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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.

Michelle Werbeck7 hours ago
A Good Book
The snow was falling outside the window of the old bookstore. You could tell the store was old from the mold in every corner and the smell of cats. As I sifted through each bookshelf, I could tell mos...
Alexandra F9 hours ago
Mon Ange (My Angel)
I was one of Louis XVI’s (sez) many black dot assassins. One wouldn’t suspect a woman, so it was easier to go through the city unnoticed, even without being on the arm of a man. I wore my hair differe...
Melody Humby10 hours ago
Worms
“An engineer!” Eli shouted. Trying to have a conversation was impossible in a club when the music was so loud he could feel it ringing in his ears. Not that it mattered anyway, she wasn’t really payin...
Susan C a day ago
Just a Dream
The feeling of dread he could not shake. Brian seemed to always be looking over his shoulder, he drove extra careful, checked his windows and doors twice before leaving or going to bed, and kept his d...
Amy Colemana day ago
This Flipping House
Kim and John flip houses. It hasn’t always been this way, but five years ago they decided to change their lives and work for themselves. Kim used to be a secretary at the local doctor’s office, and Jo...
Jaime Heidela day ago
'The Echo' - Chapter 7
The Echo - Chapter 6 By dinnertime, Lynn was all smiles and cheer again. She talked non-stop about her new clothes and insisted on modeling them for Gary when dinner was over. She pranced around the l...
emily 3 days ago
Blackout
I woke up this morning to my head throbbing and a pool of sweat around me. With eyes still closed, I reached over to the other side of the bed for my boyfriend, Liam, but he wasn’t there. I opened my ...
The Night Bus
"Come on..." Ramona shook the door handle to her apartment in frustration. No matter how many times she tried to insert her key to open it, her door would not budge. So she continued to shake it furio...
Emily Dheel3 days ago
After Dusk
The wolves always howled late into the night, along with the metallic screeching of wayward trains, carrying their cargo out west. The trains always moved a little faster, with a bit more conviction a...
Sebastian Dove4 days ago
Useful Toys Don’t Last Long
Daniel was getting more and more worried. Times they are changing, no one knows what the future holds. Whatever we thought was secure is sliding in a slipstream, like sand between fingers. “Have you d...
Emily Dheel5 days ago
Rope
Jay was a normal kid. An absolutely, completely normal kid. I'm not sure why that happened... but I do know, the day we learned that Jay Martin was found strung up in a fucking oak tree in the park, t...
Michelle Hunter5 days ago
Child's Play
Lucy’s dangling up side down from the window seat in the playroom when the higgledy piggledy pile of washing up starts singing that really old song again. Her arm is sticking out from her head and it ...
Jaime Heidel5 days ago
Hospitality
“Dammit!” Morgan Wheeler slammed her fist down on the steering wheel. Easing her blue sedan to the side of the road, she parked and turned off the ignition. “Where the hell am I?” She glared at her GP...
Jaime Heidel6 days ago
'The Echo' (Chapter 6)
The Echo—Chapter 5 “She just didn’t remember,” Kimberly said into the telephone. She was curled up on the couch, a blanket over her, staring out the window as the rain continued its relentless onslaug...
Sharlene Alba7 days ago
A Benevolent Touch
James Price had been a very naughty man up until karma had finally taken it upon itself to collect. He'd spent most of his days working at a minimum wage job, which barely left him with enough money t...
Sara Kenney7 days ago
You Are What You Eat
Have you ever had a wet dream about pork sausage links or bacon-wrapped meatloaf? If so you might be like our stud Chuck Mcdonald. He is a lovely man who's dating profile says, “Country man with salt-...
Sara Kenney8 days ago
Seven Plagues
“Well, well, well, we meet again.” “Good day Lucifer, how have you been?” “Just fucking dandy, a little burnt, but what else is new.” “What do I owe this pleasure?” “Bored and was wondering if you wan...
Brittney Lynn9 days ago
How Did You Know?
"How did you know?" I asked not sure I wanted the answer. I thought I had been careful. I thought she was asleep. She was usually asleep by this time. However, it's been six months, her habits could h...