Category Archives: Horror

Existential Interlude

The pain Antonio Cabral felt for the loss of his loved ones could not be negated by a latent dependency on opiates and liquor; Amid the dank squalor and vicissitudes of an ascetic refuge in the doldrums of a nameless … Continue reading

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Daily Routine

Every evening at 5.09 he leaves the office, takes the streetcar into town, goes for a stroll down to the park by the canal; there he sits on the bench nearest the ornate water fountain; He dreams, of a lost … Continue reading

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Notes on the Passage of Time

In empty rooms filled with the scent of nicotine and loneliness, once shining memories of bronze turned verdigris through harsh winters; Breaths, footsteps, glances, the dots and dashes of life rendered indecipherable by the passing of time; Its fragile tones … Continue reading

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Genesis 1:1

No record was kept of the name that they gave to that bird, vivid yellow and green welcoming a primeval dawn, captured on flickering footage the memory of it kept alive in black and white; no-one recalls any longer how … Continue reading

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Lamentations

Lemonade on the verandah after supper, discussing Rousseau and Voltaire before retiring to the soft embrace of an easy langour; Expecting tomorrow and its harvest of promise,the lush savannah the tall sheaves and sturdy horses, and yet that tomorrow never … Continue reading

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Disturbed

When you know that there is someone there, in the half-light of evening behind the curtain staring, staring at life as it ebbs and flows outside, outside; Your time is fading as they stare, only time will tell who is … Continue reading

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A Nocturne & Several Impossibilities

Of all the rooms in your parents’ house, there is now one which you’ll never enter again, nor see within those mementoes that once signified your childhood; There are now some days hidden from you, that can no longer be … Continue reading

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