Short Stories

For Better or Worse

An eerie silence drowned out all constructive thought in Alexia’s mind. The tape cut into her wrists and ankles, the knot in the blindfold was bruising the back of her head and the gag in her mouth threatened to suffocate her with every breath she took. Faint traces of something lingered in her nostrils – chloroform? She couldn’t remember what had happened. All that she felt was panic and a deep s...
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Hunt for an AWOL Moxy

Another missed promotion, another breakup, another kilo on the scale. Failure, disappointment, self-loathing – today’s specials. Taylor stared into her cappuccino as she poured the sugar in and began to stir, distorting the little frothy heart that graced the surface. She looked across the café and saw herself in the mirror on the opposite wall. She felt another ten bricks being piled to the alrea...
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Roll of the Dice

Thick mist seeped through tall trees and rolled over a narrow road that twisted through the dense wood leading into the village. The earthy smell of damp soil and foliage mingled with pine scents. The crescendo of the crickets’ chorus seemed an attempt to drown out the occasional hoot of the owl in the upper branches and to compete with the ribbiting toads for supremacy of the night stage. The chi...
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