From the Depths, Fall 2012: A Literary Journal

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Sally’s bargain with the Thing Beneath the Bed concluded, she called for Daddy.

Jason Matthews Dead now. Famished eyes staring. “Fetch a knife, Mother. Shame to waste him.”

Jenny Twist Dad mowed the lawn. The lawn fought back. We’re still collecting his bones.

David R. Matteri She found his face too lovely to resist. The rest, she disposed of.

Jessica Hoard The autopsy was inconclusive. The subject wouldn’t keep still thus tainting the results.

Joseph J. Patchen She supposed she deserved their haunting, but not all the corpses were hers.

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