Entries by S. Jade Path

Nightmare

by Vijayaraj Mahendraraj   “A recurring nightmare,” said Billa, trembling. “It’s perfectly reasonable to experience fear and panic,” consoled the therapist. “Even awake, something feels latched onto my back. Draining me. I’ve got pale, sickly. I’m losing my mind. Help me!” he blurted, flustered. “Now, now. Remember what we said about getting worked up,” replied […]

Dinnertime

by Victor Nandi   The stray stared at the caretaker’s meal, its tail wagging. The old man stroked the animal’s neck. Tossing it a crumb from his modest sandwich, he strolled into the cemetery and plonked himself on the grass. The dog followed him. Slowly, shrivelled corpses started digging their way up and crawling to […]

The Doom of Man

by Kimberly Rei   The ancestors knew. They paid homage to moons, full or new. They left yearling calves and walked away, chins high as the beasts screamed in fear. They never dared look back. As generations shifted, manners were forgotten. Worship ceased. Great smears of blood across barn doors, always on a black moon, […]

Disastrous Intentions

by Andrew Kurtz   I have existed undetectable since the beginning of time and will remain so for all eternity. A meteor didn’t eradicate the dinosaurs as is believed, but the venomous breath emanating from my hundred mouths suffocated the worthless beasts to extinction. My thousand tentacles dragging the Titanic to its watery grave were […]

Access to Your Heart

by Andreas Flögel   When he woke up, his chest hurt. As usual, she had immobilised him with handcuffs and ropes. But something was new. “Have a look.” She helped him lift his head. A zipper was sewn into the flesh of his breast. She grinned. “When I open it, I can see your heart […]

Incubator 212

by Nicole Little   Unable to wipe away the sweat or tears, hampered by restraints, the woman suppressed the urge to push, instead taking quick breaths.  “It’s time,” the doctor snapped. White coats hovered in her limited field of vision. She felt the tug, the vibration, as her belly was opened up; heard the cry […]

What Lives Inside

by Taryn George   From underneath my desk, I watched through the slit in the wood as the body on the embalming table shifted. My eyes focused on the corpse’s head, where I’d found it. The sound of a zip slowly being undone echoed through the quiet room and I watched as the dead woman’s […]

The Manicure

by Chad Miller   Unzip. Zip. The sound made me nauseous. His leather pouch was displayed in the middle of the table like a prize. My whole body shook. I was going to vomit. Unzip. Zip. He smiled, displaying his yellow, tobacco-stained teeth. “Are you ready to talk?” It took courage. I know what my […]

Opening Teeth

by Andrew Jackson   Zip. Some sounds a human should never hear. It started so small—just a tiny hole in the air, like a busted seam. But it doubles in size each day, and with it comes that awful screeching of colossal teeth grinding along interdimensional fault lines. I know I can’t contain it. I […]

Full Moon Night

by Andrew Hughes   “They’re here,” the dishevelled man howls. “They’re inside the hospital!” “Jesus,” says the nurse. “The full moon brings the loons.” “He’s scaring the other patients,” Dr McDonald says, snapping at an orderly. “Take him to psych.” With security’s help, the orderly straps the man to the stretcher and wheels it into […]