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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.

denise knight2 days ago
The Halloween Abduction (Ch 2)
Abbeville, AL is a little town nestled between the small town of Headland, AL and the tourist city of Eufaula, AL. It is a town where much of the population put a high emphasis on faith and family. Li...
Tyrell McKinney2 days ago
Gate
He was never sure of how it started… Maybe it was after he decided not to go with his mother on their usual field trips to the local grocery store every Wednesday morning. He could never forget her we...
Ed Herrschaft4 days ago
Searching for the Sound
I walked through the deserted house, curious if I could find anything worth selling. In the far end of the house, I heard a creak of a board and my heart immediately jumped into my throat. I got a hol...
r. nuñez5 days ago
Grandmother’s Present
It is a mid-summer morning in the chaparral country of South Texas, about a day’s ride from the Mexican border. A young girl of about 10 stands on the side of a hill, on a foot-worn path that separate...
Rachael Wood7 days ago
Ryan's Gift
Ryan’s mother pushed open the door to her daughter’s bedroom. The child lay still in her bed, her chest slowly rising with each breath. She smiled softly, taking in the moment. Her daughter slept inno...
r. nuñez8 days ago
Lacerta
A Junction in the Country The obituaries in a newspaper from Santa Alicia, Texas, dated the first of October, 1948, include the name of Lacerta. The article mentions the fact that no other appellation...
Eliza Vargas9 days ago
Two Bodies, One Spirit
The creature frozen in place lies there on the ground. Breathing slightly, emulating how I felt with the wound in my side. Weak, growing colder by the minute becoming more and more lifeless. I stared ...
Quinn McCoy10 days ago
Dreams of Darkness: Chapter 1
Chapter One Tabitha woke with a start; sitting up in her bed. Alert. She still tasted the horrid smell of garbage on her tongue; making her stomach do queasy flips. Her head was throbbing and sweat ra...
Jess s11 days ago
In the Darkness (Pt. 2)
Claire would always remember the day she met the love of her life. It was sunny, warm and beautiful, and while she did prefer cloudy days... there was just something about that day in particular that ...
Holly Bushnell13 days ago
A Voice Amongst the Voiceless
My days are numbered. That much I am sure of. Oppressive, artificial heat from above beats down onto my skin. Everything about my life is intensive. I am trapped here, with so many others, whose faces...
Jared Smith14 days ago
Horribly Horrific
Plutarch Octavius was born into one of the wealthiest families in all of Europe. All the other noble families within a fortnight’s journey arrived to witness the birth of a new elite. Plutarch had the...
r. nuñez15 days ago
Gamble with the Devil
A Troubled Young Man Lúcio rubbed his eyes and snorted. Snorting was something he did a great deal, but here, the smoke from the campfire was getting to him. And then, there was the other smoke, which...
Matas Gaigalas15 days ago
One Shark, One Soul, One Shoe
I sit here now, at my old oak desk, looking at the old crumpled newspaper picture. In it I see a fish which now swims along the seabed terrorising other species. To be honest, all I can do is sit now ...
Rodolfo Garcia16 days ago
Through the Flames (Pt. 5)
Arthur looked around to see if anyone else heard the ear piercing scream that came from the blackened building two doors away from him. There was no one near this building. "Hey Anselm, did you hear t...
Survival Journal Entry 4
Over the last couple days things have been kind of quiet. Very busy but quiet, which is good. We went up to Big Bear and good news, I held it together. We finally got a trade deal figured out after a ...
Chad soukup 18 days ago
Words for the Dead
What I'm about to share with you is what happens to man with no interactions, nothing to share, nowhere to go and nothing to do. After such a time, the human mind molds to its surroundings to the poin...
Rodolfo Garcia18 days ago
Through the Flames (Pt. 4)
No rest. Arthur slept restlessly, dreaming about his family, his town, the fire that engulfed everything around him, the panic he felt, the fear that gripped at his heart. He relived the whole ordeal ...
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Teresa Mathers19 days ago
Wailing Children
I was laying in my bed. I was aboard a north-bound train. All of a sudden I heard a little voice speak. It whispered, “Have you heard of the wailing children?” I froze. I looked to my left and saw a l...