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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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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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Turning Out Leather

A Twisted Tale by Steve Sibra I awaken and I sleep and I do not know the difference between the two.  In one realm my wife and children have been brutalized and left to die; they have been sewn up, … Continue reading

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Vanity Kills

A Terrible Tale by Tom J Perrin Selfie /’sεlfi’/ Noun     Informal A photograph that one takes of oneself, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam, and shared via Social Media — The familiar click of the camera’s shutter annoyed everyone … Continue reading

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Pearly Grey Eyes

A Horrible Tale by Daniel Lind. You are thirteen summers old with a skip in the step. With no customers inside, I sneak out from my corner shop to catch a glimpse of you walking home from school. Youthful pearly … Continue reading

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Teaching Junior

A Twisted Tale by Alex Maher Big John Miller loved Sundays. That was when young John Miller Junior would come over and hang out in the shed with Ol’ Grandad. Margaret, his wife of fifty-three years, and Phillipa, his daughter, … Continue reading

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Hunger

A Twisted Tale by J Saler Drees When Makar was a baby in a Russian orphanage rats chewed on his face, leaving him for the rest of his life with a crumpled ear, missing nostril and disfigured lips. Growing up, … Continue reading

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The Demon of Madrid

A Dark Tale by John Bryant The waiter nodded toward a solitary, unremarkable man—dark glasses, grey hair cropped close—seated at a table near the farthest edge of the patio. “That is Senor de Ortiz,” he said to the Condesa. “He … Continue reading

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Peaches

A Horrific Story by P.C. Newland In my mind’s eye I’m smoking a cigarette. I’m sitting on a porch swing in rural Georgia, or someplace like it, where sun-ripe peaches sit in rosy rows on whitewashed railings. A place with … Continue reading

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