Short story: “Basilisk”

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“Basilisk,” by Peter Gillott

Appeared in Dark Tales, issue 5, autumn 2004

2,234 words

A quick, enjoyable tale, though it suffers from the slightness common to short genre stories. The characters are shallow and unlikable, and exist mainly for the fun of seeing them hurt each other. I’m impressed by the swift pacing, though.