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Friday flash fiction – All of Us are Haunted

Everyone has ghosts. All of us are haunted. Everyone has demons. Our secrets wait to strike. Everyone’s a vampire. Our desires destroy the ones we love. Everyone’s a werewolf. We all have that other side. – All of Us are … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – The Regrettable Houseguest

After an exhausting day of interviewing witnesses and filing reports, Constable Polyhymnia Shore signed off and decided a visit to her Aunt Mavis was in order. Conscious of the unsociable hour, she came bearing gifts: a copy of the latest … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Seven Devils for Jessica Rose

Jessie’s first devil looked like her mother’s ceramic cat. It yawned and stretched on its kitchen shelf, its ginger belly stuffed with the batch of chocolate cookie Mama baked fresh just an hour ago. “Don’t you go crushing Mama’s cookies … Continue reading

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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 – Aeolian Wine

When the storm turned back toward the coast, Nick Hallam fled inland, and the storm followed. He raced ahead of it, up into the ranges, his station wagon packed to the brim with emergency supplies, a change of clothes and, … Continue reading

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