OCTOBER TERROR – “Power Cut” by Christopher Law

OCTOBER TERROR – “Power Cut” by Christopher Law

Power Cut Christopher Law   It took me a few minutes after waking to realise where I was, my mind still muddled by sleep and the drugs in my system. Then I became aware of the antiseptic smell and the soft hum of the machines I’m connected to, the distant sound of people talking quietly…

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OCTOBER TERROR – “There’s No Lights On The Christmas Tree, Mother. They’re Burning Big Louie Tonight.” by Matthew Cash

OCTOBER TERROR – “There’s No Lights On The Christmas Tree, Mother. They’re Burning Big Louie Tonight.” by Matthew Cash

There’s No Lights On The Christmas Tree, Mother. They’re Burning Big Louie Tonight. Matthew Cash   The Nice Lady said that if I told you about what happened she would let me see Saffy, my sister. Me and Saffy don’t like Louie. Even Frankie doesn’t like Louie, and he likes everyone. I hate him I…

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OCTOBER TERROR – “Deadly Cavern” by John T. M. Herres

OCTOBER TERROR – “Deadly Cavern”  by John T. M. Herres

  Deadly Cavern By John T. M. Herres     “Are you sure this is it?” Jake squatted down and leaned his head into the opening. Barely three-and-a-half feet high and two feet wide, the jagged, oblong hole seemed to want to swallow anyone who dared to enter. Moving forward, he withdrew his green flip-top…

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OCTOBER TERROR – “21” by P.J. Blakey-Novis

OCTOBER TERROR – “21” by P.J. Blakey-Novis

21 by P.J. Blakey-Novis A picture-perfect family; Mum, Dad, two boys and a really pretty girl. They had arrived yesterday. I watched them through the trees as they positioned that new-looking caravan into place, under the direction of the campsite owners. It was hot, and I was sweating under my camouflage. But I couldn’t very…

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OCTOBER TERROR – “The Quiet Room” by David Owain Hughes

OCTOBER TERROR – “The Quiet Room” by David Owain Hughes

The Quiet Room David Owain Hughes They’re coming. I can hear the soft squeaks of their shoes on the freshly mopped floor; very faintly mind you. It was Phil’s shift on the mop today. I like Phil because he speaks to me through the door, though I have to press my ear tight to the…

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OCTOBER TERROR – “Uninvited” by Nicole Heinz

OCTOBER TERROR – “Uninvited” by Nicole Heinz

Uninvited N. Heinz “What’s symbolic about the lemonade, Paul? You often refer to the lemonade made by…” the shrink pauses to look at his notes, “Bobby’s mom.” I can’t bring myself to answer truthfully. Fear holds my tongue in place. No one can know what really happened that day. If they did, I’d go from…

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OCTOBER TERROR – “We Plough the Fields and Scatter” by Kitty Kane *VERY SENSITIVE MATERIAL*

OCTOBER TERROR – “We Plough the Fields and Scatter” by Kitty Kane *VERY SENSITIVE MATERIAL*

We Plough the Fields and Scatter Kitty Kane Rolling out of bed, Jim’s bones creaked. His bones creaked and his body ached. Farming all his life had taken its toll, and he knew it was beginning to fail him. Hell, it already had failed him. It scared him thinking how many more years he might…

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OCTOBER TERROR – “The Right Shade of Brown” by W. J. Onufer

OCTOBER TERROR – “The Right Shade of Brown” by W. J. Onufer

The Right Shade of Brown A short story from the Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price By W. J. Onufer “…Did you have to kill him?” Hadley asked the other Vampire. Most of the time it wasn’t necessary for a Vampire to kill a Human, while taking their blood. That other Vampire saw the sexy…

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OCTOBER TERROR- “The Living Ink” by Jim Goforth

OCTOBER TERROR- “The Living Ink” by Jim Goforth

The Living Ink Jim Goforth This end of the city always freaked Harv Callister out with its dark solemn menace; the crumbling tenements, the cramped apartment buildings elbowing one another for space all the way along the litter strewn street, making scant room now and then for the mouth of an alleyway to open into…

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OCTOBER TERROR – “A Sight to Behold” by Feind Gottes

OCTOBER TERROR – “A Sight to Behold” by Feind Gottes

A Sight To Behold by Feind Gottes It’s amazing how a simple mask can change one’s entire personality. The most mundane person in real life can become the freakiest of freaks while the freaks just get freakier. The more he thought about it the more he realized that we all wear a mask for the…

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