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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.

Lana Broussard2 hours 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 Zimmers4 hours 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 hours 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 Zimmersa day 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 Zimmersa day 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. Culluma day 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 Zimmers2 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 Zimmers3 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 Zimmers3 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...
John Ridgway3 days ago
She
She always dressed in faded black jeans with the knees torn out and sleeveless T-shirts emblazoned across the chest with the logos of famous rock bands (who inevitably, mother said, seemed to have the...
Cobe Wilson4 days ago
The Darkness
The darkness, it follows us everywhere. Even in the very brightest of places, the darkness hides in the corners of existence. Within our hearts, the darkness conceals itself within thoughts and desire...
Spiritual Intentions
My dad moved us, my brother and me. We moved to a new home in a small town. We left our friends and old life behind. Prior to our move, my mother decided we were no longer what she wanted, so she left...
John Ridgway4 days ago
I Bought 90 Hamsters
I BOUGHT NINETY HAMSTERS I bought ninety hamsters. You would think this would be a good thing.... but like so much of my life, things have gone horribly, horribly wrong. This sad tale began when M. ha...
Liz Zimmers5 days ago
Dear Diary
I creep down the page, one foot after the other sliding to the next line of text, feeling my way with my bare toes. The light around me is dim and creamy, the glow of the night-reading lamp beside her...
A. D. Cullum8 days ago
Monogatari: The Tale of Castra (Part 2)
Castra and Fenora bow to the altar. In front of them the High Deacon is praying. The room is dilapidated, cracks and vines cover the walls. As he stands and turns smiling. HIGH DEACON How are you two? CASTRA We are well. High Deacon. Fenora responds by giving a small bow. The Deacon walks towards one of the benches and sits on it. HIGH DEACON Good, good. I wanted to tell you—The reaper is getting closer. CASTRA The reaper is a fairy tale. HIGH DEACON It is a tale we tell you when you are young. ...
Sabrina Rodgers11 days ago
9678
9678 woke up in a cold sweat. His already racing heart pounded in his chest and his lungs pumped quick, shallow breaths. They moved him to another facility; this door was a solid metal several inches ...
Sabrina Rodgers11 days ago
Jilāya
Jilāya was the monster and she knew it. She knew that she was the creature that parents told their children about a night. She knew how they would tell children about how she hide under the beds and i...