THAT’S NOT MY CAT

I was reaching for a melon in the produce section of the local grocery mart when a paw shot out from behind it to vigorously swat at my hand and the black head of a growling cat appeared with large excited yellow eyes. A passing lady looked at me askew. “That’s not my cat.” I […]

The Intervention

Mother stood up first. “I know the divorce and your father’s passing has been difficult for you and you have your ways to cope…but we feel that we are losing you. You’re the only son I have and I pray everyday that you stop hurting yourself and that you find Jesus.” She sat down. Yeah, […]

THE INCUBUS OF IRVING ST.

Tina was pulling grocery bags from her trunk when she spotted Bono walking across the street. That’s right, U2’s very own Bono looking like he had just stepped out of the ZooTV tour with the shiny black suit, chest-open shirt and fly sunglasses. There was no mistaking it because nobody else looked like him. Tina […]

The Window

“Did you take your medication, Hon? The neighbours complained again. The walls are thin and they can hear you laughing and talking to the window.   And now you won’t talk to me or look at me you just continue to stare at the goddamned television.   I’ve tried yelling and even shaking you and […]

FLASH HORROR FICTION #12: NEIGHBOUR’S SHED

“Did you hear something?” “No.” Sam lied. He did and it shook him up even though he was expecting to hear it: the voice of a little girl singing. It was coming from the neighbour’s shed. It was mid-January. The garage they were in was just a roof stuck to the side of a house. […]

HORROR FLASH FICTION #11: ARACHNOPHOBIA

Jesse woke up and looked outside. The sky was filled with spiders lazily floating down as far as the eye could see. “Daddy!” She cried, “There are spiders falling from the sky!” “That’s okay, Honey, let them fall.” He replied. Jesse looked back out. The window itself was now covered with spiders of all sizes […]

Horror Flash Fiction #10: Looking For Victoria

Johnny Spirit sat beneath the bridge downtown beside the tracks on an old battered mattress placed among train cars splattered with graffiti. He took from his coat pocket the handful of mushroom caps that Evil Jesus had given him, popped them into his mouth and began to chew on what tasted like pliable copper. Unlike […]

Jacob’s Magic Cabinet

On the top floor of a brooding Gothic castle nestled upon a hill overlooking a small town as it has for over a century young Jacob played with his toys when his grandfather walked in carrying in his hands a wooden crate. “As I do not have time to waste I must go over this […]

The War Veteran

Johnny had his face in his iPhone. He didn’t see the crippled old war veteran lying like litter on the sidewalk in a beaten parka begging for change. “Get out of my way, you filthy bum!” Johnny was disgusted. The city should do a better job of keeping this scum out of his sight. As […]

Games The Dead Play

Jackson with the long blonde hair Hollywood smile badass black leather jacket and slim frame gracing the kitchen at a party I was watching him from the living room making some beautiful girl laugh playing it all up smooth as silk rippling in a fine french wind but that was Jackson last I remember the […]