Category Archives: Horror Flash Fiction

Identity

I’ve heard that in ancient times identity counted for something. Drones in the hive sometimes speak of it, the concept of individual thought or action, not aligned to the collective goal. It sounds a quaint concept at times, like an … Continue reading

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Magic

Do you believe in magic? My mother did. I think she practised it. She never admitted as such, but I knew about her books. She kept them with candles and incense and other things I didn’t recognise – and probably … Continue reading

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Train

When I was young my father once took me to see an old train which was kept as a kind of historic relic at the train yard. In those days that sort of trip was exciting, because my father was … Continue reading

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Televised

The revolution was televised in the end, so the song was wrong about that. Songs are often wrong, if you think about it. Probably only so much wisdom you can shoe-horn into three or four verses and a chorus. Anyway … Continue reading

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Old Sparky

Old Sparky’s been waiting for you, yes he has! He’s patient you know. Over time he always gets his food. There’s no escape. Though I wager you are trying still. All the money ran out for fancy lawyers, and now … Continue reading

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Hands

After the deluge all I could remember were those last moments, and the hands. The hands reaching out from the multitudes falling, grasping, hurtling into the other place, the void. They opened that first portal despite all the warnings. Curiosity … Continue reading

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They’re Here

“They’re here mom” “What’s that dear? Look at the canyon, how grand it is! And the valley below! Stop fidgeting!” “But no mom, they’re here!” “My skirt wasn’t made for you to pull apart son! Can’t you just take in … Continue reading

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Climbing

I’m climbing beloved, answering your call. In the atmosphere so thick, so star strewn, so vast, I climb. Up the spiral staircase I ascend, answering your call. Am I going up or down, I wonder, for which is which in … Continue reading

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God’s Face

On his sixteenth birthday they took him to the special church. There, they said, he would undergo the trials and the tortures that would cleanse him, redeem him and make him worthy. Worthy to look upon it, to see it, … Continue reading

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Possessed

She did not know she was possessed for the longest time. No-one did. She didn’t act like someone possessed. Not like in the movies anyway. She didn’t talk in other languages or curse people. She didn’t writhe on a dirty … Continue reading

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