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God’s Face

On his sixteenth birthday they took him to the special church. There, they said, he would undergo the trials and the tortures that would cleanse him, redeem him and make him worthy. Worthy to look upon it, to see it, … Continue reading

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Butterfly

Your chrysalis becomes you Little would be butterfly Entrapment as transition To live you first must die And you will know the truth By and by You struggle in the confines Such impatience butterfly! You argue with your betters You’re … Continue reading

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Baphomet

His father told him of the Templar god. “Many men died for this idol,” he said. “Dignified, heroic, in torture and pain.” “And why would men die for an idol?” he asked, his eyes wide as he gazed at the … Continue reading

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Blood Bride

Pale Beauty The Blood Bride Solemn vows All the fear Held deep inside Waiting patient Wedding bells Softly ring Taking her Down to hell Sacrifice Every year One will fall At your feet Trembling here Pale beauty The Blood Bride … Continue reading

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My Friend

My friend I have been very studious. You think me but a child perhaps but I am older than old. I’ve been watching mommy and daddy at their work. They think I do not see, that I lie quiet in … Continue reading

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The Owl (Horror Flash Fiction)

When the owl comes one of the children must disappear. All the townsfolk know this, and guard their children close every night in case the mystical sound of the owl calling, hooting as it descends, should reach their vulnerable ears. … Continue reading

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Old City (Horror Flash Fiction)

Any alchemist will tell you that it is in the oldest cities that all the power and wisdom of the ancients lies. Down copperstone streets that run like the arteries of the cosmic body or in buildings that rise like … Continue reading

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Possession (Horror Flash Fiction)

The priest was weary. Three days and nights this had continued with little respite. The room held an all pervasive stench, and the dark glimmer in the girl’s eyes haunted him even when her eyelids were shut. Crash! Old furniture … Continue reading

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Ritual Escapade (Horror Flash Fiction)

Welcome to the escapade! The ritual escapade! We dance in the forest, an ancient dance, to draw down the spirits of old. The gods that were lost when Christianity spread its angel wings across the land. We did not forget. … Continue reading

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Butterfly Girl (Horror Flash Fiction)

I cannot tell you what it is to be a butterfly girl. My lips are closed when words might be spoken and only open at their command for other services. My eyes shut more often than they allow in light, … Continue reading

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