Godan Blood Harmony by Garret Schuelke (Part One)

Pain shot through Gareth’s face. He screamed, turned to the side, and covered his cheek. “You really have been pounding the bottle hard,” he heard someone above him say. He heard some slurping. “I could probably get drunk on your blood.” Gareth pulled his hand away. In the moonlight, he saw blood cover his palm….

LITTLE PRETTY DEATHS BY LARAMORE BLACK

Whiskey is the only sweetener for the coffee in the kitchen. A drink of the person with nerves returning from an edge, but not quite ready to be absorbed by sleep. They think back to earlier in the evening, about how the shadows switched places with the light repeatedly. As if there were no measurable…

DUST TO DUST BY MARK SLADE

  Here’s a story for you. This was about eight or nine years ago, just when I first bought the building which has become my shop/office/place of residency. Francis and her friend Jan came in my shop by accident. There was a pale blue box sitting on the counter by an old book of Virginia…

The Collared Kitten By Robert Alexander And Gabriella McCarthy

Synopsis   Crystal a twenty something escapee from a section arrives in London and is taken in by The Collared Kitten – a prestige club for discerning and a secret clientele. Picked by Robert Alexander to be his particular Kitten – over the space of 48 hours her life goes from penury to luxury. Both…

Recommended Read: Isidora’s Pawn by Erik Hofstatter

  ‘Orrin is desperate to escape life’s crushing banalities. Enter Dores, a charismatic Spanish librarian he befriends on Instagram. With a gratuitous job offer on the cards, he travels to León and begins a night shift in a place where the broken and weary congregate in healing silence. The medieval library is painted with images…

Drabble: Swamplands by Paul D. Brazill

Elvis awoke in a cold, dank sweat, hungover from bourbon and bad dreams. The nightmares had consisted of him being hunted through a swamp by the murderous spectre of Jesse, his stillborn twin. His pounding heartbeat seemed to echo through the mansion. He stumbled into the bathroom, splashed cold water on his face and looked…

Fiction: Carcass by Paul D. Brazill

Ava drove her battered, old Ford Escort to the edge of the forest and parked beneath a pine tree. As she sat and watched the autumn rain batter the windscreen, she listened to the Siouxsie and The Banshees CD that Martin had given her for her birthday. It was a copy of a bootleg LP…

Fiction: Inside Pandora’s Box by Jesse Rawlins

Pandora didn’t say a word; but of course she didn’t have to. Her fathomless eyes spoke volumes, and calmed his burdened-mind. The cancer that ravished her body had changed so many things. Yet the taloned-beast had failed to mutilate their love. Chemo had claimed her hair; but he found her wig exotic, black waves tonight…

Fiction: A Secret Place Written by SamHaiNe Spoken by Theo Copeland

Written by SamHaiNe Spoken by Theo Copeland aka The Broke MC  Recorded 10/2018″A Secret Place” was originally written in 2014 Winner of a best written flash fiction award by Chamberton Publishing. ChambertonPublishing P.O. Box 82432 Bakersfield, CA 93380 USA credits released October 31, 2018 “NATURAL CITY” the new album from Hainesville 2019′ will be released…

A cookbook for cannibals? by Tess Makovesky

You can thank my Mum for my latest, rather gruesome story. No, she didn’t serve us someone’s liver with fava beans and a fine chianti. But she did tell me an old World War 2 joke which, while not being about cannibalism itself, stayed with me for years and provided the basis for ‘Rabbit Stew’….