A Secret of the Dark Places

This world, though, has so many dark places. It has secrets hidden in the shadows, in those dark corners where no light ever falls. There something moves and grows as it waits for the night to fall. There something lurks, nursing its hunger and waiting to take its revenge on the light and the beingsContinue reading “A Secret of the Dark Places”

Sometimes We Forget

Of course, we forgot. Forgetting is so easy, except for those things we do not want to forget. Even now, after all these years, us older ones cannot forget those times, or what came after. Now, though, there is so much to remember, and – well – sometimes, we forget. Susan must have forgotten, that’sContinue reading “Sometimes We Forget”

The Others

The mornings were cold, dark and slow. Jenna felt a reluctance to leave the warmth of her bed and shuffle out into the cold and dark, especially now. She knew she was safe, for now, inside the house. But she didn’t know how long it would last. The Others, out there, were learning, or remembering,Continue reading “The Others”

The Prey and Survival

She hung there, wrapping the darkness around herself like a cape. This world had changed so much while she’d slept. It no longer felt like her world at all. When she’d laid her tired body down for the long sleep, she was expecting the prey to die, to become extinct. The prey had been dyingContinue reading “The Prey and Survival”

The Numbers of the Beasts

They are out there, the creeping things. A smell blows in on the breeze, a smell of corruption, of rotten meat, of beast. A smell of creatures long lost to memory, but still lurking there, waiting to return. No-one knows where they came from. Some talk of conspiracies and experiments. Others look at the skyContinue reading “The Numbers of the Beasts”

She Was Awoken

She has had bodies like this before, back in the long ago. Back before her long hibernation, she knew about bodies like this with their weak arms and legs, their lack of claws and teeth. It was a challenge back then, learning how to use a body like this to hunt and to kill. BackContinue reading “She Was Awoken”

New Updated Book Cover: An Undulation of a Shadow’s Edge

I have updated the cover for my short story: An Undulation of a Shadow’s Edge above. Here is the book description: Dark creatures writhe in the city’s shadows, Claire has seen them and seen their hungry eyes watching her… and waiting. Claire avoids the darkness and the shadows of the city’s nights because she knowsContinue reading “New Updated Book Cover: An Undulation of a Shadow’s Edge”

The Shadow Feeding on Darkness

It was like a shadow. It crept along beside her every day. Unlike a shadow though, it was not lost in darkness. Instead, when the darkness came, it grew until this shadow of hers was the darkness. Hella did not know what to do about it. The shadow hung there, like a real shadow, attachedContinue reading “The Shadow Feeding on Darkness”

Down into the Hole

When the time came, we were ready. We did not know what to expect, despite the preparations, despite the training. We were ready though, even though none of us really knew what it was we were ready for. The command came and the first few edged cautiously towards the opening. All of us were trembling,Continue reading “Down into the Hole”

When the Darkness Begins to Grow

Something happens in the darkness. The day falls back in defeat as the shadows spread and grow. The night grows from the shadow itself. The shadows spread and join, then what was familiar gets lost in the darkness. The night hides so much, all we hear are the sounds of the creeping things moving everContinue reading “When the Darkness Begins to Grow”

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