Category Archives: Gothic horror

‘The dark third’

It’s not like the Hollywood motion pictures. I wasn’t bitten on the neck by a bloodsucking ghoul or a flying bat, incognito. I don’t wear a flowing cape or lurk in the dark shadows to lure victims to their deaths. … Continue reading

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‘The dead man in my bed’

Things got off to a rocky start this morning. I awoke to find a dead man lying in my bed. Even more strange, he looked moderately familiar but I couldn’t place him. The ever widening mystery of how he came … Continue reading

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‘Lightbulb moment’

I began to notice ‘irregularities’ in our quaint little home recently. At first it was small things. Nothing specific. Just odds and ends not being where they were supposed to be. As I share the house with several other careless … Continue reading

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In a bottle simply labeled “P”

Down in the cellar on the fireplace mantle, I found a blown-glass bottle. It was simply labeled with the letter “P” in large, elegant script. I didn’t really know what to make of such a curious thing. It stood out … Continue reading

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‘Hour of the Condemned’

I write these final words on the eve of my doom. Whether anyone will read them is another matter. I feel compelled to dictate a warning to other wayward souls; in the unlikely event that they might actually heed them. … Continue reading

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‘Like a pack of wolves’

All of the dogs in my neighborhood kept me awake last night. They howled and barked until I thought I was going to lose my mind from sleep deprivation. I’d finally drift off and then another round of back-and-forth barking … Continue reading

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‘Phoenix house’ (edited)

Deep in the woods at the edge of the Conasaga river lies the charred remains of a cursed dwelling. Over a hundred years ago, it was reportedly reduced to ashen rubble by the manifestation of determined flames. Despite this judicious … Continue reading

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