The Gag Reflex - A Short Story

A childless couple invoke an ancient fertility rite guaranteed to give them the baby they crave. But what will they have to pay in return?
This short story, runner up in the STORGY Halloween Short Story competition, is taken from DARK HEARTS, a collection of fourteen heart-stopping, thought-provoking short stories destined to linger in the mind’s sleepless corners. DARK HEARTS. COLD BLOOD. More
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About Gary Kittle

Gary Kittle is the author of eight eBooks. He was twice shortlisted for the Essex Book Festival Short Story Competition and his play 'Walking Through Wire' was staged (and filmed) in London in 2014. Many of his shorter screenplays have been filmed by Film Colchester and DT Film Productions. 'Data Protection', written by Gary for Dan Allen Films, was shortlisted for the Sci-fi London 48 Hour Film Competition. He has won the 1000 Word Challenge with 'The Uncertainty Principle', and twice been shortlisted, finishing runner-up with 'Kismet'. He was also runner-up in the Storgy Halloween Short Story Competition with 'The Gag Reflex'. His latest books are 'Trapdoors', a collection of stage plays, and a companion volume of radio plays, entitled 'Tripwires'. He is currently writing a new novel, which he intends to publish before the end of the year. He is also releasing a serial horror novel, ‘A Town Called Benny’, with episodes published every Friday and available to subscribers only.
Gary lives and writes in Wivenhoe, Essex, and strongly suspects that given his frantic writing schedule he has almost certainly developed the ability to travel through time.
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