September 4, 2008

MicroHorror Featured Pick -- "Strip Tarot"

Each week you'll find a new 666-words-or-less story from MicroHorror showcased here on Hermitosis. Perhaps I'm impartial, but Kevin Sweeney managed to fire my imagination with just five sentences:

"Strip Tarot"
by Kevin Sweeney


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The Hanged Man, the Fool, the five of cups, the five of swords, the ace of coins.

The Devil, the World, the Female Pope, the seven of wands, the nine of swords.

“Take it off,” he said, grinning.

“Sorry pal, Erebus hold ‘em rules, remember?” she said.

Damn. Aces wild. He sighed, and pulled the flesh from his skull.


Copyright: © 2008 Kevin Sweeney

1 comment:

Colin said...

Microfiction in the best sense of the word.