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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.

John Ridgway9 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 Wilson9 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 Ridgway10 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 Zimmers10 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. Cullum13 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 Rodgers16 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 Rodgers17 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...
Monique Star17 days ago
Once You Enter, You'll Never Want to Leave
I had just arrived at the train station when my mom asked if I was on my way home. I went to one of the benches and texted her that I was at the station waiting for the train. I wasn't the kind of tee...
I See Red
It's only 4 more blocks to grandmother’s house. When I told my friends I was fine walking home from the bar alone, it was before Jake Wolff showed up. I had taken the same walk thousands of times befo...
Jessica Laymon20 days ago
A Different Light
A short story
Lystra Vestal20 days ago
Bloodlines
Talion leaned back in his chair as the mirror returned to its usual sheen. He stared out at his reflection, a slow smile spreading across his face. "Finally," he laughed. A knock sounded at the door. ...
A. D. Cullum20 days ago
Monogatari: The Tale of Castra
NARRATOR Flames engulf the Fountain Garden as Castra is on the floor holding onto her shoulder, blood streaking down her arm. Fenora kneels next to her, breathing hard. Their loose, thick trench coats are in tatters, soaked in blood, with dirt all over. FENORA Come on! Stand up. CASTRA I can't. NARRATOR Castra shakes her head. Her vision blurs in and out as Fenora looks down in thought. FENORA Then drag yourself through the gate, she won't be able to follow. CASTRA And what about you? FENORA I'l...
Carlos Guerra21 days ago
Running Round Red Mountain (Ch. 3)
(Message to the reader: If you have not read the first two chapters of the series, I highly recommend starting with those first. You can do so by heading over to my profile down below. However, if you...
LaLa Leo21 days ago
Don't Go There (Part 4)
Don't Go There Written By: LaLa Leo February-March 2019 Part IV - The Mountain of the Dead "First Love Yourself. Today, we fly!" -LaLa Leo Several miles in and surrounded by utter darkness, aside from...
LaLa Leo21 days ago
Don't Go There (Part 3)
Don't Go There Written By: LaLa Leo February 2019 Part III - A Hiker's Nightmare "What really happened to my friends that night...?" - Yuri Yudin, The Dyatlov Pass Incident (Horror Movie) by Renny Har...
LaLa Leo22 days ago
Don't Go There (Part 2)
Don't Go There Written By: LaLa Leo February 2019 Part II - A Hiker's Dream "The best of the best can be the worst of the worst at times. Yes, misquoted, but still true." - LaLa Leo Igor danced happil...
Sabrina Sthay23 days ago
Little Secrets (Ch. 1)
Let’s skip the prologue and jump right into it, shall we? The two of them were sisters in a rather large and complicated family known as the Roberts. They were both pretty girls with unique abilities,...