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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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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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Forsaken

After the war all signs of vibrancy were gone. We went, my friend and I, to the old mall where once we’d spent many a lazy, pointless morning. It had been a tribal rite of sorts, the meetings in the … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Wall

She would appear on full moon nights. Only in that one room, up in the attic, and only then. He only saw her because, on such glorious light soaked evenings, he wanted to be at the top of the house, … Continue reading

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Masks

She grew used to the masks, but she knew she should not. The avatars they were given were faceless. That was part of the design, they said, so you could more easily choose how to look. “You are not constrained … Continue reading

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Dilemma

On the in between plain Edward faced his dilemma. His calculations had been precise enough to bring him here, but here wasn’t what he expected. Though, if he were honest, he hadn’t really known what to expect. Time travel hadn’t … Continue reading

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