Runner-up 2014

John O’Connor caught our judicial eye with this creepy tale.


Serial Dating

‘Meeting people online is fun, and it’s safe,’ she called from inside the bathroom where she was fixing her makeup, ready for her next blind date.

‘That sounds like an ad for a dating agency,’ her flatmate replied from the other side of the door.

‘You must stop worrying about me, after all, that’s how we met.’

‘But how do you know he’s not this serial killer that’s been in the papers?’

‘I don’t, but I’ll take a chance,’ she laughed.

Only then did she notice how unusually clean the bathroom was. She noticed the smell of bleach. Then she noticed the tiny, red specks on the tiles. She didn’t notice the door handle slowly start to turn.


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