girl

“I’m sorry.” With that, she walked into the rain. She didn’t look back. That was the last time anyone saw her. The town was full of rumours after her disappearance – as if they could make sense of what had happened that horrid night. Some believed she was abducted by aliens. Other’s thought she ran […]

256 birthmarks

Her mother hated her the moment she was born. Despite the child’s long blonde locks, warm brown eyes, and contagious smile, she could not find an ounce of love. There was only resentment. Resentment all towards a single arrow-shaped birthmark. The daughter – full of self-loathing and rage – didn’t understand her mother’s indifference. Until, […]

one hell of a day

“How did the meeting go?” Kate sighed rubbing a hand over her makeup-smudged face. “Not as good as I hoped, the company wants to sue.” “That’s going to get messy.” “Don’t I know it.” The water running into the sink interrupted their conversation for a moment. “Did you go to see Julia?” “I tried.” “What’s […]

don’t look

This is a mistake, she thought to herself. She knew she shouldn’t leave the room. It was against the town’s strict protocol – no child leaves their windowless room between the hours of 3 AM to dawn. She was being an idiot, but she had to leave. Her own idiot brother wouldn’t stop whining about […]

jailbird – “pass it on” continued

Bang. The girl let in a startled breath, her eyes snapping open. Shouts could be heard, some close by, others in the distance. She sat up, the springs underneath her groaning in protest. A thin wool blanket was draped across her legs. The girl’s brows knitted together, noticing her strange attire. An uneasy feeling spread […]

“pass it on”

Her eyes darted back and forth between the house and her car. Back and forth. She gazed down at the note, dread thick in her chest. Her heart felt heavy. God, it was never ending. Yet, she couldn’t ignore it for much longer. It was her fault after all, she’d been stupid. She was the […]

jackpot

The crowd continued to laugh, surrounding the long table. They looked on in awe, watching a group of men stare blank-faced at their hand of cards. The game had been going on for quite sometime, the stakes rising as money was continuously added. More chips were thrown, scattering onto the table. The owner of those […]

institution-radiation

They dragged me towards a metal door. Panic built up in my throat and I let out a pricing scream. The two suited men on either side of me tightened their grip and continued on as if they hadn’t heard me. My breath came out in shallow gasps, my throat tight and dry. “Let go […]

dust and bottles

Despite the age of the abandoned manor, the bedroom was grand. It was clear that whoever had owned this house had plenty of money. Sitting in the middle of the room was a king-sized bed. Expensive sheets and silks were draped over the mattress. A satin red canopy hung from the ceiling. Open to the […]