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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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Raven

In those days the raven was her friend. It would alight her windowsill in the earliest hours of the morning, sentinel to watch over her. Life was hard,and she needed a protector, and it seems to find her and follow … 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) Thirty Three

On his thirty-third birthday the party was a ritual. He had been preparing for this most of his young life, so he was neither dismayed nor nervous.  He had been groomed for the moment, and had studied all the texts … Continue reading

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The Flavour of Spite – Two

In my first decade I lived in America, not the cold and ancient climes of London as I do now. My mother, Imogen’s sister Gwen, married a man named Ross who Imogen dismissively termed a ‘liberal’ as though in that … Continue reading

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