SHORT STORY: The Pale Horse Rides by Andrew Davie

ANDREW DAVIE - The Pale Horse Rides - - Short Story
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Mistress Tatiana wore a black leather bustier, smelled of lavender perfume, and sweat. She could have been anywhere from forty to sixty; her heritage, and her lifestyle, made it impossible to tell. She had platinum blonde hair and crudely applied caked-on makeup. A man wearing a tank-top t-shirt and boxers was on his hands and knees in the centre of the room. He had a horse’s bit was in his mouth and a saddle on his back.

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SHORT STORY: Goldmine by Mark McConville

- Short Story - Mark McConville - Goldmine
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‘He always told me to run, to become a scared animal, but I stood still and saw the blood trickle down from the ceiling onto the floor. I looked into the eyes of this behemoth like man who shouted into my ear.’

‘’Run like your life depended on it.’’

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SHORT STORY: A Short Story by Stephen J. Golds

SHORT STORY - A Short Story - - Stephen J Golds
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‘A women sat by a river once asked me “why?” I didn’t know what to say to her. I told her it was a good question and then I slit her throat. It’s not a hunger. Nor a thirst. It’s more like defecation. A bowel movement. Something that I need to do.’

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SHORT STORY: Spun Pendulum by Gabriel Hart

a Short Story - the Spun Pendulum by Gabriel Hart
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‘She stuck the note into her cleavage so they wouldn’t search the apartment any more than they needed to. It would all be right there. Blatant. Hopeless to argue about. Impossible to look away from. She wanted to make a statement, not a mystery.’

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SHORT STORY: Suburbia And A Thirst For Control by Mark McConville

Mark McConville - Suburbia And A Thirst For Control - Short Story
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‘They say suburbia is subtle compared to the burden of a city, but they’re all superficial here, carrying their suitcases, and priding themselves on their wonderful lives. You wanted more, more money, a better existence, but the city beckons, the rush, the power, the skyscrapers, the fame-hungry monsters, you belong there.’

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SHORT STORY: Saddle the Pale Horse by Andrew Davie

Andrew Davies SHORT STORY - Saddle the Pale Horse
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Bagby ran a hand over his mouth and took a healthy pull of his beer. He knocked himself on his chest with his fist a few times, like he was jarring something loose, winced, and sat back. His arms folded over the booth’s backrest like stop motion flower petals opening.

“So, what’s up your ass?”

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SHORT STORY: Hurting As One by Mark McConville

Mark McConville - Hurting As One
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I look on at a catalyst who carries me through life, the girl who has become a lynchpin to me, who cuts through the noise, the reverberations, and I feel alive. Nicely placed, she pulls out her umbrella as the rain pours from immaculate heavens.

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SHORT STORY: In An Unmarked Place by Stephen J. Golds

Short Story - In An Umarked Place by Stephen J Golds
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Natalie was beautiful. She didn’t know it, but she was. Beautiful like something else. It was a broken and used-up kind of grace. A bouquet of rain-soaked flowers and silk ribbons laid to rest at the side of an empty lane where someone had died in a car wreck.

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