“It’s over,” she said through her tears. “We’re too different.”
I kicked the dirt, and said I couldn’t live without her.
“I can’t just forget the last four years,” I said. “How can you do this to me?”
I told her it would be kinder to kill me now than leave me with my memories.
She nodded in agreement.
“Don’t look back,” she said, patting my hand.
I thought she was trying to console me about our failed romance … until I saw the shadow of her new lover creeping up on me from behind, an axe in his hands.
Noel Osualdini has had short fiction published in anthologies 100 Doors to Madness (USA), Fear’s Accomplice (UK), and Unleash the Undead (UK); in online magazines The Were Traveler (Jan 2014) and Crowsteeth (Feb 2014) and, of course, in Horror in a Hundred (March 7). He has a short story coming up in the November edition of Bloodbond.
- Horror in a Hundred – Homecoming by David J. Wing - July 9, 2015
- Horror in a Hundred – The Wizard’s Dungeon by Sheldon Woodbury - July 8, 2015
- Horror in a Hundred – Dead Man’s Switch by Thomas Kleaton - May 18, 2015
- Horror in a Hundred – Little Dog Died oh Died in the Ditch by Thomas Kleaton - May 7, 2015
- Horror in a Hundred – Absentee Ballot by Thomas Kleaton - May 6, 2015
- Horror in a Hundred – Hoodie by Catherine Bader - April 25, 2015
- Horror in a Hundred – Rinse Repeat by Thomas Kleaton - April 24, 2015
- Horror in a Hundred – Toe Tag by Catherine Bader - April 23, 2015
- Horror in a Hundred – The Monster’s Moon by Sheldon Woodbury - April 22, 2015
- Horror in a Hundred – She Fought Back by James Newman - April 21, 2015