After several years of avoiding the genre altogether, I have decided to come back to horror with this new short story. This one was originally intended to be published by a horror magazine. Instead I have chosen to make it free to read. It’s good to be back.
Without further ado: “The Bench”.
It had always been her.
She couldn’t say if there was a reason for it. But she did know that every morning that she went to the park as a child, early in the morning, an older woman, perhaps in her sixties, would come to the park bench right at the big hump in the road near the lamppost. She was always dressed in the most whimsical of outfits, wearing bright blues and pinks, and most often with a nice big hat to block out the sun as she did her work. She did always have the kindest smile to work with, and carried a large bag of “gourmet birdfeed”. At least, that’s what was written on the bag.
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THE MACHINE IS BACK.
Well, really, it’s just a repost of the original story. But you all should read it anyway. It’s my favorite thing that I have ever written, and one day I want to do another one. Sequel or prequel, I will not say.
And, as always, please vote for me in the contest.
EDIT: Rape scenario in part two. Not intensively described but it is there. You will understand the reason it is there by the end of that chapter, I promise.
The Machine by Gabriel Penn
Hey, all! Please check out my new horror story, The Machine! It was posted for a contest ending the tenth, and I got it done real late. I was moving so fast that no editing was done for chapters three and four at all. Please let me know what you think!
WARNING: Story is 18+ for Intense Violence and Sexual Situations
You guys deserve to know this.
Short Story Saturday is going to be skipped possibly again this week. A new story cometh. It will be a short horror called “The Machine”, based loosely off my favorite Tim Burton film of all time. And no, it’s not because my first viewing was with the person I was dating at the time.
Ok, that may have been part of it.
A small preview of it will be put up as my entry for this contest.
Anyhow, look for it in the Writing contest, of which I also have a link to, here. I’ll post a link as soon as it arrives.