Hell House (flash fiction)

Here’s a piece of weird, horror flash fiction about a missing cat and a scary part of town. It’s about 770 words and has an estimated reading time of 3 minutes. Let me know what you think!

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Some Twitter Microfictions

I’ve been more active on Twitter lately, and I wanted to share some of the very short stories I’ve written on there. Twitter is fun, annoying sometimes, but mostly fun. As long as I don’t get sucked into the drama and political chaos of it. I use it to post my journalism from work, too.

I noticed many people writing short little fictions within the character limits of the platform, so I’ve tried my hand at it, as well. Most of them are decidedly dark and of the horror genre. Enjoy!

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Killer Ugly – A Horror Flash Fiction story (Part 3 – Finale)

Here’s a piece of experimental horror flash fiction about descending into madness and being isolated from the human community. This is the third and final part is about 300 words and has an estimated reading time of a bit over 1 minute. Let me know what you think!

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Killer Ugly – A Horror Flash Fiction story (Part 2)

Here’s a piece of experimental horror flash fiction about descending into madness and being isolated from the human community. This second part is about 475 words and has an estimated reading time of 2 minutes. Let me know what you think!

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Killer Ugly – A Horror Flash Fiction story (Part 1)

Here’s a piece of experimental horror flash fiction about descending into madness and being isolated from the human community. This first part is about 500 words and has an estimated reading time of 2 minutes. Let me know what you think!

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A Distrustful Citizen (microfiction)

The first thing I feel is the strange taste in my mouth. My mouth is dry, the taste is metallic like I have a mouthful of gold teeth. It feels like it’s bleeding. The room is completely dark; I can’t see anything. A humming noise rings in my left ear. I can’t move; I’m strapped down. But to what? I try to move my arms and legs to no avail. Even my head feels like it’s strapped down. The room smells musty and damp. I hear someone coughing, maybe in the room next to me.

“Hello?”

No one answers. I struggle to break free, but I’m strapped in tight. The ceiling must be leaking, I hear drip-drip-dripping. What the hell is going on?

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Aunt Gloria’s Gift (microfiction)

The gift comes in a pretty box with a red bow. A knock at the door, but there’s no one there when I open it. Instead, there’s a note that says, “With love, from Aunt Gloria.” Aunt Gloria has been dead for five years. It is windy and cold outside, the last gasp of a brutal winter. The slushed snow on the sidewalk is gray and black, disgusting remnants of a storm a week ago. I keep hearing whispers. I’m not sure if they’re in my head or in the house. I can’t make out the words.

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Nightmare Within the Nightmare (microfiction)

Along the river, the dream skyline beckons to me. Awash in frosted colors of winter, a mixture of cool blues, greens, and yellows, each light is a thousand people burning and dying away. Those high skyscrapers and towers shooting from cold, neon concrete, and those burning people screaming in agony in unison, is the perfect nightmare chorus for this evening.

The river water reflects the shades of my character flaws. A little bit of gluttony, lust, pride, and other deadly sins, a watery grave to put them in. I’m approaching the harbor with my doppelgänger, a slightly deformed version of myself; the eyes are too sunken, the teeth too sharp, and the appetite too large.

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Hush, Little Baby (flash fiction)

Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop reading and writing creepy fiction! Here’s a piece of horror flash fiction about a child screaming in the woods and a scary encounter. It’s about 630 words and has an estimated reading time of 2 and half minutes. Let me know what you think!

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