TREE’S A CHARM
by Toneye Eyenot
“Well, look at you, Mr. Caterpillar! You are a colourful critter!” Clarry Montfarland knelt on the forest floor, leaning right forward on his arms with magnifying glass in hand. The caterpillar he was admiring had just ridden a dislodged leaf from a low hanging branch and was now slowly consuming its ride. Clarry inspected the uncountable hair-like spines on its back and knew not to try picking it up. He recalled with a shudder, the stupid game they had going at school, where you’d pluck a leaf with a spitfire caterpillar on it, sneak up on some unsuspecting kid and touch them with it. It was all fun and games – outrageous itching, a sting which hurt for hours, red, painful blisters – until someone allergic blew up like a balloon and went into anaphylactic shock. Read more ““TREE’S A CHARM” by Toneye Eyenot”
Mummy, Leave The Light On
By Toneye Eyenot
Mummy, leave the light on. There’s something in my room.
It’s pulling at my blankets, and telling me I’m doomed.
As soon as all the lights go out, the shadows in my room,
Begin to grow and move around, as if to deadly tunes.
Mummy, leave the light on. This happens every night.
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This little tale is from an anthology by JEA Press called Nocturnal Nightmares. Edited by Roma Gray, this is part of the secret ‘Project 26’ which, of korpse, is no longer a secret haha. Be sure to check out Nocturnal Nightmares (Amazon link below) to see what other nightmare horrors my fellow writing reprobates have for you 😉
“Sleep, my daughter. Don’t be afraid. I will remain by your bedside and nothing will dare to cause you harm.”
“But… Daddy…” Elizabeth’s voice came in a strained whisper as she desperately fought the waves of slumber, pulling her deeper with each unrelenting ebb no matter how fiercely she resisted.
“Yes, my dear Elizabeth?”
“You can’t stop her. Nobody can…stop…” Her father’s voice was the last thing Elizabeth Leary heard as she slipped from the waking world into her all too familiar place of terror.
“Shhhh. Sleep now.”
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This was my very first flash fiction story. Eye finally found a home for it in the JEA antho, Doorway to Death. A chilling ‘through the eyes of the killer’ look at the games demons play with the unwary. A carelessly misworded covenant made with a demon has left this man with the short end of the stick in this unholy pact. Forced to do battle with the demons of his dreams, one is able to take his place in the body and through powerful sorcery, the happenings of the dream world become apparent and manifest in the world of form, with very final results. Eye hope you enjoy it.
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