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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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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The Itch and the Worm (flash fiction)

Here’s a piece of humor flash fiction about an annoying itch that leads to something truly bizarre. It’s about 715 words and has an estimated reading time of 3 minutes. Let me know what you think!

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Even Death May Die (flash fiction)

Here’s a piece of horror flash fiction inspired by the tales and mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. It’s about 600 words and has an estimated reading time of 2 and a half minutes. Let me know what you think!

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Masks (flash fiction)

Everyone wore masks this particular day, some sparkled, and some were dull and gray. But there was one man who went maskless – this man I saw on the street corner. His face was normal as could be: a thin nose, bushy eyebrows, full lips, and ruddy, plump cheeks.

He stood there, beckoning me to come forward amid the masked people walking to and fro. “Did you know,” he started, “that I wear a mask, as well?”

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4 Creepy Books to Get you Ready for Halloween

Halloween is perhaps my favorite holiday. Really, I love all the fall and winter holidays. But Halloween? What’s not to like? Horror movies, marathon readings of Edgar Allan Poe, perhaps a little Lovecraft.

I compiled a shortlist of my favorite creepy books that are perfect for this time of year. Some of them fall within the umbrella term of “weird fiction.” Others are classic ghost stories that I highly suggest you check out if you haven’t read already. And yeah, they’re all old books – like, really old.

Here’s my list:

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