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Charlotte Platt

Charlotte Platt lurks in the woods beside a river and writes horror and speculative fiction.

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Based in the (very) far north of Scotland I write horror and speculative fiction at the top of the map. I enjoy reading a wide variety of work with a particular soft spot for William Gibson, Neil Gaiman and Pablo Neruda. I plan to be posting speculative or horror stories every fortnight, with occasional literary stories sprinkled in. My interests outside of writing are music, walking by the sea and river, dark comedy and pugs.

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Bitter Honey

Published May 20, 2020 · 2,303 words (9 minutes) · 2 likes · 423 views

Horror Science Fiction gore tw: gore heavy weird consipracy genre bend screwy science weird

A lovely dinner with a dangerous dessert, and the aftermath of such endeavors. This is a genre bending mix of weird and some sci-fi elements with a warning for gore.

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Lifted and Shifted

Published May 6, 2020 · 2,774 words (11 minutes) · 447 views

Humor Mystery almost noir dark violence Comedy funny weird crime

Two men and a baby. And a cult. And a brothel. And a knife.

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Beard and Beanie

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Prism Dreams

Published Apr 22, 2020 · 3,925 words (15 minutes) · 421 views

Horror Science Fiction nothing good here bad times in caves caves gory weird vicious

A group of lads go cave diving for a birthday treat. They discover there's more under the water than silt and stones.

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I took this photo by turning my 50mm lens around and holding it up to my camera sensor. I love getting fun macro shots like this, its a fun trick.

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Wounded

Published Apr 8, 2020 · 2,668 words (10 minutes) · 487 views

Classic Literary Fiction literary disability dog

A couple of chaps speaking of an evening. And a dog.

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Smoke

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Unforeseen Fortunes

Published Mar 25, 2020 · 1,521 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 537 views

Horror Humor Strange weird vicious gore fun

A short story about generous donations and the multitude of old ways to tell the future.

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Palm reading with Tarot cards

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Scales of Justice

Published Mar 11, 2020 · 3,060 words (12 minutes) · 480 views

Fantasy Horror tw: assault tw: rape revenge non-explicit mythology scares Murder myth weird

A modern day myth retelling of revenge and power. Heavy horror elements.

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green snake scales

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Claws in the Sand

Published Feb 26, 2020 · 3,367 words (13 minutes) · 479 views

Fantasy Horror Humor weird swearing much swearing army angry Strange threat Murder

A soldier finds that being shot in the head is the least of his problems today. A short story featuring war, bloodshed, swearing at new friends! Also cats.

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Texture photo of a sand dune about 15 minutes before sunset at the Christmas Valley Sand Dunes in the Oregon High Desert.

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Christmas at Aunt Sally's

Published Feb 12, 2020 · 7,038 words (26 minutes) · 561 views

Fantasy Humor Strange food magic urban fantasy violence

A story about festive gatherings, new partners and strange family dynamics.

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Easter dinner time in Armenia

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Actions

Published Jan 29, 2020 · 1,962 words (8 minutes) · 455 views

Fantasy Horror Murder witches blood fire magic djinn violence

A short companion piece of sorts to my previous story "Consequences", Actions is a tale about burning witches and how much trouble that can get you into.

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Trees against purple night sky

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Travel Safe

Published Dec 31, 2019 · 424 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 435 views

Fantasy weird Travel spooky flash short

A little weird short to round the year off with teeth and protection. It's always nice to have bitey friends.

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I was going on my own through forest of Puszcza Knyszynska (Poland) and the forest I walked many times earlier, didn’t resemble the one I used to know. It was covered in heavy fog and covered with snow. I was so deeply involved in admiring and catching the right frames, that I suddenly realized, I don’t know, where I am. This is the magic of forest. :)