Tag: fear

This Isn’t For Your Eyes by George Lea

I started young. Very young. Never denied, never censored. Likely before I could walk, before I could speak. Vague recollections of that time; the first images, distorted, exaggerated. I’ve managed to revisit most of them in my adult life, though it’s impossible to recreate that first frisson now. The memories […]

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Nightly Stroll by John Grey

Walking with you on the dark street, between tenement rows, tall and dark and sinister, abandoned to the dream of fire, the reality of rats, when something, human or beast, half seen in shadow, darts into an alley ahead— is he waiting for us? is he afraid of us? we […]

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Welcome to the Church of Speculative Fiction by Robert Essig

It has been said that one of the greatest fears next to death and public speaking is the fear of the unknown. I don’t like public speaking, that’s for sure, but the unknown can certainly be a pretty damn frightening thing to behold. Sit there and really think about being […]

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Stalker by Gerry Griffiths

Someone’s staring Quite unexpected Somewhat daring And unsuspected   An innocent glance A stare averted A lurid observance Perhaps perverted   Last call The bar is closing Outside, rainfall The night imposing   The hour is late As you stride for home Tempting fate As you foolishly roam   Footsteps […]

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Innocence Unwanted by George Lea

Do you recall being scared as a child? The ostensibly innocuous collusions of image and experience that would, for whatever reason, terrify or distress you in ways that your adult self cannot possibly understand? What scares a child, what distresses a child, can so often be entirely blameless to adult […]

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