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Dec 23, 2022

Welcome to a special series from The Arcanist Team. Over the next twelve days, we'll be featuring flash fiction from Christopher Stanley's collection The Lamppost Huggers and Other Wretched Tales. Welcome to The Twelve Days of Horror.

On the ninth day of horror, we're taking a closer look at our home appliances, and the weather takes a turn for the surreal.

Christopher Stanley is the author of numerous prize-winning flash fictions, the darkest of which can be found spreading misery and mayhem in his debut collection, The Lamppost Huggers and Other Wretched Tales (The Arcanist, June 2020). He’s also the author of the horror novelette, The Forest is Hungry (Demain Publishing, April 2019). Follow him on Twitter @allthosestrings or visit his website:

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Tales From The Arcanist and Twelve Days of Horror are produced by the editors of The Arcanist. Music provided by WATERCAT from Fugue.