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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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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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Movie Mayhem

He had a reputation for taking his films to the very edge. Love scenes verged on pornography, death scenes verged on snuff and psychological horror famously drove various studio unfortunates completely mad. Darious King ensured, like his name, he was … Continue reading

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The Bridge

No-one crossed the bridge. No-one. This was well-known. You did not leave our town. Its small, perfect streets and gardens prescribed your life. And you were happy with that, content. Any wish to see more, to understand more, was schooled … Continue reading

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