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Speculative Fiction
(Fic)
Horror Collection: A collection of short stories
by Steve Boseley


A number of speculative, dark fiction and horror short stories "Sounds interesting!"

Jungle

“Ellie!” Bernadette Lawson shouted, spinning around. She looked at the many faces that hurried past. She had taken her eyes off her daughter for only a moment. Mrs Lawson worried that her daughter wouldn’t know what to do. She was a bright girl, that had ‘don’t talk to strangers’ drummed into her from an early age, but now, if she was lost, would she know what to do? Would she ask a passer by? Mrs Lawson looked around. People were moving in all direction, in th...



Acceptance

So here I sit, cogitating upon my predicament.

I know neither where I am nor how I came to be here. I know only that my name is William. I know not how I know this morsel of information, but I know it to be true. If I have other names, they are hidden from me, as are all other facets of my life.

I have understanding of this place and nothing beyond. Around me are four walls, above me a ceiling. There exists no furnishing of any kind, nothing but stone beneath my feet, yet I do not remember ev...



Nancy, Please

“Nancy.”

The voice seemed to echo through the hall, and Nancy looked up.

If there were speakers attached to the wall or ceiling, they were well hidden amongst the drapes and tapestries that adorned the walls. The ceiling, perhaps fifty feet overhead was mainly glass and the stars in the night sky were minutely distorted by the warping effect of the glass. 

“Nancy,” the voice repeated.

Nancy looked around at the others in the hall. They appeared to move...



Copier

“Malcolm!” 

Malcolm looked up from his desk. He looked at the cup of coffee that sat on the corner of his desk; a film had started to form, and he stirred it with his pen before picking it up. “What?” He knew it was unprofessional to shout across the office, but Chantelle had been getting on his nerves all day. All week, if truth be told. How anyone so young could rise to office manager was beyond him. He probably had more years experience than she had, well, years. If ...



A Road to Nowhere

I don’t normally swear, at least that’s what I tell my mum, but I can tell you, that there were a number of expletives that came out then. Some of them were quite eye-watering, but boy, at that moment did I feel relief. Relief like you can’t even imagine. The day had already been shit – there I go again – so I suppose I shouldn’t have expected anything else.

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Have you ever walked out of your house in the morning, and found that some idiot has parked his ca...



Reproductive Cycle

Reproductive Cycle

Let me tell you how it all happened.

It’s not a complicated story, just unbelievable. Trust me when I say that. I was there. I played a key part in it and if I didn’t have the evidence I’d doubt it. I’m not sure if I’m the protagonist of this story, but my part was significant, plus I’m not sure who else is going to contradict me. Now that’s not to say I’m going to feed you a bunch of baloney. I could, I mean I don&rsqu...




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