Tag Archives: darkness

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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Blue Roses (Horror Flash Fiction)

He held the blue roses in his hand, petals falling with each moment he gazed from the castle window to the barren, winter land below. Only the harshest flowers survived here, though the woodlands were indeed lush. Blue roses, he … Continue reading

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Old City (Horror Flash Fiction)

Any alchemist will tell you that it is in the oldest cities that all the power and wisdom of the ancients lies. Down copperstone streets that run like the arteries of the cosmic body or in buildings that rise like … Continue reading

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Nasty Boy (Horror Flash Fiction)

Wilson was a nasty little boy. I always knew it. I was about five years older than him, and he was my neighbour. He looked like a little angel. Shock of pure blonde hair on the whitest of skin, a … Continue reading

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Ritual Escapade (Horror Flash Fiction)

Welcome to the escapade! The ritual escapade! We dance in the forest, an ancient dance, to draw down the spirits of old. The gods that were lost when Christianity spread its angel wings across the land. We did not forget. … Continue reading

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Park Bench (Horror Flash Fiction)

“The young girl was last seen sitting on the park bench on the outskirts of town. You know, that one where the bus to Portland makes its first pick up on its journey?” “Yes. Seen by our resident travelling salesman … Continue reading

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Butterfly Girl (Horror Flash Fiction)

I cannot tell you what it is to be a butterfly girl. My lips are closed when words might be spoken and only open at their command for other services. My eyes shut more often than they allow in light, … Continue reading

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Hever House

Hever House burned on April 3rd 1928. No-one ever knew what started the conflagration, be it accident of intent. My family, being its owners down a long and dark ancestral line, had some reason for regret at its loss. To … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction – The Baths

After the pain they would bathe you. After the torture there was usually blood, or bruised skin and aching muscles. With some little kindness, sometimes they used epsom salts in the baths. You would sink into them, ignoring the dirt … Continue reading

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