Category Archives: Dark Tales

nightmare, horror, or generally disturbed short stories

The Blanket

Charlotte sat in the corner of the room where no one could watch her knitting. She hummed a little tune while she knitted. A pattern formed in the fabric of the blanket as she finished each row of stitches. It … Continue reading

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Cold Steel Cubical

Maya awoke in a strange place. She was not at her desk, where she had fallen asleep after working through the night. Her cubicle at work was a warm, friendly place with pictures of her family and friends. It was … Continue reading

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Splat!

The body lay all over the sidewalk.  It popped like a water balloon, covering the side of the building and part of the street with body fluids. Nobody saw where it fell from. The police canvassed the neighborhood looking for … Continue reading

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The Death of Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy Cricket was found early this morning floating in a pool of water. It was surmised that he had gone for a drink and simply fell in. He drowned as a result. After questioning by authorities, we spoke with the … Continue reading

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The Pith

Halloween is not a good time to invite a stranger home for a bite to eat, especially one dressed as a zombie. The block party had been filled with children hours earlier, out collecting their tricks and treats from the … Continue reading

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Blind Date

Ellen approached the bar cautiously and ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio.  She was there to meet some guy named Ralph on a blind date arranged by Mandy, a friend from work.  Ellen hated blind dates as they usually didn’t work … Continue reading

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