Ville Meriläinen

Ville Meriläinen is a Finnish university student and author of speculative fiction. His short fiction has won the Writers of the Future award, and has appeared or is forthcoming in various venues online and in print, including Pseudopod, Abyss & Apex, and Intergalactic Medicine Show.


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novelette

Ville Meriläinen

The Fox, the Wolf, and the Dove

9637 words (36 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy

Silver cut the dark ahead, lifting weary hearts with a promise of daylight. We well knew that promise was a lie,...

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short story

Ville Meriläinen

A Doll Full of Nails

2925 words (11 minutes) · 1 like

FantasyHorror

1.   "Once upon a time," the doll began, "there lived a god who feared the dark. "He cast a shadow over his...

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short story

Ville Meriläinen

Demon of the Song

5977 words (22 minutes)

FantasyHorror

1.   Siren bit deep into the softness of the child’s belly, the ambrosial flesh and fat below the ribs. Sick f...

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flash fiction

Ville Meriläinen

Prometheus, Mk. 2

977 words (4 minutes)

Science Fiction

We reached another city after weeks of travel. Granite monoliths of the ruined outskirts waited at the end of th...

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flash fiction

Ville Meriläinen

If Zombies Climb Ladders

203 words (1 minute)

Love

It was the end of the world as we knew it, but some things never changed. You were always a hopeless romantic, a...

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short story

Ville Meriläinen

Cataclysm Child

5275 words (20 minutes)

Fantasy

The hammer smashes my daughter's frame, time and time again, bending a malformed skull further out of shape, cra...

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