Category: Fiction

FICTION: A Fun Thing To Do by Jamie Thunder

In the bedroom, Garrett was doing sit-ups while holding a magazine, and telling Amber why he couldn’t possibly come with her to the protest. “It’s not as if there’ll be no libraries left,” he said without breaking rhythm. He only spoke at the peak of each curl, so his words came in gasps of two

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FICTION: Soul Machina by Joseph Sale

I must find The Machine. Darkness and prisons. The gargoyle of modern architecture turned inside out so that it enfolds me. I’m running through thickets of barbed wire, searching laser lights and glowing alarms like wolf eyes. Deeper and deeper winding down to some cosmic and infernal core. The belch of fumes from a gut.

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FICTION: The Champ by Michael Prime

Marion Murdock; World Champion boxer best remembered for fatally defeating an opponent in 1962,executed his drills in the Emile Griffith Memorial Gym, the heavens outside unleashing untold chaos and confusion in the busy streets of Brooklyn. The dense air clung to the ceiling of the gym, small glimmers of light spilling down in the sweltering

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FICTION: Too Big For The Small Press by Michael Marrotti

It’s funny how life works out. After four excruciating years in the small press scene, I was famous. A living, breathing overnight sensation. What’s even funnier is, I can’t attribute my writing to the fame. It was a complete denigration of the art form that awarded me the accolades. You’re shaking your head in disbelief,

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FICTION: HIM & HER by Noel Dandes

HIM – I teeter at the edge of the pavement, my feet hovering over the cracked asphalt. A billowing mist has started rolling out through the street, packing the air with sticky moisture that films my arms and forehead. I drop my head back, searching the star–flecked sky for guidance. Tonight’s the night. There’s no

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FICTION: Substitute by Gerard McKeever

There were a lot of strange smells underneath the kitchen table. It was a lower register with its own set of rules. There were no faces, just feet and memories of angry voices. Robert’s nose was pressing against the surface of the floor, his torso prone, his arms stretched out in road-kill disarray. These visits

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FICTION: City Hall by Terry Sanville

On Monday morning of his third workweek, small arms fire echoed throughout the office, a sharp popping, four quick blasts. George grabbed at thin air for his imaginary helmet and dropped behind the desk. The fluorescent lights hummed, telephones buzzed, computer keyboards continued clacking. He peered over the desktop. Outside his cubical, people walked along

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FICTION: Sketching Sunsets by Alice Kouzmenko

Her Most of the world is perceived through a blurred lens. Fathers see their daughters through tinted glass, tattooed with a set of too-strict rules and inflated expectations, scratched enough to impair their vision. Between Dad’s high hopes and my sister’s PhD, me and my sketching hobby didn’t stand a chance. My evenings were a

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BOOKS: Top 14 Horror Books – List by Ross Jeffery

14) The Heart Shaped Box – Joe Hill He bought it, in the shape of the dead man’s suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the

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Halloween Short Story Competition: WINNER!

Thank you to everyone who entered the STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition! It was a pleasure to read the diverse entries received, and we are honored to have experienced the thrill of reading such fine writing. Our editors have chosen the winning stories and over the course of the next week leading up to Halloween

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