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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.

Elijah Taylor13 hours ago
Chemistry Pt. III
I awake in a cold sweat with no recollection of the night prior. I feel my neck and it's covered in blood. Nate usually isn't that aggressive with biting, and he certainly wouldn't have turned me. I d...
Patrick Tuttle3 days ago
The Vagabond
The light of the moon cast the desert in shimmering blue, and the stars above were alight like spilled glitter. It was almost enough to distract me from the gnawing hunger pains, of how weak and tired...
Jaime Heidel4 days ago
'The Echo' - Chapter 14
The Echo - Chapter 13 “So, where is the Norman Rockwell family today?” Paul asked as he took a bite of grilled chicken. Kimberly chuckled at her brother's reference to Debra and her family. “They're a...
Natalie C.5 days ago
Killing Spree
Stabbing the knife deep into her side, continuously pulling my hand up with the knife and forcefully pushing it back down. Seeing the dark red blood drip onto my fingers. I tightly grip the handle har...
Natalie C.6 days ago
The Land of the Surviving
Across the ocean and beyond the treacherous mountaintops lay a small village that was lost and forgotten. Some of the most unspeakable events happen there. The things you only hear about in fairy tale...
Thomas Sebacher7 days ago
Grave
Thunder rings in the distance, a low rumbling sound. I stand amidst the buildings of a small town, the inhabitants laying now in their beds, oblivious to their peril. The storm is coming, the dawn bre...
Eliza Vargas7 days ago
Laughter
Everyone else was laughing. From the moment I walked into the room and I couldn't understand why. Were they laughing at me? Did I walk in funny? Is there something wrong with the way I look that I did...
Mike Main8 days ago
Mother Mary (Ch. 2)
In the kitchen, Mary preheated the oven and took the roast out of the refrigerator. "Devil Picture Shows," the radio preacher’s voice echoed between her ears. "Free pornography is available everywhere...
Adizzy D8 days ago
They Want You
I’m sitting in my living room when I hear it, laughing. The sounds of whispering and laughing. I get up and I go to investigate. I call Roy and grab his leash, “We are going for walk buddy,” I say gin...
Raven Valkyrie9 days ago
Call to the Arms of the Outcasts
The morning started off normal in the household of the Proctors. Light seeped through the crack in the cloth blinds that hung over the windows. In the old room of the deceased parents lay the eldest s...
Jaime Heidel9 days ago
'The Echo'—Chapter 13
The Echo - Chapter 12 Kimberly hadn’t realized she’d taped her finger to the package until she tried to grab the scissors and heard a tearing sound. “Dammit!” She was kneeling on the floor of her stud...
Jaime Heidel10 days ago
'The Echo' - Chapter 12
The Echo - Chapter 11 “So, Debra is just like your school counselor, Hazel,” Kimberly explained, giving her daughter a quick smile. “Do you understand a little better now?” Lynn nodded. As Kimberly dr...
Autumn Brown10 days ago
What's in That Cave?
The woods were silent except for the few high-pitched chirps of the birds hidden among the tree tops. Sunlight glinted through openings in the tall oaks and birches, and floated down to the forest flo...
Don Anderson II11 days ago
A Minor Man (Part IV)
---------Continued from "A Minor Man", "A Minor Man (Part II)", and "A Minor Man (Part III)"------------ Max is dead now, Karen is using the pendulum over the map that Max had, and Simon gets up to go...
Kat Woods11 days ago
Val (Pt. 8)
"Valerie," a strange voice calls through the darkness, "Valerie, hey." My head pounds violently. Nausea hugs my stomach. "Valerie. Come on, wake up." I open my eyes. A bright, blinding light welcomes ...
Adizzy D12 days ago
Pictures
Developed film lined the walls of Maxine’s dark room along with negatives. “This just can not be!” “My camera didn’t even work in the woods, it powered down as soon as I turned it on!” A few days afte...
Ruby Steel12 days ago
Chapter Three
Tara woke with a start, a liquor bottle in her hand and a hammering headache. She sat up on the couch she had been laying on and became nauseated. She glanced around the messy floor, searching for a t...
elle jacks13 days ago
When I Woke
The bell struck, and I woke. Woke up to find myself in a rather unusual place, beautiful even; although I could feel a sense of uncertainty around. I wasn't in the comfort of my home, nor in the warm ...