Pay the Toll

The Sinister Horror Company has created a creepy Advent Calendar for the end of 2020, with a new horror flash story by a different author for every day in December.

My story ‘Pay the Toll’ is the 29th of December entry.

You can read it on the SHC’s web site, but here’s the opening section:

The day after Christine broke up with Dean she bought knives. A seven-piece stainless steel set, on special in Argos for Christmas. Their silicon handles ranged in rainbow hues from scarlet to purple, and from butcher’s cleaver to paring knife. They were as keen as razors. She sheathed them in in their clear plastic block, handles out, ready for action.

Then she called her Mum.

Make sure you click around and read the other stories by a wide range of horror authors.