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(Flash Fiction) Three: Greed

I had to laugh.  The devil looks exactly like you’d expect him to look.  Perhaps that’s the point. But for me, raised on too many horror movies about yuppie sociopaths, I expected a cross of Patrick Bateman from American Psycho … 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 Five

So, a great victory achieved, I had time to rest back on my laurels. And I’d survived the lunch intact, and as I sobered over time I realized that was a significant fact in itself. Natalie was so grateful I … 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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The Others – Twenty-Three

I suppose this must have been an amazing moment for them. For all I knew neither of them had met another of their kind, even unrecognized, given how difficult it seemed. Beyond this, they might be the only ones of … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty-Two

For a moment I stood, the alien to these two glittering creatures, feeling partly like an ignorant fool and partly like a hero in a myth who had united an ancient king and queen who were separated by a curse. … Continue reading

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