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Slasher: Way of the Knife

July 11, 2016 // 28 Comments

  Red hands open a kitchen drawer, and then wrap around a wooden handle. A golden shimmer from a nearby streetlamp bleeds through a window, coating the edge of a serrated knife. Thin tapered steel extends from the red hand like a predator’s tooth ready to bite. Dirty boots ascend a [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Is There A Monster Underneath Your Bed?

July 4, 2016 // 39 Comments

  Mommy kisses you on the forehead. She pulls a blanket under your chin and then turns on a nightlight. The wooden floorboards squeal underneath her feet while you pull the cover underneath your quivering eyes. Mommy stands in the doorway—a black shadow creeps across the floor as she waves a [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Earth

June 24, 2016 // 19 Comments

Poem By Bryan Hughes Earth Under my feet As I step close To your resting place       Earth Dug from the ground Piles of brown dirt That you will replace     Earth Thuds onto you Covers the smile On your sweet face       Earth I pat the earth down My whisper ‘goodbye’ [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Hungry Cannibalistic Crab Spider!

June 20, 2016 // 34 Comments

  Chainsaws. Spider fangs. Same difference, right? When you’re the size of a lady beetle, then they may as well be the same thing. Horror has a variety of nasty forms. A rip-roaring chainsaw chews through the air (or something else) like a soulless mechanical glutton. When you hear that [Click Here & Be Scared!]

R.I.P. My Fractured Heart

June 10, 2016 // 31 Comments

 R.I.P. My Fractured Heart By Charles Payne   We hold hands strolling among the rows and rows of markers. The grass well fed and green so like a park – an invitation to share a picnic lunch. — These headstones You say— are so close together and so small.   I can’t bring [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Tiger Beetle Murders Ant!

June 6, 2016 // 29 Comments

  Nature is horrific! It’s true. There are stingers and fangs behind every leaf. Take for instance this lovely six-spotted tiger beetle. Most people think tigers live in the jungle. These people would be mistaken…because there could be a tiger in your backyard…right now. And [Click Here & Be Scared!]

In the Flesh

June 3, 2016 // 20 Comments

Story by Karina Pinella   A short stack of dried human skin trimmed into 8 ½” x 11” pages sat on the desk as Walter Penn pondered on his next flesh fiction. He considered the title, Flayed Minion, in memory of the owner who was formerly bound by the parchment on which he will now scribe [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Death Is Watching

May 27, 2016 // 15 Comments

  Deliver me from evil Save me from the sin Rip my chest wide open Feel the heart within Beating in a way That demons will detect They will find my pulse They will resurrect Tear apart my rib cage Throw it to the side Take my dying muscle Find a place to hide You may not escape But if you are [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Pillow Talk

May 25, 2016 // 24 Comments

She impales a sapphire encrusted silver loop through her earlobe, and then glides red lipstick across puffy lips. Black stockings constrict a pair of pale legs while she perches on stilettos.   He’s already passed out. Half empty bottle on the nightstand…same infomercial that’s been on [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Monster Theory: Inside The Maw

April 29, 2016 // 22 Comments

Close your eyes. A disembodied voice whispers: Imagine a monster. What did you see? Chances are your mental projection looked like some kind of toothy anatomical creature. That image has been burned into our sub-consciousness ever since cave tigers tore our ancestors into edible fleshy ribbons. [Click Here & Be Scared!]