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Horror fiction that delivers on its promise to scare, startle, frighten and unsettle. These stories are fake, but the shivers down your spine won't be.

A. D. Cullum13 hours ago
Monogatari: The Tale of Castra (Part 4)
Castra brings her greatsword over her and swings down, destroying the cobble stones underneath. Garrol dodges to the side with a roll and lunges with his sword. Tilting the greatsword on its axis, Garrol's sword collides with the flat area of the greatsword. Bringing his shield over, he swings down towards the greatsword with the intention of forcing it from Castra’s hand. Castra digs in the end of the sword into the ground and forces the blade up ripping up the ground, and flinging the debris i...
Mina Ramey2 days ago
Welcome Home
Ring. Ring. Ring. “Hello? Donaldson residence?” “Hi, Mommy.” “Who is this?” “You don’t recognize your own daughter?” Delia’s blood instantly ran cold. There was no way it could be her. Mackenzie had b...
RM Forrest3 days ago
The Dare! (Ep. 1, Pt. 2)
It’s been two months since anyone has seen or heard from Bobby Miller. His name will come up in a conversation or two every now and again, but Jenny still wonders whatever happened to him. Guess all t...
RM Forrest3 days ago
The Dare!
“It was just a dare! He never came back out,” Jenny said, with a worried tone in her voice as she rushed in to see her best friend Mike, who was sitting in a booth at the local eating joint the Grill’...
shaunah bella4 days ago
The Omen
The warm colour of dusty orange filled the sky. Children filled up the playgrounds as the day came to an end. The November wind slapped on my skin as I read Atonement by Ian McEwan. While I read the l...
Reed Alexander4 days ago
Sample: 'Inhuman Error.' First of the UPD Series, by James Lief and Reed Alexander, 2019
Inhuman Error: Part of a three book series that follows a specialist unit of the FBI called the Unnatural Perpetrators Department. The UPD is charged with hunting down and stopping serial killers of '...
Rachel Jacobs4 days ago
Ouija
The words he shouted were not his. His body levitated in the air, head titled up to the dark sky as he screamed in Korean. The four of us standing below him, eyes full of tears, so confused. “Andy...”...
Liz Zimmers5 days ago
Hair of the Dog (Finale)
Trudy Bigg had a walk-in freezer. We had a dead werewolf in need of preservation. We rolled into the empty parking lot at MeeMaw’s with Maudie’s lolling carcass in the Jeep, wrapped in its borrowed ta...
Lana Broussard5 days ago
Vampires
Dena Kay liked to take me to the movies when she didn’t have anyone else to ask along. I liked going, as of course, I would like to go just about anywhere. After all, it wasn’t a whole lotta fun, and ...
Liz Zimmers6 days ago
Hair of the Dog (Pt. 6)
She rose out of the darkness of the laurels and made her way to the foot of the steps, fast and lithe, her bare feet silent. Her nakedness was terrible, her body lean and ropy with muscle, her limbs l...
Mina Ramey6 days ago
Roses
My roses were blooming again. I'd always tried to take special care of them. They were my prized possessions and the only thing that seemed to bring me any peace or joy while I was stuck in the degene...
Liz Zimmers6 days ago
Hair of the Dog (Pt. 5)
Just like that, my romance with the night was over. A wave of adrenalized fear swept me up the steps and past him into the lobby. My teeth clacked and shivers wracked me. Whatever warm fuzziness our d...
Liz Zimmers6 days ago
Hair of the Dog (Part 4)
I emerged into the hot fog of beer, grease, and cheap aftershave that defined Friday night at MeeMaw’s, and for a moment, I was sure the storm had arrived to knock out the electricity. The place was d...
A. D. Cullum7 days ago
Monogatari: The Tale of Castra (Part 3)
Fenora sits on Jaden’s bed. She has a hand on the side of his head as blue energy funnels into him. JADEN You need to have enough for the two of you as well you know. FENORA I do, and I will. Taking care of you doesn't drain me too much. She moves her hand, and taps him on his forehead. FENORA Besides, I can't be having my little brother spending the day in bed. JADEN You're too nice. FENORA And that's a bad thing? JADEN Sometimes. FENORA I'm the elder here. JADEN And? FENORA Be nice to the othe...
Liz Zimmers7 days ago
Hair of the Dog (Pt. 3)
MeeMaw’s Tavern gleamed in the hazy twilight, the flaws in its weather-bitten white paint smoothed away by storm light and the romantic flush of neon beer signs. A low building, it appeared to rise fr...
Liz Zimmers9 days ago
Hair of the Dog (Pt. 2)
Inside, the cabin was dim and musty. Crumbling stacks of newspapers covered every surface. The kitchen counter held a collection of dented coffee cans, some bent and shedding rust. An ancient glass co...
Liz Zimmers9 days ago
Hair of the Dog
“Your husband might want to hear this if he’s doing the driving. Preston’s place ain’t easy to find out there in the woods.” Red John Kovak dipped two fingers of wintergreen-scented snuff from a dente...
The Porcelain Doll
“Sweetheart, today I have a gift for you.” "What is it?” I asked my grandmother's friend. “Why it’s a doll, a porcelain doll.” It was beautiful, but something about it just did not seem right. It gave...