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Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Thlush-A-Lum

Published May 29, 2019 · 1,030 words (4 minutes) · 237 views

Horror losing a child childhood Bugs insects coming of age metamorphosis cartilage

Markella’s earliest memories are of the sounds outside her window. At hours when no men moved, rustling branches and shuffling grass woke her. A beating pulse like slower, fleshier helicopter blades banished sleep: thlush-a-lum thlush-a-lum.

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2010 was a boon year for these butterflies in my garden. I had a dozen chrysalis in all manner of morphs at any one time. In this image you can see the new green chrysalis coloration, one that’s about ready to emerge (the clear one), and a butterfly that’s already come out. They will hang for hours and dry their wings and are, in fact, quite fragile.
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Angela Yuriko Smith

The Last Child

Published Apr 20, 2019 · 468 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 161 views

Classic Horror Literary Fiction Mystery Historical death abuse neglect child child neglect childhood Murder

Written for the Women of Horror prompt challenge in February 2019. Read the original at Nina D’Arcangela’s Spreading the Writer’s Word blog here: https://spreadingthewritersword.com/2019/02/27/ladies-of-horror-flash-project-horror-author-angela-yuriko-smith-angelaysmith-sotet_angyal-loh-9/

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Grayson Bray Morris

A Whole Leaf, Dark and Red

Published Jan 16, 2019 · 746 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 216 views

Literary Fiction Magical Realism childhood

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Tim McDaniel

Discards

Published May 11, 2018 · 1,522 words (6 minutes) · 262 views

Fantasy childhood regret Pokemon Guilt Anime

A certain boy who became famous for "training" pocket-monsters has grown up, and now must confront his callous treatment of his pets.

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Wendy Nikel

The Shape-Shifter's Mother

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 1,226 words (5 minutes) · 398 views

Fantasy magic animals bittersweet mother parenting childhood

A woman struggles to raise her child who’s never quite the same two days in a row.

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