Downward God – Flash Fiction, Week of Horror Winner

S.E. Casey Author

My latest flash fiction story, DOWNWARD GOD, has been published on the Deadman’s Tome Online Magazine.  I wrote this Lovecraftian tale as an entry in the Deadman’s Tome Month of Horror October weekly flash fiction contest, which it won.


The story was inspired by my preferred characters of the obsessed, the addicted, and the hopelessly compulsive, exploring the psychology that can override choice, morality, and even survival instinct. There is a school of thought stating that the horror story is taking ordinary, everyday characters and throwing them into extraordinary, horrific situations.  Perhaps this is a function my weird fiction preference that I have generally rejected that idea preferring instead to create extraordinary, fringe characters that warp the ordinary, their merciless singularity melting reality to expose the madness of dead things underneath the routine of convention.  For Downward God, the fertile ground I chose are those beloved hardcore yoga enthusiasts who gush about pressure points and third eyes and transcendental consciousness…

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S.E. Casey

S.E. Casey grew up near a lighthouse. He always dreamed of smashing the lighthouse and building something grotesque with the rubble. This is his writing method for his weird, existential tales. Published in many magazines and anthologies, links to his stories can be found at