Cut to the bone. The Earth around The Oak was tangled with slender vines tipped with jagged red flowers. The buds pushed themselves up several inches above the soil, opening slowly with tendrils of sap glistening and dripping down the vines. The sap’s bioluminescence glowed a soft orange in the dark, their stamens poking upward … Read moreOAK III: Red Flowers & Bone
This was written as part of a writing challenge on another website, but since it’s horror, I’m posting it here too. Three lads. Early twenties. All perpetually horny and testosterone fuelled. One text message, so easily led. A Whatsapp group several seconds later. “I just got a text from Mike saying the weirdest shit.” “Yeah … Read moreThe Gory Hole
Overwhelming sadness Those coiled whispers softly woven Promises unending Torn away Savaged Slipped away as dust to the weeds.
She was broken with shame in a way that was irreparable. Wandering into the woodlands over the moors near home, she found a gigantic Oak tree set deep in the Earth, surrounded by thick moss that hadn’t felt human touch for a long time. The air was thick and heavy with the scent of it, … Read moreOAK
NB: These are based on a set of recurring dreams experienced over the last ten years. FIRST SEQUENCE (PURGATORY) The first sequence unfolds in a mist veiled field at dusk. The field is endless, I can’t see the gates clearly but I know they’re there. This place isn’t meant to be breached unless it opens … Read moreTHE NIGHTMARE SEQUENCE
The first message came through at 00:42. I wasn’t one of those people who put their phone on silent or vibrate only at night. I was so accustomed to the various chimes and notifications that I could sleep through the majority of them. Most of the time folks used stuff like Signal or Telegram to … Read moreText Me When You’re Dead
Remember What it felt like When you clawed out my light And held me under Until I d r o w n e d Over and over Before you let go and Fed me to the wolves Who set fire to my bones R e m e m b e r.
I was perfectly capable of waking up, it’s just I didn’t want to. I was laid there in a hospital bed listening to them all suffer and really enjoyed it. The best thing about all of it, was that I was somehow able to plant horrible little ideas in their heads, to play them off against one … Read moreWAKE UP
Part one. My brother went missing two months ago. I got a phone call from the hospital to tell me to come because he was in bad shape, but when I got there, he was gone. Nobody would tell me anything. I was heavied out of the hospital by security, and I have been trying … Read moreSNAILS II
I don’t know exactly how long I’ve been out here. He comes for me every night, waiting to feed from me like I imagine it does the others. It doesn’t matter where I hide, he finds me eventually. He told me we all have our own unique scent signature, he told me this as his … Read moreADDICT