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Tiny Terrifying Tale of the Month

Spring stirs. Thirsty roots suck. Not all flowers are innocent…

Silly Horror Stories I Want To Write Anyway

Malcolm winced as the sharp edge of his spade sliced clean through the middle of the worm, which continued to writhe, presumably in agony. He wondered if it was true that both halves would go on to live happy, separate lives?

He was about to find out.

As if the impromptu spade-ectomy had thrust into motion some aberrant natural process, both ends of the worm began to lengthen and swell, until each was half a foot – no, a foot, no, three feet – long! The girth of both new worms expanded too, so that Malcolm found himself staring, agape, at two wriggling tubes about the width of his own thigh.

He was just wondering how much soil it would take to sate an appetite like that when he noticed a change at the mouth-end of the new beasts.

He blinked. Worms don’t have teeth!

Do they?

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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