Category Archives: Horror Flash Fiction

Mannequin

At the shop we wait to be fitted. Since the singularity we all look the same at first. All bland, featureless, still, like those old mannequins you see in storybooks of the past. This has its advantages. Also like those … Continue reading

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The End

The end, they say, came with fire and fury. Above us the sky became a golden war field, beautiful and dread. Power beyond understanding, likened only to the gods, but formed from science and with the wicked determination of mankind. … Continue reading

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Baphomet

His father told him of the Templar god. “Many men died for this idol,” he said. “Dignified, heroic, in torture and pain.” “And why would men die for an idol?” he asked, his eyes wide as he gazed at the … Continue reading

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The Bridge

No-one crossed the bridge. No-one. This was well-known. You did not leave our town. Its small, perfect streets and gardens prescribed your life. And you were happy with that, content. Any wish to see more, to understand more, was schooled … Continue reading

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They Only Come Out At Night

Hush, let me tell you a story. Are you snuggled up in bed, with the covers up to your necks, so you are safe, safe from all the hidden terrors of the night? Good, good, for you need to be … Continue reading

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Waiting

I used to see her at night, when I was a child. My bedroom window looked out onto our quiet, suburban street. And I suffered from insomnia often, even as a child. I think I had too much energy, and … Continue reading

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Mommy

Mommy went away. Little doll left all alone, in a household vacated by a family too much in a hurry to see what is left behind. Mommy is gone. Animated plastic thing, with something more within, reaching the window to … Continue reading

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Apres Le Deluge

How history lies! How many times did they say “the war to end all wars”, only to have another war arise later, and worse, worse still? But wars are funny things. They can leave some places largely inviolate, as though … Continue reading

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Mother

So, as I understand it, this particular urban myth goes like this: Johnny was a very studious little boy, fascinated by things historical in particular. He really loved Egyptology, from a very young age. Used to drive his poor mother … Continue reading

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Them

They are dancing again, in the night. It’s them. I’ve got my iPhone with me so I can capture them on film at last, to prove my point. They are there. And all they do. My parents say I am … Continue reading

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