut up.” You playfully roll your eyes.

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At the very southernmost tip of Illinois, the pancake flat cornfields give way to the rolling, forested hills of the Delta.

Here, at the windy confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, it feels more southern than Midwest when you arrive at the old river port and factory town of Cairo, once made famous in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

But Twain might not recognize Cairo today. In the past three decades, his hometown lost half its population. Alexander County is not only the poorest county in Illinois; it’s also one of the fastest depopulating counties in the United States.

Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved

Photos by Kirk Siegler/NPR


Tacocat got a new sister! Her name is Xiao-mei and she takes no nonsense from anybody! She was abandoned in our neighborhood. Taco wants to be best friends but respects that Xiao-mei is not quite there yet.

Fic: What she had to do

Here’s my post-5x18 fic. I wanted to explore what Felicity was thinking a bit in the episode and why she wasn’t there with Digg when he talked to Oliver. And then of course, I couldn’t leave it at a sad point so I had to add some future spec. :) Read it on Ao3 or below. Enjoy!

What she had to do

Felicity rolled over with a groan. Probably the worst night of sleep she had in a while – and that wasn’t saying much because she hadn’t really slept well since her breakup with Oliver.

It had been almost a year now, and she still missed sleeping in his arms. She couldn’t seem to…settle without him.

Thinking of Oliver gave her a sharp pain in her chest. She closed her eyes again and tried to push the images of him staggering into the bunker yesterday after he was released from Chase’s torture. He couldn’t even look at her. Despite the end of their romantic relationship, they had remained friends and had at least always had eye contact.

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Birthday Ghosts Hunters Extraordinaire - Weevilo707 - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Dave Strider, Karkat Vantas, John Egbert
Additional Tags: Humanstuck, Ghost Hunters, not really - Freeform, just a bunch of kids trying to be, davekat - Freeform, If You Squint - Freeform, Haunted Houses, Pranks

John drags his two best friends to help him find evidence of a ghost in an old abandoned house in their neighborhood.

John is excited, Karkat is terrified, and Dave is sure that this whole thing is extremely stupid.

A super fun commission from @Floralmarsupial. I hope you like it!! 

Here is the lowdown on the history of Elkmont, which has been receiving a lot of attention lately due to a recent online article talking about the “discovery” of a forgotten town in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The picture you see here was taken in the Daisy Town neighborhood in October of 2012.

Elkmont’s history begins sometime around 1908, when the Little River Logging Company operated in what would soon become the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prior to the logging outfit’s presence in Elkmont, this little town was a sleepy farming community high in the mountains. The logging company’s actions drastically changed the landscape of the Smokies. They logged the ancient virgin forests and created vast, clear cut areas. Life in Elkmont was not easy, at least not at first. The economy now revolved around the lumber industry and by this time, a railroad, machine shop, post office, homes, and other buildings were built here. Being a logger was dangerous work and included many risks. Elkmont is also the site of a notorious train wreck that happened in 1909 which involved a logging train manned by engineer Gordon A. “Daddy” Bryson. The train lost control on a downhill grade and it derailed, killing both men. During the 1920s, most of the good timber had been harvested from the Smokies. Since the lumber company could no longer cut quality timber in Elkmont, they decided to move elsewhere in search of more timber. The lumber company soon moved operations to Middle Prong, which is upstream from the former town of Tremont. The railroad was removed and a make shift road was put in its place.

In 1910, Elkmont was also a slowly developing resort town that eventually became known as the “Appalachian Club”. Members of this club built many cabins of different architectural styles along a path which started at the Wonderland Club. Elkmont became a well-known destination for tourists who were making their way through the area and the resort provided a rustic charm and comfort for visitors.

