Short Stories and Other Works of Fiction

Popping Pimples

It started as a habit, but has almost become a fetish. Popping pimples, that is. I love it. There’s a sort of twisted satisfaction of bringing forth the horrors that are hidden deep inside your own body. Whenever I find a big fat one, I almost can’t resist. Today, though, ...
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The Bizarrie of Monsieur Delancey

Do you ever wonder why children see the world so differently? Why can they be so enchanted by the simplest and most mundane of things? I never bothered with things like this. Childhood was a thing of the past, and all its incredible sights had been replaced by logic and ...
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The 17 Best Lovecraft Stories Any Horror Fan Should Read

Howard Phillips Lovecraft or H. P. Lovecraft is probably my favorite horror writer of all time. There’s something about his style, the scope of his works, and of course his many creations that make the man’s work so fascinating to me. Not to mention cosmic horror itself, which has become ...
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Choose Your Own Adventure

It was one of those days. You know, the ones when you feel a little lost when you’re looking for something. It’s just that you don’t know what it is. Just a nagging, little voice in the back of your head. After all, just one of those days. As I ...
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Jerold’s Wait

Jerold was sitting in the same chair, at the same window, staring outside, waiting. The first snow was falling, and he remembered the time when he’d played out there with the neighborhood kids all those years ago. He remembered it so vividly that afternoon. The sun had been bright, just ...
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The Rules – Instructions on How to Succeed at Cat Sitting

My friend Josh was my polar opposite. He was a young successful entrepreneur and, frankly said, filthy rich. I on the other hand was a perpetual failure, who lived in a small one-room apartment, always looking to make it to the end of the month. While Josh owned a flourishing ...
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Family Tradition

“... bent her over just like that...” “... made her squeal like a pig...” I rolled my eyes as dad and Roger bragged about their conquests. When they saw it, they both laughed. “It’s gonna be fine, baby brother,” Roger said, turning to me. A moment later, I felt dad’s ...
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Love Can Exhaust Too

The miscarriage had devastated Emma. What had once been a happy woman, full of love, had become a curled up ball of misery and pain. It was the same for me, back then. I, too, felt the same sense of loss, the same pain, but I knew I had to ...
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I Was Offered 100.000 Euros to Beta-Test a New Piece of Virtual Reality Technology – Final Part

As I sat up in the grass, I realized that it had all been fake. The entire second reality, the insane Kitagawa and even the supposed brain damage I was suffering from. It had all been another part of their simulation. I grew angry before rage overtook me. “The fuck ...
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I Was Offered 100.000 Euros to Beta-Test a New Piece of Virtual Reality Technology – Part 2

“What the hell are you talking about?” “You arrived here at our Munich facility this morning to test our new immersion rig.” With that, Dr. Kitagawa pointed at a different contraption. One I’d never seen before. It looked almost like a giant wheel a person could be strapped to. A ...
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