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Fairy Tale (Horror Flash Fiction)

Once upon a time there was a wicked magician who became obsessed with a young local girl. She was unimpressed with his tricks and fancies and loved another simple boy, and the wicked magician was furious. He determined if he … Continue reading

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Flash fiction – Devil

The devil lives here. All the older inhabitants of our little town say so. They say on winter nights you might catch his shadow in the moonlight as he stands at his window, looking out. Many years ago, they say, … 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) Rock Star

Davy was a rock star. Before he reached such illustrious heights he was just David, a friendly, kind of handsome lad who never really knew his own good looks or casual charm. He had an insecurity which drove him, I … Continue reading

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Dark Water

I knew a magician once. Not the kind that performs sleight of hand on stage, or hypnotises the gullible. The real thing, a magician who practised ritual and who believed, to his essential core, in the ultimate strangeness of the … Continue reading

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(Flash Fiction) Doll

Beware the doll. It looks so simple, so innocent, and it’s very, very old. Passed down they say throughout the generations, mother to daughter, a heart line and bloodline of mystery. It belongs to an older age, a time when … Continue reading

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The Mystic (Horror Flash Fiction)

The mystic brushes the leaves and dirt carefully, in a simple, meditative circular motion. In this as in all things he is precise, deliberate and on the brink of peace. The morning is only just breathing, the light of a … Continue reading

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(Flash Fiction) Blackbird

The blackbird came rarely, and when it came, it brought death in its wake. No-one knew why. It was just a bird, and acted no differently to its feathered kin. But time and again this one returned, and every time, … 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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Pieces of Me

Pieces of me Take such pieces of me Blood from my veins Flesh from my limbs Hair from my scalp Take it all now Ghostly hands will have Their due Pieces of me Consume such pieces of me All that … Continue reading

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