A Pest Problem

"It's moving?" "What is?" A couple's nightly routine is disturbed by curious noises.

“It’s just the house settling,” the man says, barely looking up as the woman glances toward the creaking coming from the ceiling. 

“It’s a new building, how much settling does it need to do?” 

He doesn’t respond, engrossed in what he’s working on. With one last glance at the now quiet ceiling, she rolls over, pulls the covers up to her neck and closes her eyes. 

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Allison Spooner

Allison Spooner brings worlds, characters, and stories to life in as few words as possible. In the last two years, she's published two books of short fiction; Flash in the Dark: A Collection of Flash Fiction and The Problem With Humans: And Other Stories. Allison’s writing crosses genres and has been compared to The Twilight Zone and Harlon Ellison.

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