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Found 8 stories and posts tagged 'dark'.

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C. Jai Ferry

"Skeleton Dance" excerpt

Published Mar 8, 2019 · 402 words (2 minutes) · 58 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.

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Joyce Reynolds-Ward

So Sorry About Your Loss

Published Mar 5, 2019 · 1,180 words (5 minutes) · 51 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!"

Antony Gormley did an extraordinary job in creating these sculptures in Lake Ballard Western Australia. Visions of aliens in an alien landscape came to mind.
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KJ Kabza

Nathan and the Amazing TechnoPocket NerdCoat

Published Nov 7, 2018 · 3,065 words (12 minutes) · 157 views

Horror Science Fiction Strange dark absurd

Nathan Pinkwater is a regular at the Green Horse Café, so regular that server Jiao Ming knows all his weird and unpleasant quirks. So when Nathan shows up inexplicably wearing a magic, transdimensional coat, Jiao knows something is Wrong. Where the hell did Nathan get it? Why is he being so coy? And what awful things has Nathan hidden in its infinitely deep pockets?

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KJ Kabza

Castles in the Clouds

Published Jul 3, 2018 · 198 words (1 minute) · 228 views

Fantasy dark flash fiction

When a civilization is built upon war, peace brings the greatest destruction of all.

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Renee Carter Hall

Ashes of Roses

Published Jun 8, 2018 · 495 words (2 minutes) · 244 views

Fantasy fairy tale dark beauty and the beast Love flash fiction

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

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Renee Carter Hall

The Claw in Her Heart

Published Mar 16, 2018 · 3,151 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 186 views

Fantasy portal fantasy dark Family siblings animals contemporary

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?

A little girl walking along a path.
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Renee Carter Hall

How Mother Rabbit Lost Her Name

Published Mar 9, 2018 · 350 words (2 minutes) · 207 views

Horror Satire Strange anthropomorphic dark animals flash fiction

Can elegant clothes and human manners tame the wild within?

Dreamy shot of blackberries from a bowl.
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Renee Carter Hall

Horseman

Published Sep 25, 2017 · 2,817 words (11 minutes) · 307 views

Fantasy Horror dark contemporary

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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