Category: Flash fiction

I blog dark flash fiction!

Guest Post: Stop Talking- A Short Horror Story

By Alexis Lantgen “You don’t need to pretend or deny anything, Alma. I know the doll’s been talking. I’ve heard her, too.” My little girl’s eyes get big and round, surprised. The wooden body in my hands gives a faint twitch, the kind of thing no one notices unless they know what to look for. ...

Witness- An Excerpt from a Psychological Thriller By Maria Lavender

Taking out the fries and switching off the oven, she opened her mouth to call Detective Williams when suddenly the room went dark.             Frowning, she felt around the counter for her phone. Using the display as a flashlight, she directed it ahead of her body. Damnit, had the power gone out? There hadn’t been ...

Guest Post: What Drives me as a Writer?

Maria Lavender stopped by to tell us why she writes and she also gave us an inside look at her sci-fi novel, Blue Vision. Some say chivalry is dead. I’ve certainly never believed that. It’s why I am still drawn to writing romance, even if the stories land at different ends of the spectrum. However, ...

Happy Holidays

Wow. Where has the time gone? Two years ago, I posted a horror Chrstmas story, Santa. It was one of my earliest works. My (oh my) do I have to say that times do change. I've written so much since then, made some new writing friends, adopted a penname and worked with many editors. I'm ...

Guest Post: Sometimes He Comes to Visit by Alledria Hurt

Hello everyone! This month, the short story will be coming from dark fantasy and horror author, Alledria Hurt. Alledria Hurt is a Savannah, GA based horror enthusiast and writer with an unhealthy penchant for dark roast coffee. She has several novels available on Amazon including Dark King Rising, her debut work in the horror genre. When ...

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Her

I don’t sleep. It’s not that I can’t, it’s just that I won’t. And it’s because of her. The monster that lives in my dreams. The witch from the realm between life and death. At least that’s what she told me during our first time together. A few weeks ago, I’d seen her twice and ...

Home of the Condemned

My mother and I were up late that Saturday watching a host of scary movies and unpacking boxes of clothes and trinkets. It’d only been a few hours since we finished unloading the moving truck so we had our work cut out for us. Though we barely put a dent in the luggage, Dad tapped ...

Sibling Rivalry

Holly cursed as the heavy snowflakes coated her mountain town in a sleek, white layer of ice, forcing her to drive undesirably slow. “I can’t believe you asked Mike what his plans were when his parents were on their deathbeds! You insulted my fiancé and his parents!” Holly snapped. “Well, you had plans. So I thought it ...

Santa

None of the kids in town, or the world, would dream of being coined a trouble maker. That was thanks to the disturbing Christmas folklores our parents told us. These sick fairy tales were passed on from generation to generation, forcing children to believe. And if they didn’t, there wouldn’t be any presents or worse, ...

The First Ride is Free

Cloe owed it to her infant son, Sean, and lackluster boyfriend, John, to pick up a night job. How else would they survive? Certainly, not with her retail job where the pay failed to cover her new expenses. Her prayers were answered by a mobile app which offered her a gig driving strangers around. How ...

Happier Beginnings

Haley saw her fraternal twins, Cole and Calvin, off to prom earlier that evening. She rented them each a luxury sports car while Kevin, her husband, gave them $500 each. Aware that the gifts would be used as ammunition to conduct mischief, she couldn't help but smile. She was proud of them. Each scored academic and sports ...