Tag Archives: horror flash fiction

Waiting

They told her to wait. They were busy they said. She tried to protest that her brother was lost, was missing, and surely this must be important? Wait, they said, we will get to you all in good time. Hours … Continue reading

Posted in Horror Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Watch Out Behind You!

Watch out behind you! Little missy always with your head in a book. That’s what your parents always said, isn’t it? Take a moment to see the world around you. All the drama is out there, and some of it … Continue reading

Posted in Horror Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Headache

One the third day of the headache he was beyond control. He’d had migraines all his life, and he knew what to do about them. He knew what days medication would work, and what ones he’d just have to lie … Continue reading

Posted in Horror Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Horror Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Doll

Lucy loved her little harlequin doll. Her grandmother gave her the doll on her fifth birthday, telling her it was an heirloom and very precious and she was finally old enough to take proper care of it. Lucy solemnly took … Continue reading

Posted in Horror Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Writing

Writing to order these days, he thought. Last week it was comedy, this week horror. Dialling it in. Somewhere along the way he’d lost his spark. When was that? The endless revisions to fit varying tastes? The dumbing down of … Continue reading

Posted in Horror Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Meticulous

I may be a murderer, but I am meticulous. We all have our callings, and this – the slicing and dicing and curing of human meat – is mine. I make it an art work, a vocation. I am careful … Continue reading

Posted in Horror Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Horror Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Frankie

All Frankie ever wanted to be was a clown. My theory is he was a repressed child, and so he didn’t enjoy those younger years and was always trying to get back to them. Being a clown gave him a … Continue reading

Posted in Horror Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Crow Man

The Crow Man came to the village in the spring. While flowers gently, shyly bloomed and the air took on the warmer promise of summer, he brought a different, incongruent chill. Freshly grown grass would wither with his footfall, and … Continue reading

Posted in Horror Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment