Sara Lundberg

Sara is a Kansas-grown author of the fantasy and horror persuasions. She is convinced that fantastical things are waiting for her just around the corner, and until she finds the right corner, she writes about those things instead.

Bone Deep

The ebony-black door had been permeating my dreams, its silver bolts, inlay, and door latch glimmering as if winking at me. Dream me stood before it, and I hefted a small key carved from bone in my hand. The blackness of the empty keyhole called to me, and I leaned forward. “Come away from that […]

Blood and Darkness

We lay naked, spooning, on her four-poster bed, the silk sheets having been thrown back during our nocturnal activities. I curl my body up, trying to avoid skin contact, but she curls more tightly around me, not letting me get away, this time. “It will only hurt for a second, my love.” Her voice is […]

 

Christmas All My Life

Dear Santa, My name is Jessica and I am eleven years old. I am writing to you to tell you what I want for Christmas. I don’t want toys. Mommy and Daddy buy me lots of toys. I don’t want clothes. Gramma always gets me clothes. I don’t want books. We go to the library […]

Matter of Time

Jacob rummaged in between the couch cushions so loudly that Jennifer finally paused the TV and harrumphed. “What are you even doing, Jake?” “My pretzel fell down in there.” “So? Get another one.” “I don’t want another one. I want that one.” He rummaged some more. “I don’t get it. It should be right here.” […]

Apple of Her Mother’s Eye

“Mom! We’re out of apples,” Alexa yelled, head stuck deep in the refrigerator. She couldn’t keep the panic from her voice. “Well, take a pear instead!” Alexa rummaged through the fruit drawer again, hoping maybe one rolled behind something else. “Alexa Dawn, don’t stand there with the refrigerator door open.” “Mom. I need an apple.” […]