Tag Archives: Horror

New Skin

In the early years of the Revolution, the appearance of human facial skin became an abomination in the eyes of the AI gods. Every person who walked the earth was required to cover their skin at all times, save for … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Amourex de la mort

You are in thrall to darkness Amourex de la mort Your skull but an entry A terrible door You yearn for submission To death’s ancient lore Your life is but forfeit Its worth you ignore You long for oblivion Its … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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