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Available Darkness by David Wright and Sean Platt

A man wakes up inside a coffin with no knowledge of how he got there or who he is. After freeing himself, he finds a note in his pants directing him to “Avoid the sunlight! Don’t touch anybody!” Afraid, hurt, and alone, he starts a journey to discover the truth about himself. But some things are better left unknown. . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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Do Not Take the Shells by Berber

Save us from the dangers of the sea.

Harris Evan, together with his two friends Cathy and Jeff, goes on a holiday to the quiet little coastal village of Taveye. However, it quickly becomes apparent that something is not quite right about the town. Strange shells wash up on the shore that you can’t find anywhere else. There is a sign with the words: “DO NOT TAKE THE . . .

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The Pandoran Artifacts by Enrique Bedlam

A collection of short stories about an ancient evil that releases a collection of dark, powerful artifacts unto the world, each designed to bring about the end of humanity.

It all started with a deck of tarot cards from the world beyond given to a man to tempt humanity into their own destruction. Each story there is a new artifact, designed to twist its victim into aiding in the destruction of the world. This is a group of short stories which deal with horror, the unknown and humanities tendency . . .

A collection of stories.
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flesh phantoms by Alan P. Scott

cynical biped

The stories here are short (some very short) and are mostly sf – that is, speculative fiction: fantasies, myths, science fiction, slipstream . . . all the flavors of fabulation except, I hope, for the mundane. Many were written with the audience of the Usenet newsgroup talk.bizarre in mind, back when text was the thing. —APS . . .

A collection of stories.
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Earworm by The Keeper

He's the boy of your... nightmares.

William Knight is a high school misfit with the ability to control people’s dreams. When he falls for Hope Ferretti, the most popular girl in school, William tries to woo her in her subconscious mind, bringing to life her greatest desires—including the one thing she wants more than anything else. But when Hope falls for football star Joel Fitch, William . . .

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The Ice Cream Memories of Charlotte Rowe by Teresa Perrin

Divination from the spirit world. Con artistry. Cats and mirrors. The implications of Freudian psychology. Death. Life. Birth. Murder. And ice cream. . . .  Charlotte Rowe has been cast in the role of medium from childhood, and studied under a clever fraud. But does Charlotte have a real vision into the spirit world? . . .

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In the Valley of the Sun by MedleyMisty

A Sims 3 story of love, fire, and death

Lilith Parker is working at the local paper, announcing births and birthdays and deaths. One morning her boss Shannon gives her a more exciting assignment – research the local haunted house and write an article on its history. Nice flavor for Halloween, right? But then Shannon turns up dead the next day, the local townspeople seem intent on keeping . . .

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THE ICE CREAM MEMORIES OF CHARLOTTE ROWE

Chilly, with a bitter aftertaste

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jul 23, 2009: I didn’t like this story, but it’s not the fault of the writing. The writing, in fact, is of a very high calibre: sophisticated, rich, intelligently researched, effectively surreal – and full of horror. And cold.

It starts off relatively innocently, the elegantly designed website seducing the hapless reader. Even if you don’t decide to read the story, you must take a look at this website – it’s gorgeous. An old lady lies in bed, being interviewed by an academic doing [more . . .]

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EARWORM

Sticks in Your Head

By Unillustrated, author of Citadel

Nov 18, 2014: William Knight

I didn’t know this before, but an earworm is what you call it when you get a song or a phrase stuck in your head. It’s a good title for the story and one that gets used within it. William Knight. The lead character is an awkward high school boy who’s just had to transfer schools. There’s some ugliness in his past that I won’t go into, a well as some rather boding foreshadowing.

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