Thriller short stories

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

With a clamor of bells that set the swallows soaring, the Festival of Summer came to the city Omelas, bright-towered by the sea. The ringing of the boats in harbor sparkled with flags.

The Lottery

The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were…

The Fly

Y'are very snug in here,' piped old Mr Woodifield, and he peered out of the great, green leather armchair by his friend the boss's desk as a baby peers out of its pram. His talk was over; it was time for him to be off.

Road Trip

The white Holden slowly crawled north on State Highway one. “When are they going to do something about this road?”…

The Black Out

Two months ago I found my father laying dead on his bathroom floor. When the police arrived they found what…


I waited with guilt and sadness as the long time rusty doors of the asylum were ripped open. The only reason why I agreed to this was because I was a historian.

Early Parole

Two prisoners were sitting in their cell playing a game of checkers on a homemade board. The tall, dirty blonde-haired,…