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Her eyes… deep verdant, the colour of summer beckoned him all those years ago…
Her eyes… twinkled in silent mirth whenever caught sight of him staring at her with careless abandon.
Her eyes…were the first to react, deepening, darkening in desire when he leaned over her for a kiss.
Her eyes… shed a few precious tears when they joined in life, blessed and wished by their families and friends.
Her eyes… could see through his…Continue
Added by Essvari on September 30, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
The meeting had been disastrous. He'd sat ordering more drinks when everyone left, blotting out the more cringe worthy moments of his pitch. His tolerance was high. He'd been drinking a great deal since his wife left. Her fault he'd messed up at the meeting then!
Now his job was on the line too. As if she hadn't taken enough already!
He staggers out into the cold night air. This is an unfamiliar part of town and he hadn't really paid attention when arriving with his colleagues.…Continue
Added by Shakes on September 29, 2013 at 21:02 — No Comments
Lost Shoe by Lee Potter has won our photo competition!! Many congratulations to Lee!!
A big thank you for all your brilliant entries and making it a great competition!! Special thanks to Shakes for being a simply superb judge!!
This photograph will be the inspiration for our new 999 words or less…Continue
DarkFuse has finalized its Horror d’oeuvres releases for October 2013. Each Friday at noon EST a new Horror d’oeuvre will be posted. Check out the lineup:
Before pursuing her passion of writing dark fiction and horror, she spent over ten…Continue
Added by Ann K. Boyer on September 24, 2013 at 17:37 — No Comments
Added by Walter Ruhlmann on September 22, 2013 at 21:47 — No Comments
Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Rating: G (contains brief talk on domestic violence, alcohol abuse)
‘I walked into…Continue
Added by Essvari on September 18, 2013 at 16:04 — No Comments
Added by Stuart Anderson on September 15, 2013 at 12:07 — No Comments
AN ODE TO THE JOURNEY OF GROWING UP
Deep in an unknown wood, I'd treaded soft.
Shivering in my rose-red innocence,
I'd strayed from the smooth path traveled so oft
to cut trail on stick and stone's penitence.
I marched in answer of my new calling,
though scared to leave the old voices behind.
A distant scream from definite mauling
reminds of the wisdoms they had entwined.
I deepened further into the starkness,
determined for a place I didn't…
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Added by Stuart Anderson on September 6, 2013 at 21:01 — No Comments
My fingers part the cool, glistening water, disrupting the purple and golden tones of the sunset to send them into a rippling dance around me. Slowly, the colors ebb away into dark waters as the sun sets on the horizon. It's now eerie. Quiet.
And yet... I am still emersed in a freezing essence they call water. I do not know who I am, nor do I understand the things around me. All I know is the word 'harsh'. This is a word I truly understand; it is as cold and…Continue
Added by Jamie Simon on September 3, 2013 at 21:53 — No Comments
We read because it hurts.
We write because it hurts worse.
It hurts to know the things we'll never know.
It hurts to build the things we'll never see.
We can never be satisfied.
We can never be content.
We go on.
We will dream. We will build. We will die unsatisfied.
I couldn’t stop the stretching smile as it consumed my face. The blaze was spectacular. It had embraced all of me in a brilliant warmth no set of arms could achieve. I gazed wide-eyed and with childlike giddiness as ruby flames danced with onyx smoke over champagne satin sheets, leaving behind charred…Continue
Added by Ann K. Boyer on September 2, 2013 at 22:09 — No Comments