The Confession – M E McMahon
1000 words General Fiction
Reverend Scott is called upon to hear the last confession of a condemned witch. It will be a confession that he will long remember.
Reverend Scott stood in front of the cell and looked at the prisoner inside. He did not want to be here, he didn’t want to hear this woman’s confession. He, like the townspeople, feared the powers of the woman held captive within the weeping walls of the cell. But, it was his duty to come and he was not one to shirk his responsibilities. As the jailer unlocked the door and bade the Reverend to enter, the woman looked up and he saw the wounds that the torture the woman endured in silence had wrought. Her haunted eyes bore into him and he hesitated at the threshold.
The Man in the Dark – M E McMahon
760 word Horror Story
A young girl’s haunting memory of her encounter with danger on a snowy night.
I had the dream again last night. I remember snow was coming down. I remember I was twelve that winter. And, I remember the man in the dark. It was the early 60’s, a time when families ate meals together, children watched cartoons on Saturdays and parents felt safe letting their children out in the dark. I was a young lass, one who still viewed the world with eyes filled with wonder.
The Night We Knew – M E McMahon
700 word Fantasy Fiction
Two moons have mysteriously appeared in the evening skies. What can it mean?
BREAKING NEWS…BREAKING NEWS…BREAKING NEWS. “Hello, New York, this is Jessica Lester and Brad Turnberry, coming to you from the WZCB newsroom with a breaking story that has the world at a standstill. At 1 a.m. EST, two moons were sighted in our skies. This phenomenon has scientists confused; they have no explanation for the second moon…