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In Those Days

In those days the children went missing In the cornfields the scarecrows would weep As darker angels rocked the children to their deeper sleep And we would search across the lands Nothing but hope in our trembling hands All the … Continue reading

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Darkness Castle

The tour guide promised a visit to an historic site ‘steeped in blood and mystery.’ They called it the ‘Darkness Castle’. It was abandoned now, and ruined by centuries of weather and the indifferent cruelty of time. Still, that seemed … Continue reading

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Career Advice for the Afterlife

So let’s look at your life resume. What did you excel at, what did you achieve, before you skipped off the mortal coil and found yourself here? They say you were a ruthless salesperson, a money maker through cutting through … Continue reading

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The Nuns of Saint Claire

Beware they said The nuns of Saint Clare Don’t go there they said Never go there For they’ll eat you alive It’s how they survive The terrible nuns of Saint Claire None spared they said The nuns of Saint Claire … Continue reading

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Carousel

This carousel makes you ride forever. It takes you somewhere else. It’s a portal, don’t you see? To a world of infinite games, infinite fun, infinite youth. That’s the sales pitch, anyway. Parents who don’t want their children bring them … Continue reading

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Purgatory

I scream every day in purgatory. No-one hears. I think there are others, standing close to me, but I’m never sure. No-one reaches out, no-one dares touch. We do not understand the potential consequences. No-one explains the rules to us … Continue reading

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If You Knew

If you knew what I knew, she told me, you’d drink too. We found her in an alleyway, down near most of the other homeless. In that she would have been unremarkable, just another drunk, begging for money by day … Continue reading

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Help Me

“These days no-one can just kill anyone anymore,” Jason said with distaste. “They have to make a show of it, something arty and pretentious.” He had a point. I looked at the sign scrawled in blood on the wall: “Help … Continue reading

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Crow Queen

Queen of the crows Wreathed in the forest’s gloomy light Arise at our bidding Arise this night Daughter of darkness Free from the world’s aching embrace Show us your desire Show us your face Bringer of sorrow Doomed to see … Continue reading

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Broken Chair (Horror Flash Fiction)

A desolate house and a single broken child’s chair was all the police found upstairs. The house had been deserted, clearly, for many weeks. The man who lived here was long gone, and only these memories remained. Underneath the house, … Continue reading

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