MICROFICTION: HORRORS

Diurnal amnesia is common in incipient lycanthropy. Some women learn of the condition only when an ultrasound scan reveals a litter of cubs.

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I woke hungry. Nothing in the freezer seemed to satisfy me – I needed something more substantial. If I could just break out of the morgue...

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Everyone has had a premonition of where they’ll be and what they’ll be doing when they hear that President Kennedy has risen from the grave.

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‘A zombie master from the future? That’s... stupid.’ ‘You always said so,’ he smiled, pointing at the mute manservant hed brought with him.

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From his castle the King’s Sheriff bled the people dry, fearing an outlaw who would shoot a shaft of the living greenwood through his heart.

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After the horrific Hilton-Lohan car crash, the Illuminati charged Dr Zev with reanimating the victims. He always did get those two mixed up.

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They knew the doppelgänger must portend a death – but whose? The clones gazed at one another, their minds performing identical calculations.

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It was late, they were drunk, and the shop promised magical talking tattoos. Steve chose the ‘MUM’ design. He comes home earlier these days.

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‘Since that fateful coach crash,’ my father sighed, ‘your mother haunts us.’ Years later she came for me, reclaimed me for the living world.

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‘More and more “ghost photographs” are proving to be Photoshopped.’
‘Well, naturally – more and more dead people know how to use Photoshop.‘

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‘Mom, you’re so prejudiced! You know ghouls only eat corpses. I’m much safer dating Balthazar than I would be with “some nice vampire boy”.’

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Deceased agents contact us via psychics, selected such that their age, sex and initials convey coded information. The medium is the message.

(Sequel by @VeryShortSequel)

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The man I was died here, his consciousness uploaded into my mainframe. He left... traces. My cameras see him sometimes. I think he hates me.

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Centaurs take great care to avoid werewolf bites. No-one likes waking up after a full moon and discovering they’ve eaten their hindquarters.

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We all seek to tame that which we fear. Novels where newly-risen spawn fall in love with seminarians are ever-popular among vampire readers.



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