Moira Gillen

A little bit of darkness to brighten your day

Short Stories

I welcome feedback. Please remember, everything here is, to one point or another, a work in progress.

Smile Man

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This one came to me at 2 a.m. and the imagery creeped me out so badly that I couldn't get back to sleep.

Written by Moira Gillen


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His pièce de résistance. His magnum opus. It was there, magnificent, waiting to burst out of him. He could feel it.

If only the sodding shits would let him concentrate.


Written by Moira Gillen

Like Flies to Shit

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I always thought if you forgot all the bad things that happened to you, it was inevitable you’d forget all the good things, too. I never thought that focusing so much on the bad things would attract more of the same, like flies buzzing around a pile of shit, ripening in the sweltering sun. But they’re gathering now.

Written by Moira Gillen


Staying is a story I wrote for the Mocha Memoirs Flash Fiction "Women in Horror" Contest, 2016:

It won first place.  You can purchase a print copy of it and all the other runners up here: (Disclaimer: I get no portion of the sales)

Written by Moira Gillen

Written by Moira Gillen

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