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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.

James Bradleya day ago
Into the Light
The doctor removed the stethoscope from his ears and, looking at one nurse, shook his head slightly. I felt a sudden shock then, realising the patient had died. Hushed words were spoken as the doctor ...
Scott Tausera day ago
Always Keep the Axe Sharp: Pt. 1
Grampy had a lot of sayings that he would often repeat as lessons, most of them I never truly understood. He spoke in an obsolete vernacular that was often confusing to my ten-year-old self. That and ...
Fin Shepard5 days ago
Bad Girlfriend
He ran through the forest, cuts all over his body, almost certain he had lost the killer, he was afraid to look behind him, because he knew with his luck he’d trip or run into something. Flashbacks ru...
Jaime Heidel8 days ago
'The Echo'—Chapter 23
The Echo—Chapter 22 “She’s not feeling well at all,” Cheryl told her. “That’s why I figured we’d bring her back home instead of taking her out with us for dinner. She keeps nodding off, the poor thing...
Reed Alexander10 days ago
Cold: A Sample of a Short Story Published in the 'Sorrow Anthology'
Here’s a sample of my short thriller entitled “Cold.” You can find the full version in Sorrow: A Horror Anthology on Amazon. Check out the link to consider buying a copy. Cold. There was no other way ...
Joshua Dyer10 days ago
Restless
Flickering flames. Dancing shadows upon the high walls. A great room, like a cave. Our circle joins. Everyone’s here, hand in hand around a massive round table. My heart’s beating out of my chest. Mom...
Randy Sinclair10 days ago
The Light Within the Abyss
“We were told to investigate the university, to find out what the source of the noise was. Something along the lines of hearing screams coming from the left wing of the historical/ scientific hall. Th...
The Hunted
A big blur moves among the trees. Blair runs through the woods with her dirty blonde hair swooshing around her as she repeatedly moves her head around her surroundings in a fast motion. Her breath fog...
The Suicide of Sparrow's Salem
"Why can't we talk, Sparrow?" Another midnight visit. Another rejection. "We could have, once upon a time, under much better circumstances. Instead, you chose to do the worst thing a person could do t...
Preston Dildine15 days ago
The Wake
He had no idea why he said what he said. The words just sort of tumbled out before he could stop them. And there he stood, staring into amber eyes that were now brimming with tears. Eyes that so forme...
Kathryn Parker15 days ago
The Echo
Synopsis, Chapters One & Two
Alvin Ellis19 days ago
The Boy
Who knew death could be so cold and warm at the same time. The blood that soaked his uniform was warm, but losing blood kept me chilled. They were dying, if not already dead. At least his death would ...
Elijah Taylor21 days ago
Murder at Hillcrest
The guests finally arrive at the manor for dinner. It is a cold and frosty night, the windows are frozen shut and the wind rattles the shutters. One after the next, the guests enter the manor and cong...
Katie Larsen21 days ago
Kaleb and the Wolf
As Kaleb sat in the office with his sisters, cousin, and niece, all red-eyed and somber, he reminded himself that this day would come eventually. None of the family thought the end would be this way t...
Michael Onstott24 days ago
Walking Down the Crossroads
I look at the sides of this path and see many sand dunes. Now I was in the desert... somehow. I keep walking down the path, and every so often I see a body or two laying there in the sand. Sometimes a...
Marcus Andersona month ago
The Curse of Rebecca Walker
Rebecca Walker became submerged in water with a lid over her. No one helped her. She woke up on the first day of summer vacation. Like most teenagers her age, she was ready to cause havoc around town ...
Adizzy Da month ago
The Witches
I came from a small town down south, my parents got divorced and my mother wanted to move back to her hometown. I was given the choice to either stay with my aunt or move across the country with my mo...
Ryan Morettia month ago
Can't Sleep
I don't know what it is... but I can't sleep. Let me explain. I've been living alone for awhile, but I haven't felt alone. My house is in a strange part of town, further from civilization than I'd lik...