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Table 19 By Hayley Davis

The ritual would always begin at 5pm and take exactly five minutes. Molly would signal to her co-workers that she was getting ready to leave by sighing loudly and saying, ‘Right.’ She’d take her mug to the kitchen, wash and dry it, before returning it to its space next to the metal pen pot on

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Contaminated By James Woolf

It began with a simple statement. An uncontroversial statement, as so many conversations do. “Hey, I bought that T-Shirt,” I said, standing in the kitchen doorway. She was peeling the dead outer skin from an onion with a knife and her fingers. It came off in one piece, revealing a layer as white and perfect

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The Cutman By Wayne Turmel

Blood oozing is not a big deal—even when there’s a lot of it. It’s torn flesh, capillaries, minor damage. Looks worse than it is. But when it keeps pouring out and doesn’t stop, you’ve ripped a vein, and that’s a bitch. Protocol is clear: clean it out, numb the spot with Lidocaine, suture it. Scott’s

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Bent-Tree by Joshua Ian

I feel the flutter of feathers against my skin and I awaken. # His body was mottled, pale beneath his clothing but yellowish in other places as if the sun couldn’t decide whether to rest there or flee. Other times, when he was angry or lustful, it was stained red, like the juice of dried

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A Gem By Clare Owen

“But what about love?” said Elspeth from underneath the table. She was riffling through a sack of knitting yarns. “I love that love plays no part,” he replied whilst taking off his linen jacket. He gave it a quick brush down and hung it on the back of the door. “Have you eaten yet?” She

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Boogieman Vigilante By Alpheus Williams

You better watch out You better not cry You better not pout I’m telling you why                        Santa Claus is Coming to Town                     Haven Gillespie, 1933 I’m the other side of that coin, the boogieman parents use to frighten their children, the Krampus from old

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Little Feasts by Jules Archer

Jules Archer is the author of the chapbook All the Ghosts We’ve Always Had, published by Thirty West and regularly publishes flash fiction in a variety of magazines. This tiny collection of nineteen flash fictions features a ‘menu’ instead of a contents list and is focussed on tales of hunger, appetites and cravings. Many of

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ANNIHILATION RADIATION: And the winners are…

We hope you enjoyed our radiated daily revelations…and now…we are delighted to announce the winners of The ANNIHILATION RADIATION Short Story Competition… …drum roll please… … 1st Place – Caroline Smith – A Trip To The Shops … 2nd Place – Nick Adams – Doomsda8 … 3rd Place – S O Green – Jack In

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You Are Not Alone; An Anthology of Hope and Isolation

EBOOK & PAPERBACKAVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! EBOOK PUBLISHED 1st JUNE 2020 PAPERBACK PUBLISHED 1ST JULY 2020 With great thanks to contributing authors, artists, and designers, STORGY Books is proud to present You Are Not Alone; An Anthology of Hope and Isolation. Working in close partnership with UK charities The Big Issue Foundation (registered charity number 1049077), Centrepoint

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ANNIHILATION RADIATION: Shortlist Announcement

We are pleased to commence announcing the shortlisted authors and winners of the ANNIHILATION RADIATION Short Story Competition. After much deliberation and debate, over the course of the next eighteen days, we will be announcing the entrants who were selected for inclusion in the shortlist, followed by confirmation of the three winners. Every day at

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