Tiny Terrifying Tale of the Month

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. One was blood-spattered.

Silly Horror Stories I Want To Write Anyway


It was on the 257th slide that Gemma realised she had, indeed, expired of boredom. Not for her the embarrassment of waking up with a snort and a dribble of drool anchoring her to the boardroom table. Not this time.

No, the dullness of Eric’s last PowerPoint presentation had finally done it – finished her off for good. So why was he still going?

And that’s when she realised that hell, for her, was to be watching a middle-management presentation for all eternity…

(Note – yes, I might have had to sit through an excruciating power-plod recently. Why do you ask? And perhaps more importantly, to all those involved in such purgatory, why write it all on the slide and then read it to me anyway?)

FearBites: The Twilight of the Exams

Ellis lay, staring at the darkening sky where a full moon laboured up over spindled autumn trees… The others sprawled on coats and car rugs around a makeshift bonfire, its damp, windfall branches spitting and crackling. The leaping flames threw crazed shadows on the abbey’s ruined walls, making them flicker with phantom life.

The abbey’s walls conceal a dark secret, and Ellis is about to wish it had remained hidden.


a blue ship's door with the sign "F.K. BELLE MARLOWE"

F.K. Marlowe is a Shropshire lass who lived in London and Beijing before settling down with her husband, three daughters and rescue pup in Vancouver. She writes horror stories with a tendency to the paranormal, and Young Adult fiction with fangs and sass.

Marlowe doesn’t worry overly much about the placement of semi-colons and the like, having spent far too long pootling about in academia to take them seriously. (She has an Oxford first in English Lit, plus a Master’s and PhD from Leeds). She has, however, discovered that life is the best education for a writer, and plans to continue her studies there as long as possible.


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