Short Stories and Other Works of Fiction

My roommate changed…

Many university students would agree with me that living in the dorms can be a blast. Here in Germany though, where I go to university, the dorms differ from the typical ones that most people are used to. They are more like flats shared by multiple people, each with his ...
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The Gorgon

Have you ever seen someone so disgusting and ugly it makes you gasp for air? I did. As a kid there was an old woman, living in the next town over that had the more than fitting name ‘The Gorgon’. I first heard about her from friends living in the ...
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Voodoo Puppet

Many people look back at their time at university with fond memories. For me, it’s different. My time at university will always be overshadowed by an incident that happened in my third year. I was an IT major and the first thing I can tell you is that all the ...
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Sadness, Depression and Dreams of Cubes

Did you ever wish to not feel a thing, to just be numb? I did. My name’s Katie, I’m in my late twenties and that’s all you need to know about the miserable existence you’d call my life. Until a few months ago, I was happy. Now, I don’t even ...
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A writer has to pay attention to the details…

As you all know, I’m a fiction writer. These days most of my stories belong to the horror genre, but that hasn’t always been the case. Today, as well, I’m not here to talk about serial killers, shapeshifters, or infernal church organs. No, today, I want to talk a bit ...
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Robert’s Repairs

If you'd seen Robert's Repairs, you'd most likely think of it as a simple, small-town repair shop—the owner, Robert, just another typical grease monkey. In reality, there was much more to the shop and its owner. The most interesting fact about Robert was that he could fix anything. I don't ...
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Dolls

What’s the most terrifying thing that ever happened to you? For the longest time, I thought I’d seen almost anything and there weren’t a lot of things that would still scare me. Oh, how wrong I was. I’d laugh about the entire thing, at how ridiculous it was, if it ...
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Freak

I work in the mental ward of my city’s hospitals. The first thing I can tell you is that it’s nothing like the movies depict it. It’s not filled with insane maniacs or serial killers. Most of our patients are people who are confused or have certain issues. Sure, we ...
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Lizard Man

Urban legends. I think everyone knows a few of those. They are tales about ghastly incidents, frightening creatures, or supernatural things. In my home area, one such legend persisted for a long time. It was the tale about the so-called ‘hombre lagarto’ or the lizard man. The part of the ...
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The Case of the Bassinet Children

As kids, we often miss the obvious. It is only as adults that we catch on to certain events in our childhood. It was the same for me during a specific summer vacation in my childhood. Only now do I realize what happened back then. Mind you this whole story ...
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