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Fiction: The Screaming Stones by Iseult Murphy

Mandrake followed the path through the snow to the screaming stones. He found them arranged on an altar at the foot of the mountain where the trees ended. Some were big stones, carved with intricate representations of people in fine clothes. Others were small, the figures simply done. Each one contained a soul. “Wait, don’t… Continue reading Fiction: The Screaming Stones by Iseult Murphy

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Original fiction: Mister Thread by Iseult Murphy

Tracey peered through the hatch into the waiting room. Hannah had already shut down reception and locked the surgery door, but there was one client waiting. A tall man wearing a blue suit and a felt hat - was it called a fedora? - with a grey and blue plastic cat box resting on his… Continue reading Original fiction: Mister Thread by Iseult Murphy

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Because the Night by Iseult Murphy

This story is dedicated to my friend, David Rae. His writing inspires me, and he is very supportive of my work. Click on his name to visit his blog, where he has many stories free to read. Kathy had forgotten it was the night of the full moon until a collar of white fur, like… Continue reading Because the Night by Iseult Murphy

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The Woods Today by Iseult Murphy

I had hoped to submit to Blood Bound Books anthology, Burnt Fur, but like many things, I didn’t make it. Joseph Sale encouraged me to write a story on the anthology theme anyway (he has a great story about ducks in the book). Therefore, I present to you my story for this week - The… Continue reading The Woods Today by Iseult Murphy

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A Simple Errand by Iseult Murphy

Last year, for May Madness, I published a story about Mandrake, a necromancer. You can read The Screaming Stones here. I liked this character, and wondered how he got involved in necromancy. Without further ado, I present to you Mandrake’s origin story: A Simple Errand. Enjoy. After school, Mandrake walked home with Edgar. He liked… Continue reading A Simple Errand by Iseult Murphy