Matt Dovey

home about stories

They Say

Content Warning: Gore, bullying

They surround us both in the school car park, enough of them that numbers don't matter, their shadows snatching the hot sun from our faces. Boys stalking like hyenas; a pack mentality of cruelty and fear.

Madeleine hides behind me. I try to stand tall and brave for her sake, to show her the only honest way to justify your existence in this world: pride.

Read the rest at Nightmare Magazine (issue 129) →
(exclusive until 1st January 2024)

Back to Top