Category Archives: Short Stories

An Unlikely Executioner

The beast’s body was in the light, but its head immersed in shadow. It was the body of a man, and would have been a fine body- fit and muscular- were it not for its various grotesqueries. The skin was so taught … Continue reading

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The Bearer of Bad Tidings

A metronomic clack of hard leather soles emanated from pavement behind me. It was a still and quiet night. The streets had been long abandoned for the evening. So when the time between those impacts into the sidewalk became shorter … Continue reading

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Reflection of a Killer

Mister Murtha sits on a bench in the building’s atrium with knees frenetically bouncing together and apart. He’s got a folded paper in his lap, but he doesn’t look like the paper-reading type. He’s distracted by the din of the … Continue reading

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Gringo Bus

The cross-country bus was an old repurposed American school bus. It had been painted over in blue and white, but one could still make out the decal topography of “Monroe Community Schools” across the sides and back. It was punishingly … Continue reading

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Strange Land

My vision was blurry when I opened my eyes. It was as though I was looking through a haze of petroleum jelly. I rubbed out my eyes with the outside of my curled index fingers. The view cleared enough that … Continue reading

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Interrogation of a Lunatic

Two men, one in a dark brown suit and one in black, are ushered into the room by the Chief of Psychiatry, who does not enter with them. The room is sparse and contains just one gray metal table, three … Continue reading

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