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The Statues

Joanne reached for the cereal on the shelf, and that is when the entire world changed. “Why are you just standing there?” her husband, Ray, asked.…


In the Shadow of the Belt, Chapter 13: Did I Hit My Children?

Yes. But, by and large, I do not think this counts as flogging. Daughter I hit my daughter four times. The first time was when she was six years old.…


Into the Vortex Out Now: Buy it for 40% Off This Weekend Only

Terror House Press is pleased to announce the release of its fourth book: Into the Vortex by Brian Eckert, a dark, comic novella about cults,…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 19: A Group is Formed

Somewhat refreshed from a rare night of sleep, I walked into my division prepared for some strategy. I was convinced to act quickly, no matter how…


“A Pleasurable Ailment” and “Cheers to Melancholy, Celebration, and Nothing at All”

A Pleasurable Ailment I quit smoking, so I went to the store to get some strawberries. This morning my usual stumble was replaced with an electric…


Valse Sentimentale

Twenty-one. I sample my first legal beer, the bitter and complicated ale of adulthood. Tastes good but a little frightening. It’s an IPA.…


6 to 6: The Rest of It

It’s a hot mid-afternoon and I stop my cab at Fry’s to buy a chocolate bar for my wife. She always asks me to buy her a chocolate bar and I usually…


Into the Vortex: Book 1, Part 2

V. Dinner was held in a saloon-style dining room, where a barkeep and other staff dressed in old-timey Western outfits. Drinks were not included with…


“Last Hour,” “Modern World,” “The Box,” and Other Poems

Last Hour I saw her the last hour when a glow suffused her face, her movements fast and strong, more alive than the rest of us that the house cat…


Temporal Insanity

Alexis Sharp was born in 1945 in a farm in Norwich. He disappeared at 23, went missing completely. Popped straight out of the air, according to his…