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Friday flash fiction – Some Knowledge of Eldritch Matters

Mavis Grimshaw expected her preoccupations in retirement to include catching up on her reading, visiting with her nieces and the odd spot of gardening, but of what account are zucchini crops, afternoon teas and cosy mysteries when chthonian horrors are … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Reptoid Aftermath

How did I end up here? Tell you what, pinkface. You catch me some of those rats over there, I’ll let you in on the deal. Make it snappy. I’m not much of a storyteller when I’m hungry. Cough. Cough. … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Second Time Around

Three months after the breakup, Toby Virtue came across the record player in the electronics shelf of the Second Time Around shop for “pre-loved and sustainably obsolete artefacts”. He was getting back into vinyl, and his experiments with the beautiful … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Over Chosen

When Ophelia Vernon’s latest absence eventually exhausted her manager’s patience for bleeding money into studio hire fees, he sent Gina the keyboardist to look for her. Though new to the band and younger than the rest, she was sharp enough … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Nightfall Will Be Coming Soon

The first sign is the face burned into Hector Munoz’s morning toast. He thinks of Jesus and crosses himself, but the scorched face doesn’t look like the statue on his mother’s mantle. It doesn’t even look like a brown Jew … Continue reading

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