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Woe, Babylon Besieged

By Mark Mellon The moon shone full on Babylon that foredoomed night. Thousands of torches burned outside the walls. The Assyrians ringed the city round.  The air rang with shouted commands and battle drums’ thunder as infantry mounted a night … Continue reading

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Stitched Silence

by Lindsey O‘Neill   “What do you want? You have to tell me what you want!” “Why does your mouth look like that?” “What happened to you?” Scars line her lips. Punishment for saying things that she shouldn’t.  “This is what happens … Continue reading

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Silly Henry

by Andrew Openshaw Momentary blackness, followed by a bright flash, then Henry became aware of himself again. His damaged eyes meant he couldn’t focus, but he could make out a faint outline of his surroundings. That was enough; Henry knew … Continue reading

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Regina’s Reactions

By Andy Tu   Click again. Dig a little deeper. You’re scared shitless, you’ll admit that much, but no one ever got anywhere listening to that voice inside their head, telling them to stop when things become difficult. And this … Continue reading

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My Baby isn’t Ready Yet

By Olivia J. Young She had been lying like a bloated question mark for some time, how long I couldn’t say anymore. I counted days in the pooling sludge that had begun to halo around my wife, and our partially … Continue reading

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Night Heat

by Steve Carr It was one of those nights. You know the kind of night I mean. The kind of night where you’re tortured by the heat. The kind of night when you’re alone in a cheap hotel and there’s … Continue reading

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The Man That Wasn’t There

By Armarna Forbes Three sharp knocks banged on Lionel’s bedroom door.  His mother’s muffled voice sounded agitated on the other side.  “Lionel!  You promised you were going to take care of that mess outside yesterday!” Startled, he yelled out a … Continue reading

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The Last Rebirth

By Sandor Kovacs The molecules of its brain get assembled first. The primitive piece of flesh floats inside a skull filled with boiling liquid. Bones lay in perfect order. It cannot feel the heat, though, as the receptors are not … Continue reading

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Ammunition

A Dark Tale by Aaron Hull He was at his desk with his headphones on, watching something loud and hard, so he didn’t hear her come up the stairs. Didn’t hear the click of the safety disengage. Didn’t hear the … Continue reading

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Arachnid Gift

A Morbid Tale by Jessica Marie Baumgartner Old age plagues my body. I am stiff, sensitive, and rotting. I stomp through my own shit to reach my feeding trough. The wood beams creak under the weight of my body and … Continue reading

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