Fantasy, Horror

Doubt Truth to Be a Liar

by Jess & Keith Flaherty Barely fed and rested from the Wild Hunt, Allfather made his way to the great stable. He smiled despite his weariness, listening to the Yule songs carried on the winter winds from his people in the mortal realm all the way to his ears here in Asgard. He hadn’t yet… Continue reading Doubt Truth to Be a Liar

Stories

Dreaming up a Story

I've been involved with an anthology that comes out twice a year and sometimes have used revamped old stories, and occasionally brand new ones. The latter is always difficult to come up with a totally new idea. I should plan ahead but always seem to get involved in other things then realise I've left it… Continue reading Dreaming up a Story

Stories

Friday Flash Fiction 555 – Phone Call

A good little story that doesn’t take long to read, and that’s what we all need, especially when the end makes you smile!

Times and Tides of a Beachwriter

Doris danced round the kitchen, her mood lifted. What was this music, that composer who died young, they played it at that concert they went to… Thank goodness for the radio to ease the monotony of kitchen chores. She was having a big tidy up, making space. It was just as well her son and his family were not coming straight to her after flying in from the USA. Their delayed annual holiday was starting with a further two week delay in quarantine at an air bed or b&b; for the best really, she had managed to avoid getting English Covid, she didn’t want to get American Covid. Cassie next door would help her order a big shop next week, though goodness knows what the children’s likes and dislikes would be this year. The top cupboards would have to stay untouched, Doris had not used her stepping stool since lockdown…

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Stories

Steps of a Killer

by Karen J Mossman The Adventures of Cassidy Newbold is a collection of short stories. This is the first story in the book. Hampstead Heath was beautiful in the early morning sunlight. The dew sparkling on the grass gives it a magical appeal. The ground was elevated and I could see the city below. People… Continue reading Steps of a Killer

Articles

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Animals, Articles, Nature

The Chicken Farm

by Jane Finch A few years ago I decided I would like to keep chickens. However, instead of buying pedigree chickens, I rescued some from a battery farm. I had seen pictures of them kept in small cages, never seeing the light of day, never feeling the sun on their backs, and never feeling the… Continue reading The Chicken Farm

Stories

Fun facts about Fairy tales

Everybody who loves stories will probably have grown up with fairy tales. I know I did. A lot of the famous authors we know and love today are fans of fairy tales. This includes the likes of C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.R.R. Tolkien. In fact, Charles Dickens said that fairy tales kept him ever… Continue reading Fun facts about Fairy tales

Stories

Suppression… a short story.

Love short stories, which is of course what this blog is all about!

 

Step into Supression

Electric Eclectic's Blog

moralityThis is the shortest story from Tales of Crime & Violence, (Volume 1) which falls into the ‘Violence’ category… but not how you may initially think… which is all part of what these books are about.

Enjoy.


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Suppression

I pulled the car to a halt, two wheels on the grass verge and switched the engine off.

Immediately the engine died the radio seemed dreadfully loud. 

So strange the way you get used to the noise of a running engine. The way your mind cancels out the rhythmic growling.

I wondered if it was always that; way if we have the ability to disregard repetitive or intrusive sounds?

I mean, did the cavemen do such? Was there a need? Maybe during a storm or a gale, they could close their ears to the sound of the howling winds or the consistent noise of heavy rainfall…

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