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Found 6 stories tagged 'dark'.


C. Jai Ferry

"Skeleton Dance" excerpt

Mar 8, 2019 · 402 words (2 minutes) · 21 views

Horror Literary Fiction dark short story family drama excerpt psychological

"My grandmother wanted to kill me..." So begins a dark and disturbing look into a one young girl’s perseverance in surviving the eccentricities of her grandmother.


Joyce Reynolds-Ward

So Sorry About Your Loss

Mar 5, 2019 · 1,180 words (5 minutes) · 22 views

Horror Science Fiction dark #alien invasion #badbad greeting cards

A rather grim take on greeting cards, inspired by a former colleague's exasperated comment that "there's a greeting card for EVERYTHING these days!"

silhouetto of creature during golden hour

Renee Carter Hall

Ashes of Roses

Jun 8, 2018 · 495 words (2 minutes) · 203 views

Fantasy fairy tale dark beauty and the beast Love

A dark riff on the tale of Beauty and the Beast.

red flower with dew drops

Renee Carter Hall

The Claw in Her Heart

Mar 16, 2018 · 3,151 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 145 views

Fantasy portal fantasy dark Family siblings animals

A brother and sister discover a fantasy world full of magic and delight—but every world has its secrets. Are those talking animals really as friendly as they look?

girl in brown parka jacket walking in forest during daytime

Renee Carter Hall

How Mother Rabbit Lost Her Name

Mar 9, 2018 · 350 words (2 minutes) · 172 views

Horror Satire Strange anthropomorphic dark animals

Can elegant clothes and human manners tame the wild within?

blur raspberries on table

Renee Carter Hall


Sep 25, 2017 · 2,817 words (11 minutes) · 265 views

Fantasy Horror dark

A grieving husband tries to find solace in tending his late wife's mare as she prepares to foal. But the mare—and the man—give birth to something monstrous.

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close-up photo of gray horse's eye