In 1926, Congress passed a law which authorized the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Elkmont had began another era in its history–from being a logging camp to quaint resort town and to National Park property. The property owners at Elkmont were offered long term leases and the Appalachian and the Wonderland Club were taken by the state and were sold for half their value. The long term leases were relinquished in 1952 for 20 year leases, which would allow enough time to bring electricity to Elkmont. The leases were renewed in 1972 and even though some of the buildings were given longer leases, the last of them expired in 2001. In 1994, Elkmont was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

So I basically took what little free time I had this past Friday and Saturday and devoted it entirely to rescuing and harboring an abandoned kitten in my neighborhood. Like, I could have gotten sleep or done laundry but instead I sat in the bushes for like an hour coaxing a kitten to get close until I could catch it, then I kept it overnight in my NO PETS ALLOWED apartment which happens to share a wall with my landlord, fed this little thing all the food I could, and raced around on Saturday taking it to the vet and trying to find a home for it. (My neighbors helped out and they got a friend of a friend to take it in.)

Also I had to attend a PTA meeting at my school in the middle of all that.

So it’s Sunday and I am bushed. But there is one less adorable little kitten out in the bushes crying in hunger and fear, so I’m good. I’m exhausted and sad because I grew up with cats and dogs and I miss snuggling furry friends and I only got that kitten for one night, but she’s happy now. So I’m good.

You can’t throw back all the starfish, but it matters to the ones that you do.


(graphic set) of THE BLOODY CHAMBER AND OTHER STORIES written by angela carter 

The Heidelberg Project is the vision of Tyree Guyton to use the urban reclamation of Detroit’s abandon neighborhoods as an indoor/outdoor museum. Guyton grew up in the Heidelberg neighborhood but left to serve in the armed forces. Upon returning, he was dismayed to find his childhood neighborhood looked like a bomb went off, spawning his idea to turn the street into a new light for the struggling urban center. The works pictured above include the “Dotty-Wotty” house and the “Penny Car”. -Emile

The Sims 4 Expansion Pack Survey:  August 2015

The latest Sims 4 survey is making the rounds (it’s by invitation only, check your email) and this time it includes a short blurb for 11 potential expansion pack themes.  Four of the expansion pack themes (Generations, Vacations, On The Road and Find Love) included a detailed description. 

Of note:  There is no mention of a Pet expansion pack or the popular Town Life (with neighborhood editing tools) option from the October 2014 survey.

Potential themes for future The Sims 4 expansion packs.

Get behind the wheel of different vehicles including cars, trucks, and motorcycles.  Fix up old cars, build a hotrod, or jump on your ride and explore a number of unique tourist destinations.

Detailed description and potential features:

Jump behind the wheel and travel the country with your Sims!  Choose from a wide variety of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and even motorcycles.  Make a living fixing up old cars, or building the perfect hot rod.  Jump on your ride and explore the world by visiting a number of unique tourist destinations.

  • New Vehicles:  Your Sims can now choose from a variety of vehicles to own and drive including cars, trucks, and even motorcycles.
  • Build A Garage:  Build a brand new garage where you can work on your vehicles and display them for all to see.
  • Become A Mechanic:  Fix up, customize, and build new cars with the new Mechanic active career.
  • Visit Tourist Destinations:  Take your ride on the road to visit tourist destinations like the Grand Sims Canyon, the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, or the Secret Mystery Spot.

Send your Sims off to University!  Explore the University campus and decide whether your Sims are going to study to ace their exams or spend their days partying it up.  Sims can also pledge fraternities and sororities and try to become members of these prestigious organizations.

It’s time for your Sims to settle down and start a family! Raise your children from cooing babies into rowdy toddlers, with all the fun and excitement that youngsters bring.  Watch as your children grow into moody pre-teens and help them overcome the trials and tribulations of youth.  Help your family grow and flourish into a dynasty that will last forever.

Detailed description and potential features:

THE SIMS 4 GENERATIONS  (Incomplete description; missing feature descriptions.)

It’s time for your Sims to settle down and start a family! Raise your children from cooing babies into rowdy toddlers, with all the fun and excitement that youngsters bring.  Watch as your children grow into moody pre-teens and help them overcome the trials and tribulations of youth.  Help your family grow and flourish into a dynasty that will last forever.

