Damned Words 22

Drabble — a work of short fiction around 100 words. That is what we did, except, well, you know, horror. Come and embrace the work of all the Damned on this edition of Damned Words 22. One picture. Eleven stories. All to scare you into a constant pee-pants state. At least you’ll be as cool as Miles Davis. Billy Madison FTW.

Pen of the Damned

The Forever Burden
Lee A. Forman

Only at night could the tower be seen—a spectral fortress alive in darkness. Under the sun the site was an open field, but when the moon rose from its resting place, the stone went up as far as any lantern could illuminate. It seemed to touch the stars. They gathered there each midnight to offer their sorrows to the Lord. He who would cast vengeful death upon them from above. One living soul for one living day. The bargain had been set for as long as any could remember. An unending deal with an unseen God. Their forever burden…


Torches
Veronica Magenta Nero

I silence my jagged breath and press myself flat against the cold stones. They chant my name as they jostle flaming torches in the night, boots stomping, their malicious song churns in my stomach. When I close my eyes I see…

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Author: John Potts Jr

What keeps John awake at night? Humans. Our history, condition, and capabilities are a top focus for John as he conjures the terror of what we—be it an individual or a mass—can do. John also has an obsession for comedy and his online series, The Misadventures of Sam and Ghoul, incorporates that love with his past experiences. John will tell you that he prefers Ketchum over King, has played Magic: The Gathering for twenty years (what a nerd), believes that music is just as important as water, and despite being a self-appointed recluse he does enjoy getting out and about. John hails from Maine with his wonderful family and their home is, quite appropriately, in front of a cemetery.

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