Dead Medicine

Dead Medicine

“I’m going to kill you for this.” Michael said. She picked up the syringe.  “By then it won’t matter.” The needle slid into his arm with no resistance. The flesh was inflamed, necrotic, and he was sure he could have poked her finger down to bone with...
The Peeping Hole

The Peeping Hole

Everybody knew that Glen was a perv. In High School he’d gotten one of those make-your-own button kits. The cheap plastic pin type for putting on jackets or book bags. Glen had cut out close-ups of girls spreading from porn mags and made buttons of them. Not the...
The Estima Rub

The Estima Rub

Carol was in the shower when she discovered the words written on her skin. They were on her side beneath her arm, written in black sharpie. Dirty cooze. She stood there, staring at it, her face scrunched up in shock and confusion. She wasn’t quite done in the...
Motherclaws

Motherclaws

“The thing I remember most about my mother is her hands.” Dawkin nodded. “It explains a lot about this manifestation. The mask is also telling. Trust issues?” “Something like that.” “I think it’s coagulated enough for...
Lumberers

Lumberers

The ebb and flow of the Flutter rolled around Binnies skin like an invisible hand stroking her. Its movements were random, sliding wherever it wanted, sometimes even dipping into her body, so she could feel her insides. She focused on it, trying to keep up with the...
What Worship Under Heel

What Worship Under Heel

“Surely, if this continues, even the trees will leave us.” Granmarm Hovva’s voice was frail wind over split reeds. Utha sighed. She was a grown woman and didn’t give any credence to the old legends of traveling wood. It was one thing to believe...