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Short short – Flesh and Blood

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

The red puddle slowly seeping into the room from beneath my boyfriend’s bedroom door caused me to pause.

We had already talked about this – he was supposed to wait for me to arrive before getting started on the night’s work.

“Jaime!” I yelled, “Did you seriously start without me?” as I pulled on my yellow rubber gloves.

I swung open the door, smiling. “You know I like the part with the head.”

We stood for a moment in silent admiration of the macabre construct, all flesh and blood and bone.

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DESIREE MATLOCK

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KALVIN

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Short short – A Sanguine Plan

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

Knots of thick, tangled roots and tree trunks spread before him, dark under the heavy canopy above.

He checked his sheath and the solid hilt reassured him as he stepped further into the shadows.

The trial was to prove his manhood by killing one of the fabled creatures – which he could do – he had no doubt. The real problem was how he was going to get all that meat back to the village before it spoiled – or something else ate it.

The reason he had no doubt was that he’d figured out how to cheat. Sure, maybe cheaters never prosper, but dead men also tell no tales. And he planned to have quite the tale to tell.

After all, because it was sacrilege to to eat a rabbit, no one would recognize its entrails.

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KALVIN

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DESIREE MATLOCK

BRANDON SCOTT

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Short short – Fandom Fervor

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

“It’s animation, it’s not anime,” she declared and the entire room went deadly silent.

Anticipation hung in the air, heavily venomous; none dared speak what would naturally have to follow.

Then George coughed on a chip, Sara glared at the new entry, Newt in the doorway and Martin asked, “How about them Dodgers?”

“Oh no,” Newt jumped in. “You don’t get to do that. Just because its nerd culture doesn’t mean we can just misuse terminology like that!”

“Well, as long as no one finds out outside this room, my social media should be safe,” she said as he looked up guiltily from his phone.

“Too late.”

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BRANDON SCOTT

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LISA BARRY

JM PAQUETTE

DESIREE MATLOCK

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Creepy Collection of Short Stories

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Short short – Long Gaze of the Law

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

Purportedly, the last person to see her alive was the Sherrif himself, so Jonah was very nervously clutching his press pass as he approached the man in uniform.

The man glared at him with eyes that seemed a tad too chrome.

Something tugged at Jonah’s senses, an unnatural, sensation, promising danger.

He chose topics that wouldn’t ruffle any feathers, innocent questions to mislead what he already knew.

But those eyes kept staring at him, peering into the deepest parts of his soul, and he knew the truth.

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DESIREE MATLOCK

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KALVIN

LISA BARRY

JM PAQUETTE

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Short short – In Hell

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

“I can’t even!” Shellie squeaked, her normally tan face darkening in a pink rage.

“I. Literally. Can’t. Even!” she added, as she stomped, huffed and clutched fists in time with her words, like some furious band leader.

There was a delay, a frown, and then her hair burst into flames as expected.

Anywhere else, and she’d have attracted undue attention.

But in hell, even bonking the Devil doesn’t let you escape the punishment of Sin.

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JM PAQUETTE

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Short short – Seriously, Janet?

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

I picked up the box, a standard size UPS delivery, and got back into the house before it started to shake and whine.

Whimpering from inside the package didn’t adequately deter me, much to my regret.

After all, the shipping alone had been absurd.

“But what did I expect, when I asked for 20 minute shipping?” I thought to myself as I set the box carefully on the table and ripped open the cheap packing tape.

The small furry head peeked up, ears pressed flat as it crawled free of the box. “Seriously, Janet?” the creature asked. “When I said I didn’t care how I got home, I didn’t think you’d use UPS. At least FedEx has ar conditioned trucks!”

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Short short – A Space Opera

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

Looking out, she watched a nebula drift past off starboard side.

She let out a soft, contemplative “hmm” and looked at the picture of her late husband.

“Goodbye, dear,” she sighed as she pushed the button to release the small ash cloud into the between of space, annoyed with his extravagant final wish.

“Don’t worry,” she told the terrified woman bound on the floor at her feet. “You’re next. He never wanted to be without you in life – I can’t imagine he’d want to part with you now.”

She closed the hatch and let the air back in before turning to collect the woman. She frowned when she found the floor empty, screeching as her body fell backward into the airlock.

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Short short – Lots of Caffeine

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

“There is no such thing as too much coffee,” he declared, vibrating in his chair.

“Sure there is,” she said, “you just have to learn to walk the fine line between addiction management and overdose.”

She studied the subtle tremors working up and down his arms – Definitely leaning toward overdose for this one. He had maybe a few hours left.

It was really sad to watch so much talent and high hopes be dashed by chemicals.

A sense of resolution was left to hang in the atmosphere of the chamber as she closed him in.

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Short short – Road to Rebellion Twist

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

When I chose the strawberry gum, I did not expect the flavor that burst over my tongue.

For hours, my breath smelled of honeyed ham, and I was spitting out pieces of bone.

Of course, this had nothing to do with the gun – which tasted of pineapple – it was simply a Tuesday.

Tuesday, is of course human sacrifice day ever since the new overlords arrived and the taste was always hard to lose. Pig. Long pig.

One of these days, I would slip some bacon into their meal – no entity alive could resist the joy that is bacon. It was the first step on the long road to rebellion.

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JM PAQUETTE

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