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Spookymilk Survivor XV, Challenge 11: The Princes in the Tower

We were kept in the highest chambers of the castle after Father died. Richard – our Uncle – said our enemies were widespread, and that we’d be well protected in the high towers overlooking the Thames. Our nursemaids and servants … Continue reading

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Spookymilk Survivor XV, Challenge 10: The Hook

The house was perfectly silent. Its screen door, patched with electrical tape, banged shut in a puff of rotten breeze. A yellow flowerpot stood before a ragged, newly-formed cave, gaping from the ruined tomato garden. Grotesque ribbons hung in the … Continue reading

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Spookymilk Survivor XV, Challenge 9: Damn Mutants

I can’t be the only one. It doesn’t matter. When you find me, I’ll be rotting, blissfully covered in flies and sand. I’ll deserve it. I’ll be sucked clean of what I once skipped through life with. I always healed … Continue reading

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Spookymilk Survivor XV, Challenge 8: Bygones

I see that some of us, well, some who are seated are nodding off. Can someone… are there any towels? Blankets? This might be messier than… well. Jesus didn’t say there’d be… OK! Thanks, brother, for that kindness! Jesus thanks … Continue reading

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Spookymilk Survivor XV, Challenge 7: The Chicken Dance

She fixed Paul’s breakfast to order: waffles and eggs, scrambled and heavily peppered, in a nest of slightly burned hashbrowns. His lunch pail was affectionately packed and waiting on the countertop, a folded note tucked under a tangerine. She smoothed … Continue reading

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Spookymilk Survivor XV, Challenge 6: Bantam Bulwyr

Maggie swept through the halls, taffeta and brownstone kissing in the inky shadows. Her heart swelled with love; his elegance, newly discovered after the wretchedness of war, lingered long after the engagement party’s late end.

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Spookymilk Survivor XV, Challenge 5: The Omega Man

The clouds, sparkling dreamily with blue-green disinfectant, roll in from the military base. They were too late: a fat, chemical haze hangs over the dead farm animals. They bloat and deflate but nothing will pick at their flesh. The air … Continue reading

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