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Special Room

My uncle Wilson lived in a very old house that he’d inherited from his grandfather. Sometimes we’d visit around Christmas time because mother said he was lonely. “He always was, even as a boy” she said with mix of fondness … Continue reading

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Do Not Call Them

Listen children as I tell you a story. The one story you must be told and must believe, and with the one moral you must always follow. And the moral is so important I will say it at the beginning … Continue reading

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They Come Back

If they come back They cannot be denied You be the bridegroom She’ll be the bride You make your vows They’ll never go Tell you such things You’d never know If they come back They take you in their arms … Continue reading

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Train

When I was young my father once took me to see an old train which was kept as a kind of historic relic at the train yard. In those days that sort of trip was exciting, because my father was … Continue reading

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Televised

The revolution was televised in the end, so the song was wrong about that. Songs are often wrong, if you think about it. Probably only so much wisdom you can shoe-horn into three or four verses and a chorus. Anyway … Continue reading

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Scream

I hear you scream still In my fevered dream Cloth cannot dull the tones So harsh that claw within A guilty mind For this is what I find I hear the guttural cry You uttered as you died The shroud … Continue reading

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Apres Le Deluge

How history lies! How many times did they say “the war to end all wars”, only to have another war arise later, and worse, worse still? But wars are funny things. They can leave some places largely inviolate, as though … Continue reading

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The Other Half

She always said she had another half. ‘The other half’ she called it. I thought it was an excuse or a conceit. Anything she did as a child that she shouldn’t do, she’d blame on the other half. As her … Continue reading

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Cemetary

The dead are restless Behind the steel grey gates Left too long Neglected and alone They turn in their graves Finding no comfort or sleep And when they dream It is dark, it is cold It is deep Their ghosts … Continue reading

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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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