  • Toddlers:  For the first time in Sims 4, you can experience the joys of …

It’s time to become a reality star!  Join the cast of Sliced n’ Diced to compete against other chefs, Finding Love to become the most desired bachelor/bachelorette, or Runway Takeoff to become a fashion design star.

Turn your Sims into superheroes!  Use powers like mind reading, telekinesis, and teleportation.  Learn new powers at the Super Hero Academy and use them to make the world a better place or terrorize the population.

The apocalypse has struck The Sims 4!  Explore abandoned neighborhoods and rescue survivors, rebuild your town into a thriving community, and fight off zombies to protect your new town.

Take your Sims to school!  Have your child and teen Sims participate in school activities including classes, dances, and student government elections or become a teacher with the new Teacher active career!

It’s time to get internet famous!  Start a band, play pranks on your friends, give Sims stylish makeovers and broadcast it all on SimTube to gain fans and get famous.

Take your Sims on vacation!  Head to Mt. Wright for fun winter getaway with ice skating, sledding, and snowboarding, and mysterious ice caves.  Or head to Isla Cordinada to soak up the sun and build sand castles, surf the waves, and uncover ancient tombs.

Detailed description and potential features:

It’s time to take your Sims on vacation!  Head to one of two new exciting locations with unique activities and weather.  Travel to the peaks of Mt. Wright for some winter fun where you can go ice skating, sledding, snowboarding, and explore the mysterious ice caves.  Or head to Isla Cordinada to soak up the sun, build sand castles, surf the waves, and uncover through the ancient tombs.

  • Summer Vacation:  Experience the best of summer at an island getaway, with sand castles, surfing, and delicious island food and drinks.
  • Winter Getaway:  Enjoy a winter wonderland with a snowy mountain vacation.  Go snowboarding, sledding, make snowmen, or hit the lake for some ice skating!
  • Explore Ancient Locations:  Explore ancient tombs in the jungle, or beautiful ice caves in the … avoiding deadly traps and yetis..
  • Winter & Summer Seasons:  Bring the weather home with you.  Experience the warm days of summer or magical snowfall in your home town!

Find true love in the Sims 4!  Meet your date on SimMatch, take your date to romantic getaway spots, build up your romantic reputation, and have the wedding of your dreams!

Love is in the air in The Sims 4!  Find your Sim’s soulmate with the new dating app SimMatch, then head to one of the new romantic getaway spots for the perfect date.  Build your romantic reputation as a loyal companion or the town heartbreaker, and enjoy the ultimate wedding celebration, complete with bachelor & bachelorette parties and exclusive food and decor.

  • SimMatch Dating App:  Help your Sims find their soulmate or a fun fling for the night with the new SimMatch app. Pick out the perfect selfie, fill out their profile, and decide how honest your Sims want to be.
  • Romantic Getaway Locations:  Take your Sims out for the perfect date at one of the new romantic getaway locations including a cozy bed and breakfast or the swanky eco-lounge.
  • Romantic Reputation:  Build up your romantic reputation as you go out on dates with different Sims.  Will you be known as a loyal companion or the town hearkbreaker?  Your reputation will determine how Sims in the world react to you and earn you unique romance rewards.
  • Ultimate Wedding:  Live out your Sims’ wedding fantasies and have the ultimate bachelor or bachelorette party, select and customize the perfect wedding party, and spruce things up with exclusive wedding food and decor.

Move into a bustling, modern city!  Live in new apartments and penthouses, eat at food carts and shop at street markets, and immerse your Sims in the different cultures of the city by exploring the many diverse neighborhoods.

Source:  gurlgamer

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"It kills me to see you with her" is the best story I've read in a while. I love it so much!!!!😘😍 Will there be a part 2?

