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Black Eyed Children

They called it an urban legend. The legend of the black-eyed children. I read about it online. I watched YouTube videos telling the story. I saw the commentary, the ridicule, and also the open credulity. Black eyed children, like little … Continue reading

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(Flash Fiction) Alien

So long ago, a millennium or more in your time, we evolved. We rose out of the whirlpool of our world to achieve what your Buddhists call the release from attachment. Perfect detachment. Our physical form relaxed and withdrew to … Continue reading

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(Flash Fiction) Predator or Prey

“Ladies and gentlemen, our last exhibit for the night is something special indeed!” The master of ceremonies and chief auctioneer rubbed his hands with glee as the cage was brought out, wheeled by two hefty men for strength was indeed … Continue reading

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The Others – Thirty One

I snorted at Gabriel, incredulous. In the first moment his proposition seemed too ridiculous to take seriously. I guess most insanely evil things do seem that way at first. “What are you suggesting, some sort of Assassins R Us?” Gabriel … Continue reading

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The Others – Thirty

“Isn’t it beautiful?” Gabriel repeats, this time in real-time. I’m speechless. He seems to understand. We all continue to watch the last few shots of the film. “So, there’s our present to you Peter. We’ve got your revenge on the … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty Nine

“We’ve worked out how not to see each other when we don’t want to,” Gabriel is saying down the lens, ‘Just for the dramatic effect of the film, you see. And you’re right, Roger was a cheap bastard. He has … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty Eight

  The first shot is of Gabriel and Natalie waving hello to me, excited like children. They looked about ten years old in that moment, like little demon seeds on acid. But they were beautiful of course and completely irresistible. … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty Seven

  Part of what they propose? “Go on,” I said, because I had nothing else to say at the time. Natalie had rested her head on my shoulder. It was so close to something completely impossible that I wanted anyway … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty Six

“I should begin by explaining something” Gabriel said as he stood before his home entertainment unit, apparently ready to show me this mystery film to which he had referred both in the invitation, and on and off over the first … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty Four

Who’d have thought I’d belong with such as these? If, indeed, I did. “And you Peter?” Gabriel said, once she had finished. We had finished our lunch and were left drinking champagne, feeling a bit light-headed and free, “How did … Continue reading

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