Knocked out of orbit by a rogue comet, the asteroid Vesta rockets towards Earth, to pass by in a heavenly display of fire. Dubbed the party of the century by the media across the planet, thousands gather in cities to watch the spectacle and party until dawn.
by Stephen Herczeg
I found them at the bottom of the garden. Sparkling. Beautiful. Little winged people. They looked hungry, so I left a table covered with treats on the lawn.
Mummy and I went out. Daddy did the mowing.
As the garage door went up, Mummy started screaming.
There was the table. There were the treats.
There was Daddy.
Lying on the garage floor in a pool of blood. His face was gone. Just a staring skull. They’d gobbled it all up.
I warned him before we left. I did. I told him.
“Please don’t move the treats. The fairies gotta eat.”
Stephen Herczeg is an IT Geek, writer, actor, film maker and Taekwondo Black Belt from Canberra, Australia, who has been writing for well over twenty years, with sixteen completed feature length screenplays, and numerous short and micro-fiction stories. Stephen’s scripts, TITAN, Dark are the Woods, Control and Death Spores have found success in international screenwriting competitions with a win, two runner-up and two top ten finishes.
by Stephen Herczeg
I wake. It’s dark. So dark.
My bed is tight. Snug on both sides. I reach up. There’s something a few inches above me. It’s hard, but covered in soft fabric. It’s like I’m in a box, with soft silk sheets all around. I’m wearing a suit, not pyjamas. Where are my shoes?
I’m falling. Slowly. Very slowly. I land with a thump. My bed is jostled, but I can’t fall out.
Something lands on top of the box, thud. Then even more thuds. I scream but I have no voice.
Then there’s only silence. I’m alone.
It’s so dark.
Stephen is an IT Geek based in Canberra Australia. He has been writing for over twenty years and has completed a couple of dodgy novels, sixteen feature length screenplays and numerous short stories and scripts.
His horror work has featured in Sproutlings; Hells Bells; Below the Stairs; Trickster’s Treats #1 and #2; Shades of Santa; Behind the Mask; Beyond the Infinite; The Body Horror Book; Anemone Enemy; Petrified Punks; Beginnings and Beside the Seaside.
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