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Maria Haskins

The Weight of the Sea

Published Dec 12, 2019 · 984 words (4 minutes) · 682 views

Fantasy Horror Grief

A woman walks the streets of a town. Once, she was a mother. She is something else now.

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Deborah L. Davitt

Wings at Midnight, Wings at Dawn

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 3,774 words (14 minutes) · 80 views

Fantasy Grief transformation loss Acceptance

Sometimes what we need, is what we can give.

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Deborah L. Davitt

A Mother's Love

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 88 views

Fantasy Horror ghosts death Grief children loss

A mother who's lost her son meets another sort of child in need. . . .

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Garrett Croker

Light Breaking on Glass

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 6,861 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 161 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction feels Family cancer short story Grief body horror

Gideon spent years watching the disease take his grandfather's body one piece of glass at a time. Now, struggling to come to terms with his grandfather's death, Gideon must deal with the fact that his own body is slowly succumbing to the same fate. Content warning for self-harm.

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Ben Serna-Grey

Where Gods Dance

Published Oct 11, 2019 · 1,244 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 220 views

Fantasy Horror Sorrow Monsters father and son Grief magic fatherhood Family loss parenting tragedy memory obsession death

Originally published in the March 2019 issue of Apex Magazine (issue 118), it's a flash piece about a father's obsessive and insatiable grief over the loss of his son, and where his grief takes him as he's unable to move beyond it.

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Maria Haskins

Catching the Train

Published Sep 15, 2019 · 879 words (4 minutes) · 9 likes · 886 views

Fantasy Horror Family Grief trains

A woman heads out on a business trip, no different from any other. So why can’t she remember getting on the train? Author Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator living just outside Vancouver. Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, and many others.  Can’t get enough creepy stories? Don’t miss our other highlighted ghost stories this week! 

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Ephiny Gale

As Long as We Both Shall Live and After, Too

Published Jul 20, 2019 · 686 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 189 views

Science Fiction sapphic lgbtq+ Grief android queer cloning hopeful

"Before she dies to save us both, my wife shears off a chunk of her hair, thrusts it into my hands and tells me to take care of the cat."

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Hayley Stone

Late Bloomer

Published Apr 26, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 418 views

Fantasy magic Older Protagonists flash fiction Grief female protagonist

An old widow grapples with unexpected power after finding herself suddenly visited by magic.

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Ben Serna-Grey

Obit

Published Apr 3, 2019 · 253 words (1 minute) · 242 views

Literary Fiction Romance death poetry Grief love poem Mourning

A bleak love poem originally published in the erstwhile With Candlelight on May 10, 2017. I hope those dudes are doing alright. The idea was to write a love poem that wasn't the usual platitudes. Someone who hopes they were loved enough that those who love them would be wracked with grief when they died, because they would feel the same if their lover died.

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S. Kay Nash

Litany for the Departed

Published Mar 8, 2019 · 1,572 words (6 minutes) · 227 views

Horror ghosts memory Grief Posession Devotion

In a city where the underground Metro line crosses paths with the River Styx, a mother tries to suffer for her sins, while her daughter carries the baggage. There are many intersections on this line, between madness and ghosts, memory and hallucination, love and fanatical devotion. CW: mental illness, grief, suicide

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