Beneath dark waters

Moonlight spreads across the placid landscape like warm honey, glazing bare tree branches in its saccharine, amber glow. An ancient evil swims beneath the deceptively serene waters. Small ripples stretch out across the surface as the behemoth glides toward the shore, its great maw open, skimming for tiny fish and krill. These measly morsels are…

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Let us dance

A troupe of small, vintage, artist models, manipulated into a macabre ballet, meticulous in detail, danced across a makeshift stage on top of a yard sale occasional table. Arms bowed, legs extended, bodies were frozen in eerie arabesques. Effigies twisted into poses of grace and elegance, black magic victims, some oceans apart, in the throes…

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Reflection of a man

The gruesome pentimento of his true self was beginning to show through his insidiously crafted façade. His false beauty a funhouse mirror reflecting the face he wanted the world to see, and not what was secreted deep inside his dark, maleficent heart. Adults adored and envied him. They jockeyed for a position near him, hoping…

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