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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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Birthday Choice (Horror Flash Fiction)

She knew her father was different to other fathers. He was far more clever, and some say he had magic in his soul. And she was not like other little girls, she knew that too. How could she be, with … Continue reading

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(Flash Fiction) Five: Wrath

In hell they rage.  They wake in torment and they scream to the unhearing universe. In hell every slight, every scornful look, every trick played upon them is etched large and dark.  Hell is not fire, hell is not external … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Eighteen

So David commenced a life on the high wire, a balancing act of comic book proportions. One the one hand, he followed Andrew’s lead and his suggestions and allowed him to fashion for him a program for success. Andrew definitely … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Thirteen

David felt disappointment collapse in his chest, a trickling that turned quickly to what felt like a gushing of blood in his chest cavity. It was physical, this reaction, it was sickening. Could she be persuaded to see someone else? … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Eight

It was also about time to go behind the makeshift curtain because the first couple of acts had almost finished – each, David thought with a sense of self-gratification, ignored by Andrew. Perhaps it was his night after all, in … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Five

David loved it. They met in chat rooms when no-one else was around and talked about her exploits. She managed over a few weeks to break down some of the allegiances of months or years. She set one against the … Continue reading

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Animation – Fourteen

  Eventually I had to know. I now understood god and his wish for man to have free will in a manner I had previously not apprehended. Love is not love if it is coerced or forced. You must choose … Continue reading

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Animation – Thirteen

Weeks passed, my heart trembling in his presence as though on the edge of a precipice. Was it wrong of me to read between the lines of his words, his gestures, to something more personal, more sweet, more tender? How … Continue reading

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Animation – Eleven

We meet as I have painted it. I have emerged like a butterfly from an interminable chrysalis, out on the streets, and we literally bump into each other as he rushes down the pathway oblivious to my approach. It seems … Continue reading

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