Cryptic Fiction

Welcome to Cryptic Fiction, a place where the unexpected becomes the expected. Here you will discover the limits of the imagination, with a dash of darkness to spice things up. Break boundaries, explore the extreme, and journey to the other side. Here you will find angels, demons, monsters, and paradoxes in time that will challenge your senses. Walk through the gates of the unknown. Step out of the day and smile at the night. Don't worry, the night will smile back. It's been waiting for you your entire life...​​
Around The Corner
What lurks around the corner?
A shadowy figure?
A wraith, a ghost?
I hear it there
Above the stairs
With talons clacking
Scratching at my nerves
To breathe cold chills that thrill

The house is dark and what lurks around the corner?
Is it a monster, a werewolf or the boogeyman?
Come to get me and take me away
To validate all of my childhood fears
The grim reaper is no longer at bay.
I shiver, I shriek, I tremble!
With sweaty hands to guide me as I creep
Through silent house and darkness deep

The moon is full not a cloud in the sky, and what lurks around the corner?
I bite my lip as eyebrows rise
The scratching increases nay-intensifies!
My steps fall lightly
Not a sound to be heard
I peek around the corner
To prove that my fears are absurd

“Oh it’s just you Mittens!” I sigh with relief
For it is my cat, not a monster you see.
With barely a glance he walks past me and sighs
Then he turns back as he catches my eye
He wags his head slowly as his thoughts are revealed

“You damn writers,” he says with a cuss and meow
“Are scared of the shadows
“Your imaginations run wild.
“You feed me and keep me
“So I shall not fret
“But if you don’t mind now I’m going to bed…”