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A beautifully creepy new short story from Colin O’Sullivan

October 31, 2018

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Dear Readers,

This is a dark and creepy season.

To cheer you up, Colin O’Sullivan offers you this new story,

“The Shadow Babes”

It might be scary, but it ends well.

Click on the image and enjoy!

 

 

“Corrida de Toros”, a short story by Sam Hawken

February 16, 2017

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“The Bull” by Gérard Ramon (mixed media)

“He wanted to be out of Mexico, and he never wanted to come back.”

This story is part of our anthology BORDERLAND NOIR, edited by Craig McDonald

Read the story here: http://www.samhawken.com/?p=10948#more-10948

 

“Lying Still” by David Hogan

February 16, 2015

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David Hogan’s The Last Island is currently on promotion in Australia.

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Hospital Bed

When I was 17 years old, I dove into a swimming pool and broke my neck.

Until that moment, I’d been relentlessly active, my days taxed with dread of missing something somewhere. I was on the student council and participated in a wide variety of school clubs. I always secured a part in the school play and rode a unicycle in talent shows. I ran cross-country in the fall, track in the spring and was co-captain of the basketball team in between. I was an honor student who worked full-time in the summer and caddied most weekends in the spring and early fall, except on certain Sundays when I served as an altar boy. I’d never had a drink or a smoke, and I rarely swore. Yet that pleasant summer day, for reasons still unclear to me, I plunged into a six-foot deep above-ground pool and slammed the top of…

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