“It kills me to see you with her”Pt.2 -Nate Maloley

I drove away with tears streaming down my face. You saw a familiar jeep following you, Nate. You drove through neighborhoods and abandoned street trying to loose them. Nate didn’t loose you, if anything he got closer. You finally got to your apartment,and ran up the stairs. The jeep parked and out jumped Nate. You grabbed you keys from your purse and tried to find your house key. “Baby, wait let me talk to you”,Nate shouted running up the stairs. You finally opened the door and got inside before they could reach you. You slid down the door and continued to cry “Baby, c’mon open the door. Let me explain”,Nate said beating on the door. “(y/n),open the door please”,Nate said. “Please open the door babygirl”,Nate said. “I can hear you crying, at least let me hold you”,Nate said again. 

Originally posted by flame0120

You cried harder and harder. “(y/n) I have my key, i’m coming in”,Nate said. You got up from the and went to you bedroom. You went to the bathroom and wiped your tears. You heard the lock turn and footsteps coming to the back of the apartment. “Baby”,Nate breathed out. “Nate, don’t fucking touch me”,you said backing up. “I just wanna be with you, I love you”,Nate said. “You broke me, you left and didn’t give me a reason Nate!”,you screamed. “You were dating her, while you were with me! You proposed to her and got her pregnant. You didn’t even say goodbye”,you said wiping your tears. “I’ll call of the engagement and be with you again, I love you”,Nate said. “No, no you don’t if you loved me, you wouldn’t have hurt me. I’m not going to be that girl that breaks a relationship. She loves you Nate, just like me. And i’m so fucking stupid because I can’t get over you. I haven’t gone on a date, I haven’t slept with anyone. And you know why, because I’m still in love with you”,you said pushing his chest back. 

Originally posted by ohgiulianne

“If you love me, then be with me. I miss you”,Nate said. “I can’t, I can’t, you need to leave. Go to ingrid and love her and don’t let her go. She’ll make a beautiful bride”,you said smiling at him with tearing falling from your eyes. “Baby, I don’t have to marry her”,Nate said caressing your cheek. “Yes, yes you do. You’re going to make her happy. Do it for me Nate, marry her and I’’ll finally move on”,you said kissing his hand. 

Originally posted by heckyeahreactiongifs

“No, no I can’t let you go. Not again baby”,Nate said kissing you. You kissed back but you pushed him off you. “Stop it Nate, we’re done now get out”,you said holding back more tears. “I will always love you more and more each day remember that. You’ll always be my babygirl”,Nate said kissing the top of your head. “I love you baby, forever and always”,Nate said wiping his cheek and leaving the apartment.

2 months later

You not entirely over Nate, but you’re getting there. You miss him, a lot actually. But you’ve learned it was for the better. You always made sure everyone in your life was happy before yourself. You were on your way to work, but first a coffee would wake you up. You walked into the local coffee shop right by your office. While in line you looked around the store until someone caught your eye. It was Ingrid, with another man. You didn’t think anything of it, although you were nosey to know who it was. You were causally listening to their convo while standing in line. “Look, the whole fake pregnancy thing work. He was going to break the engagement for the stupid little ex of his but anymore. All I have to do is get married, fake a miscarriage, and take all his money in the divorce”,she said to the guy. You got out your phone and recorded all that audio and saved it. She then kissed him and slid the finger back on her finger and walked out. You were shocked and mad at the same time. You then called Johnson and told him everything. You then called Nate and invited him over.

Originally posted by konstantlyky

“Hey Nate, why don’t you come in”,you said softly. “Hey, what’s up?”,He asked. Then Johnson and Sammy showed up and you played him the audio clip. He stood up and walked outside yelling and cursing. You walked down the stairs and stood near him. When he looked at you, you immediately hugged him and didn’t let go. “I wanted to be a dad so bad”,He cried. For as much as he didn’t want to marry her, I think he really wanted to be a father. “Now I know what you went through, all this heart break. I’m sorry baby”,Nate said crying into my sweater. “I-I gotta go and call off the wedding”,he said. “Oh wait I forgot something”,he said turning around. He then abruptly kissed you and you felt fireworks. “I love you and I’m gonna fight for your love”,he said kissing your cheek and getting into his jeep.

Originally posted by sensualkisses