Cheating(1)

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Devil's Work

The devil made you do it?

"And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it." -Job, 1:7 *** It happened because of the heat. Five-hundred thousand people sat in traffic while the summer sun burned away the last shreds of their patience and goodwill. James didn't mind the gridlock so much, but he...Read On

Fantasy & Sci-Fi(1)

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Virgin Territory: A Space Opera

One virgin on a planet obsessed with sex.

“We don’t have time to be happy. We barely have time to live well.” -Mihail Sebastian, “The Star Without A Name” *** “You know,” said Lord Henry, “I think this Kamil fellow might be the only virgin on the entire planet.” Lord Henry and his wife lounged on the Jacuzzi patio with their guests, sipping champagne and watching the sun set over Peitho 9. Peitho was renowned throughout the...Read On

Group Sex(2)

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Ramadan

One thousand and one nights, one thousand and one ways to get into trouble.

"Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy." -Arab Proverb *** "There is, of course, the tale of the man who built a horse of ebony that flew through the air with its rider—" "We've heard that one already. What about the tale of the three Sufi Qalandars who were each the sons of kings and also each blind in one eye?" "That one was as old as a dried date when...Read On

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Two Wishes

What do you get for the man who has everything?

Luc look dazed, and for a long time it seemed he didn’t know what to say. When he did speak up, it was the same thing everyone always said: “So I can wish for anything I want?” "Almost anything," Darius said. A newspaper and a cup of coffee sat on the café table in front of him. Luc was having nothing. "Technically, there are limits. But so far no one has ever wished for something I...Read On

Quickie Sex(1)

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White Space

What goes on in the blank spaces of a page?

He paused, "You know it's strange, but I can't seem to remember anything at all." Robert stood in the doorway, unsure what to do, disoriented. "Is that so?" said a voice from inside the room. "Yes," Robert said, frowning. "Believe it or not, for a second there I couldn't even remember my own name!" Charlotte looked around the corner at him. "I hope you haven't forgotten mine." ...Read On

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A Witch's Night Out

That old black magic.

“The demons there are whirling, and the spirits swirl about. They sing their songs to Halloween. ‘Come join the fun,” they shout. But we do not want to go there, so we run with all our might And oh we will not go inside the haunted house tonight” -Jack Prelutsky, "The Haunted House" *** What went on in that town on Halloween night was secret, and the children were never allowed to...Read On

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American Gothic

Must be the season of the witch.

 “True love is like a ghost: Everyone talks of it, but few have met it face to face.” -Francois de La Rochefoucauld *** "I should warn you about my family. You may be in for a bit of a shock." They were driving with the top down. It was damn hot. Devanie fixed a scarf around her head to keep her hair from blowing. "You'll have to take them as they come,” she continued. “And you need to...Read On

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Boogeyman

Hush, hush, hush, here comes the Boogeyman...

It was midnight when she started screaming. Ellen groaned. Stephen sat up but she grabbed his arm. "No!" she said. "We agreed." "Honey, for God's sake listen to her. She's terrified!" Ellen turned on the beside lamp. "I don't care. She has to learn. If you go in there it'll be like every other night. You'll look under the bed and in the closet and tell her nothing is there and then in...Read On

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Ghost Stories

Find out what ghosts are afraid of.

“A surfeiting of terror soon makes terror a cliché.” -Richard Matheson, “I Am Legend” *** Dora’s ghost and Jill’s ghost left the basement at midnight, dragging chains all the way up the apartment building’s thirteen floors. The chains were Dora’s idea. “If we’re going to haunt people, we should have chains,” she said. Jill thought it was silly, but she didn’t argue. Dora had always...Read On

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Goblins

A Midsummer nightmare

“Up the airy mountain, down the rushing glen, We daren't go a-hunting, for fear of little men.” -William Allingham, “The Fairies” *** “I want to dance with the hill people at night,” Flora said, standing on a chair and looking out the window. Megan looked with her. The summer sun slipped behind the yew trees on the hill beside the big old house, but no one was there that Megan could...Read On

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The Ballad of Tam Lin

Even fairies have their problems.

"O I forbid you, maidens all, That wear gold in your hair, To come or go by Carterhaugh, For young Tam Lin is there." -"The Ballad of Tam Lin," Traditional. *** Halfway through the forest the carriage stopped for no reason and wouldn’t budge an inch. Lady Astrid fanned herself as the coachman tried to get them going again. "What seems to be the problem?" "Can't say ma'am," said...Read On

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The Changeling Baby

What price to keep magic in the world?

"Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand." -WB Yeats, "The Stolen Child" *** William didn't tell anyone that the baby spoke to him. Who would believe it? Instead he ran away. His parents would probably be angry, but what else could he do? Not stay, certainly. Not with…whatever it was,...Read On

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The Last Halloween

A reluctant werewolf's last night to howl.

“I don't know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids” -Robert Brault *** Somewhere in one of the darker corners of the world, a witch and a ghoul stood at the entrance of a cemetery at midnight, and both of them were afraid. They weren’t afraid of what was inside: Rather, it was everything outside that scared them. ...Read On

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The Love God

Every god has his day.

“Gods should be exempt from human passions.” -Euripides, “The Bacchae” *** Eros arrived. He could already tell he had quite a mess on his hands. There were two of them, a man and a woman, both in love with the other, though neither knew it yet. Eros plucked the string on his bow over and over (an idle gesture that annoyed friends, but helped him concentrate) while the two humans slept...Read On

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The Mummy

What will wake the dead?

“Death doesn't exist. It never did.. Everything that happens before Death is what counts.” -Ray Bradbury, "Something Wicked This Way Comes" *** It was late, and everyone else had gone home. There was no one to keep Sharon company. No one but the dead. Sometimes, when she was alone in the museum like this, she thought of the collection as something she could hear. Most...Read On

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The Werewolf

Is there a werewolf in the woods, or something worse?

Jess-Belle opened the door, something she'd never dared do on a night like this. It was easier than she expected, but a knot of fear still drew tight in her stomach. The little clock on the mantle chimed midnight. Moonlight filtered through the stirring pines. It a nice night, but no one in their right mind would be out. No one but Jess-Belle, and even she hesitated before stepping over...Read On

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Three Vampire Night

Being a vampire is more complicated than it used to be.

The sun went down. Lenore crawled from her shallow grave, listless and hungry. At the same time, Baron Latos rose from the coffin in his castle crypt, driven from the dreamless sleep of death by a most unholy craving. And, on the other side of town, Daniel got out of bed, went to the kitchen, and mixed himself a smoothie out of pig's blood and cherry Kool-Aid. (Because drinking blood...Read On