“A Vengeful Crustacean”

The creature struggled free from wet newspaper and slipped out onto the kitchen linoleum.

Dinner guests returned to the refrigerator for alcohol.

The door was left ajar.

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“Ghost Without a Haunt”

“We know you’re angry over your death.”

Inexplicable difficulties at the extraction facility had resulted in a tentative abandonment.

Human presence on Mercury would cease.

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“Double-barreled Treatment”

“Only five percent of those treated will experience the undesired transformation.”

After custodians had thoroughly cleaned the examination room, a new cohort of patients was ushered inside.

The doctor followed. He hurriedly explained the merits of inoculation.

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“Steel City Slayer” Tweets

Originally written under a pseudonym as responses to a prompt from Nano Horror (@tweetsthecreeps) under #nHorror, these 2017 tweets are taunts sent from a fictitious Pittsburgh serial killer – “Steel City Slayer” – to the police and media.

Dear Pittsburgh Bureau of Police:
The wrong river was dragged.
XoXo,
Steel City Slayer
#nHorror

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