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Truly Gothic Literature

Daniel Keats was a little known writer when he was alive. Like many aspiring authors he banged away endlessly at his keyboard each day, hoping to write that one novel that would make him famous. But as the rejection slips … Continue reading

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Trafficked

This time they chose the wrong one to traffic. It’s funny how sometimes it’s the most usual of things that bring an operation undone, and this certainly was instant karma, rough justice really. They’d done their usual sweep of the … Continue reading

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Art Show

Davis: I swear to god I warned them. Priest’s art shows were always bizarre and frankly in poor taste if you ask me, but my bosses didn’t care. As long as it sold, and controversy sells, that’s what they say. … Continue reading

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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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Consume

They say never go to where the trees meet in that forest. Where their branches and roots clasp to one another like some silent, waiting web. If you go there, they say, you don’t return. The trees are hungry, they … Continue reading

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The Wild One

They called her ‘the Wild One’. It might have been her red eyes, peering out from the room in which she was held. It might have been the groans and growls she emitted anytime someone passed by. It might have … Continue reading

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Normal

Reggie was never a normal boy, let’s be honest. He was hopeless at school. Bright enough, but never in sync with the other kids. A loner they said, though you could see him sometimes, sitting on his own, gazing at … Continue reading

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The Shrink

“What do you see?” I asked the shrink, just like he’d ask me with all those damned Rorschach tests in his cold clinic rooms. I held up my art, my handiwork. The creativity of it thrills me just to think … Continue reading

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Little Light

She followed the little light into the forest. At first it was a glow into distance, down a pleasant, welcoming track. It beckoned her with a promise of light and warmth, and the night was very cold and very dark, … Continue reading

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Darkness Castle

The tour guide promised a visit to an historic site ‘steeped in blood and mystery.’ They called it the ‘Darkness Castle’. It was abandoned now, and ruined by centuries of weather and the indifferent cruelty of time. Still, that seemed … Continue reading

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