A selection of free-to-read short stories. Some have been previously published on Curious Fictions – where you can find even more – or are reprints from my collections.
All stories are copyright. ©️ Tabatha Wood 2020
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First published in OUTBACK HORRORS DOWN UNDER: AN ANTHOLOGY OF ANTIPODEAN TERRORS
A cross-country journey across the length of Aotearoa takes an unexpected turn for the worst when a mother and her daughter stumble upon some usual, bloodthirsty creatures.
He’s writing a letter for her birthday, and it might be last one he ever sends.
Birds gathered on the telephone lines mean something sinister to Edgar, but his wife Lorraine thinks it’s all in his head… until now.
Horror. Flash fiction.
When a young, down-on-his-luck slacker finds a wallet in the street, he pockets it. But has he made a terrible mistake?
Horror. Dark fiction.
It’s Christmas Eve in the late 19th Century, and Lady Sellick is on her way to a party. But something is lurking in the woods which might just derail her plans.
A flash fiction challenge: 500 word romance using the word “spring.” Coming home. Mending hearts. Exploring love.
Romance. General fiction.
There’s a monster hiding under her bed, but that’s the least of her worries. She’s had her Monster for many years – is it time for their relationship to change?
Dark fiction. Fantasy.