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Some Seconds After – A Short Story For My Mum

In the early hours of the morning, on the 15th of December 2020, my Mother released her hold on this mortal coil, and passed peacefully in her sleep. You could say the timing was by her hand, and she was from all accounts pain free, unlike the months prior. She was stoic in every way […]

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KILLtober Short Story

It’s A Putrid Way To Kill October – KILLtober Short Story

“I never meant for this to be what it turned out to be. I wanted it to be something wonderful, not this horrible ripe piece of shit it turned out to be. We,” he says pointing to to her and then back to himself. “WE were meant to be forever. But somewhere within this insanity […]

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KILLtober Short Story

Catching More Than The Suns Rays – KILLtober Short Story

It’s something to see everything you ever put into this world slowly fall away like melting cheese. I know that sounds like a bad analogy, but it’s exactly how it all looked from where I am sitting. Life up until three hours ago wasn’t worth living, and then it happened. I’ve always been a major […]

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KILLtober Short Story

When The Pride Hurts More Than The Injury – KILLtober Short Story

He pulls himself from the water and collapses breathless onto the muddy bank, his side throbbing. He glances quickly down and pulls his eyes away even quicker. Three ribs stick out through his flesh, blood gushes from within leaving him in agony and the perpetual fear of his oncoming death. He forces his hand into […]

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KILLtober Short Story

Let Me Ride Upon A Silver Daggers Edge – KILLtober Short Story

“I know it’s a long shot, but what else do I have?” Derek says as he turns the key, bringing the engine to like with a snarl. “You realise what it’ll cost you, regardless of the outcome?” “It’s not my fate that matters anymore, it’s hers,” he says looking up at him, tears in his […]

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KILLtober Short Story

A Coat For Any Weather – KILLtober Short Story

“Whimsical thinking’s of a world gone mad, that’s what she said before she ran out of the door. Crazy bitch must’ve been totally off her tree, it was minus six and she didn’t even take her coat,” Carl exclaims with eyes wide and dry as he darts a quick glance over to the coat that […]

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And In The Darkness Comes Your Answer – KILLtober Short Story

“Are you all suck here? Are any of you able to leave here?” Steward asks, only to receive silence as his answer. “Is anyone still with us?” Sophie asks towards the darkness around them, the rem pod explodes with colours and a high pitched noise quickly followed by everyone’s ghost meter pros lighting up and […]

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KILLtober Short Story

It Is All In The Way You Cut It – KILLtober Short Story

“Don’t be afraid of why you are here my angel, be afraid because you are here,” the old woman says with a wicked laugh as she skilfully glides the knife across the steel, working its blade into a fine point. “It’s an art form,” she says with a wink. “I’ve been doing this longer than […]

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Don’t Make Me Like A Record – KILLtober Short Story

He falls to the ground flat on his face, the first thing he can taste when he swallows is the blood that flows across his face from his nose. “SHIT!” He hisses through clenched teeth as he struggles to his hands and knees before emptying the contents of his stomach. “Ya right Jimmy boy?” Willis […]

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A Second To Rethink A Drink – KILLtober Short Story

He holds the vial tightly with one hand, and pulls himself up over the ledge until after what seems like an eternity he lies exhausted on the ground. “Such a right shame mate,” Stew says with a grin upon his face as he kneels down beside him, driving a knee into Barry’s chest pinning him […]

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Serendipity Of A Synchronised Symphony – KILLtober Short Story

“And I say it’s a load of shit!” Carol quips as tightens her seatbelt. “Beth went back to Austria, or wherever it was the age came from. The whole idea you’ve got running around in your skull is ludicrous!” “Ludicrous, now there’s a word you don’t hear that often,” he says with a wry smile […]

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A Simple Plan Of Mice And Treasures – KILLtober Short Story

Scolfield holds the jewel encrusted skull up to the light and sucks in a stuttered breath before allowing himself to smile. “I-I-Is, is it his?” Roberto asks, as two lock eyes he knows the answer before its spoken and begins to laugh hysterically. “HOLY SHIT!” He yells spinning around in a circle like Julie Andrews […]

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You Don’t Need To Be That Girl – KILLtober Short Story

He squeezes his hand tightly over her mouth as their eyes wide with fear follow the things as they move quickly through the adjacent hallway. He can feel her heart pump powerfully in her chest as the bodies of the destitute bang against the doorway like a sea of unstoppable water. After what seems like […]

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What You Wish For May Not Be What You Want – KILLtober Short Story

“Does it hurt?” She asks sheepishly, trying to mask her smile behind a mixture of hands and hair. “What do you think?” He replies coldly. “I don’t know, it depends what drugs they’ve got you on.” “They haven’t gone me on anything, apparently my records say I’m allergic to almost everything that would numb the […]

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It’s A Graffitti Kind Of Violation – KILLtober Short Story

Corey closes his eyes and allows the sound of the paint escaping the can to be his guide, moving his arms in an almost rhythmic fashion. Images dance wildly in his mind and escape through his hands, painting across the empty canvas before him. It seems like forever before he finally opens his eyes and […]

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A Picture As Pretty As A Tree – KILLtober Short Story

“A card by any other name, would not be a card,” he says with a thoughtful pause as he looks out into the sea of a few thousand faces, all focused on his every word. He smiles, winks playfully before spinning around and exploding into a cavalcade of roses. The crowd sits in stunned silence, […]

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Where The Wild Things Aren’t – KILLtober Short Story

“I said it, but he was the one who meant it. You heard it, but instantly regretted doing it. And he was the only one who really wanted it, but never has the chance to do it,” he says with a wild smile upon his face, as he throws himself across the top of the […]

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To Kill That Which Made You – KILLtober Short Story

The blade slices into Jeremy’s stomach and rips upwards, tearing him apart. Lucas clenches his teeth together, thrusting out of verecourao breath as he is bathed in Jeremy’s blood. He twists his upper half quickly as Roxanne charges towards him. Like a casino dealer the tiny blades spring from his hands, permanently stalling her attack. […]

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When A Small Town Goes To War With Itself – KILLtober Short Story

“From the moment that son-of-a-bitch set foot in this town, he’s brought nothing but trouble. It’s vita that we choose the only foreseeable choice, not a choice for ourselves, but a choice for the very existence of the town itself!” Wendy proclaims loudly as she jumps to her feet, the small crowd cheer in agreement, […]

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Watch As The Sky Burns – KILLtober Short Story

“It’s like snow,” Jasmine says with eyes wide and a look of wonder on her face as she turns to Mark. “If only, snow would be way better than this,” he says as he pulls a pair of goggles down over his eyes and holds a rag over his mouth and nose. “Are your ready?” […]