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RESTLESS STEED by Kyle Newton

Kind stranger, come this way, enter my home, for you must take heed. Continue this road tonight, and I fear you shall cross, the Restless Steed. Allow me to hang-up your coat—your hat as well, and a century’s old story … Continue reading

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THE BATHROOM by Alice Winsbury

Below your feet and below the pavement run the sewers. A putrid place filled with the rotting smell of human waste that runs in rivers of black. It is an unimaginable scene where no sane human would seek refuge. However, … Continue reading

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SHE BECKONED by Kyle Newton

I awoke to my wife calling to me from down the hallway. As I sat up, slender fingers held me back. It was her. A tremble in her hand grew. Wide eyes stared into the hallway. That’s when I heard … Continue reading

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MISTRUST OF MY MISTRESS by Bosley Gravel

My mistress seamstress stretches skin across the spindles of her womb. She darns the wounds of loneliness with spools of thick black thread. Now hidden in a darkened paradise, embroiled with Death’s perfume, I fear my mistress seamstress, so tired … Continue reading

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TIME TRAVEL: A FRESH APPROACH by Harris Tobias

When time travel finally happened, it wasn’t at all what anyone expected. For the last century or so science had been looking to physics for a way to travel through time. The warping of space time was thought to be … Continue reading

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CHILLING INFANCY by Kyle Newton

I came home today to find my infant had, somehow, found her way into the living room. Having not seen her for years, I’m lead to wonder, who else knew where I buried her? § Growing up in New England, … Continue reading

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THE ILLITERACY OF HORROR by Joseph J. Patchen

I am always amazed at the cruelty of editors; at the surgical precision at which they can destroy a perfectly crafted work. I am also always amazed at their contempt for writers, particularly young and new scribes as well as … Continue reading

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WINDY by Harris Tobias

The wind is shaking down the trees It is a mugging plain and simple The outraged trees wave wildly for help But no one comes to aid them On the ground the leaves fly in circles Like Keystone cops Not … Continue reading

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AN OBSCURE SNARL by Kyle Newton

I enter my home, and there it is, Glimmering lights reflecting in its irises. Fur like blackened silk, A panting tongue of drool and ilk. White teeth: sharp and long, It truly makes me wish I owned a dog § … Continue reading

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VIRGINS ARE … by Anahita Ayasoufi

Virgins are delicate Virgins are apt for gods. The song kept repeating in the virgin’s blossom-decorated, if blind-folded, head, even after the accompanying party stopped singing it and left her by herself in the maze. No, she was not by … Continue reading

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