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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Out of the Mist

They came out of the mist when they came. Technically, the mist came first. The first mystery, the mist. falling on our little town one morning, one bright, bright summer morning when mist is incongruous and just should not be. … Continue reading

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Last photo

This was the last photo taken of them before they disappeared. They had just been married, and the reception was in full swing, and they’d gone outside for a moment in the peaceful night together. Their photographer came out with … Continue reading

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Ever Upwards

We called her ‘ever upwards’. She didn’t frighten us, and perhaps she should have, but when we first saw her we were about her age. Thing is, we were eleven or so years old then, and now we’re adults, but … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Children

They called it an urban legend. The legend of the black-eyed children. I read about it online. I watched YouTube videos telling the story. I saw the commentary, the ridicule, and also the open credulity. Black eyed children, like little … Continue reading

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Railway tracks

She was seen first after the great railway crash of ’59. They called her the ‘ghost of the railway tracks’. No-one knew if she was one of the victims of that crash, though we all suspected it. But which of … Continue reading

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