Tag Archives: Flash Fiction

Mind Rot, from Sanity’s Threshold

The cold brick scraped against her back as he leaned against her. “What ya gonna do now?” he asked. The icy ridge of the steel pushed against her throat, throbbed with every heartbeat. His putrid body and decaying mind had … Continue reading

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Headaches, from Sanity’s Threshold

I have a lot of headaches these days. Not the run-of-the-mill, I-drank-too-much-last-night, kind of headaches. No. Mine take on a life of their own; they possess me, fill my mind with shards of hot glass. They stroll in and dance … Continue reading

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South Dakota Blizzard

We’ve been holed up in the house for three days now. The snow is stacked up so high we can’t see out the window anymore. Ma says it helps keep the heat in, but it’s hard to tell cause even … Continue reading

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Melting – from Sanity’s Threshold

It whispers up my leg as I pass over the heater vent, the tickle of its fingers like feathers on my skin. Why did I have the heat on this late in the summer? The ting, ting, ting of the … Continue reading

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Fresh Bread

I catch his scent, sure as I can smell the bread baking in the brick ovens. The yeasty, mouth-watering perfume wafts past me, makes my stomach growl, and moves on to infect my customers who are immune to the underlying … Continue reading

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One Match

I only needed one match to create this beauty. Its magnificence plays upon my eyelids, dancing and illuminating the dark recesses of my mind. I open my eyes ready to absorb the wonder of my creation. It is my David, … Continue reading

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His Touch

The first time she felt his lips her body tingled, not just the wondrous moment of skin on skin, but an actual tingle. He nuzzled her neck and her side erupted with goosebumps, all the way to her toes. God, … Continue reading

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The Rats

They say rats won’t eat live flesh, but I feel their whiskers tickling my toes. The chains hold me tight against the basement wall, a cold clammy embrace that sucks away my hope. He has left me water to suckle … Continue reading

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Grandma Mabel

Little Margaret had never been to a funeral before and was pretty sure she didn’t want to go to this one. Grandma Mabel had left her behind; left her to bake her own cookies, to tuck herself in at night, … Continue reading

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The Basement

The chill in the air took his breath, sucked it away leaving little icicles of dread that gripped his hope and melted it away. She was near. He hadn’t seen her face, but her presence lingered in the crevasses of … Continue reading

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