Welcome to the inaugural edition of ‘Tastes of the darkness,’ the blog carnival of horror flash fiction. Prepare to be amazed and a little disturbed by the stories we have seen on the Blogosphere this fortnight. This edition’s theme focused around the idea of isolation, but in doing so we have removed this isolation writers face by creating this network.
‘Below,’ César Puch – The sounds wake him. A shout, a cry, a chuckle. He opens his eyes at first, not sure what’s going on, then sits up with a start. A familiar cold wave creeps up his back. He shudders…
‘Mechanical Creatures,’ Fred Charles – I just snorted a line of No-Doze. / Do you believe that? / I tried mashing the tiny pills with a spoon but that didn’t work so I covered them with a piece of paper towel and crushed them with a rubber mallet…
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The host for next fortnight’s edition is yet to be confirmed. If you would like to host the next edition, please email me at email@example.com. Check the ‘Tastes of the darkness’ website for updates on the next host. In the meantime, send your submissions to me. The next theme is betrayal.
Update: Jayne d’Arcy is hosting the second edition at the awesome new writing blog, Third Eye Writers. Send your flash piece’s link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, stop by her blog and leave a comment, don’t forget to tell her you sent your sub to make sure she gets it.
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