Play Date

Holding a doll in one hand and moving it’s legs with her other, Annie said, “Okay, so I’ll be the princess.” She walked her doll up the side of the tower that made up one of the four corners of the play castle. The doll was obviously a human female. It had pearly white...

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The Duel

A lush, colorful garden covered the rooftops that belonged to the tall towers of the Kensington palace-estate which could only be reached by navigating a series of spiraling stairs and walkways. The garden housed deep-rooted trees bearing fruits, bushes carrying ripe berries, and exotic flowers from afar in bloom. Lit only by moonlight, in...

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Confessions

No matter how much I love you, it’s just not worth it. I watched you and followed you ever since that first day in class. Then, I started to plot. I brought the rope and procured some pills. But then it came to visit me.”Stay away from my Lily,” your rainbow colored unicorn told...

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Drowning

“It felt like drowning,” Jessie started. “How so?” Morgan asked, leaning back into his chair. “Like that kind of love that doesn’t get returned,” she clarified. “ You think that when you care about someone more than anybody or anything else in the world, then they’ll just automatically care about you just as much....

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Tendencies

My parents are still confused why I’d given up medical school to come work here in the morgue. This is the third autopsy of the day. I watch and don’t even flinch at the sight of blood. “Scalpel.” The pathologist said. I wonder if he can see my smile under the mask. “Cut open...

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The Foolish Knight

A knight encounters a troll on a bridge. “Do I have to fight you?” Asked the knight. “No need for a fight if you can pay the toll.” “I’m in a hurry, troll. What is the price?” “Promise to keep this bridge safe.” “Sure. Whatever.” “Say it and mean it.” “Fine. I promise to...

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Mistakes Kill

As Leo made his way down to the basement of the desolate house, the stairs creaked with every step he took. Clutched in one hand was a wooden stake and in the other a Glock. He had given up on bring wooden crosses after witnessing their uselessness. Having driven the wooden stake cleanly through...

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