fiction

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.

Thomas Sebachera month ago
Grave
Thunder rings in the distance, a low rumbling sound. I stand amidst the buildings of a small town, the inhabitants laying now in their beds, oblivious to their peril. The storm is coming, the dawn bre...
Eliza Vargasa month ago
Laughter
Everyone else was laughing. From the moment I walked into the room and I couldn't understand why. Were they laughing at me? Did I walk in funny? Is there something wrong with the way I look that I did...
Mike Maina month ago
Mother Mary (Ch. 2)
In the kitchen, Mary preheated the oven and took the roast out of the refrigerator. "Devil Picture Shows," the radio preacher’s voice echoed between her ears. "Free pornography is available everywhere...
Adizzy Da month ago
They Want You
I’m sitting in my living room when I hear it, laughing. The sounds of whispering and laughing. I get up and I go to investigate. I call Roy and grab his leash, “We are going for walk buddy,” I say gin...
Raven Valkyriea month ago
Call to the Arms of the Outcasts
The morning started off normal in the household of the Proctors. Light seeped through the crack in the cloth blinds that hung over the windows. In the old room of the deceased parents lay the eldest s...
Jaime Heidela month ago
'The Echo'—Chapter 13
The Echo - Chapter 12 Kimberly hadn’t realized she’d taped her finger to the package until she tried to grab the scissors and heard a tearing sound. “Dammit!” She was kneeling on the floor of her stud...
Jaime Heidela month ago
'The Echo' - Chapter 12
The Echo - Chapter 11 “So, Debra is just like your school counselor, Hazel,” Kimberly explained, giving her daughter a quick smile. “Do you understand a little better now?” Lynn nodded. As Kimberly dr...
Autumn Browna month ago
What's in That Cave?
The woods were silent except for the few high-pitched chirps of the birds hidden among the tree tops. Sunlight glinted through openings in the tall oaks and birches, and floated down to the forest flo...
Don Anderson IIa month ago
A Minor Man (Part IV)
---------Continued from "A Minor Man", "A Minor Man (Part II)", and "A Minor Man (Part III)"------------ Max is dead now, Karen is using the pendulum over the map that Max had, and Simon gets up to go...
Kat Woodsa month ago
Val (Pt. 8)
"Valerie," a strange voice calls through the darkness, "Valerie, hey." My head pounds violently. Nausea hugs my stomach. "Valerie. Come on, wake up." I open my eyes. A bright, blinding light welcomes ...
Adizzy Da month ago
Pictures
Developed film lined the walls of Maxine’s dark room along with negatives. “This just can not be!” “My camera didn’t even work in the woods, it powered down as soon as I turned it on!” A few days afte...
Ruby Steela month ago
Chapter Three
Tara woke with a start, a liquor bottle in her hand and a hammering headache. She sat up on the couch she had been laying on and became nauseated. She glanced around the messy floor, searching for a t...
elle jacks2 months ago
When I Woke
The bell struck, and I woke. Woke up to find myself in a rather unusual place, beautiful even; although I could feel a sense of uncertainty around. I wasn't in the comfort of my home, nor in the warm ...
Ruby Steel2 months ago
Chapter One
Two pale figures stood in the mist, at the edge of a lake. They both stared out at the whirlpool in the center. Bright wings glowed through the fog. Darkness filled the sky, a blue quarter moon and pu...
Marielle Sabbag2 months ago
A Knock at the Door (An Original Fiction)
There was a knock at the door. It was a Friday night, but not the Friday night I wanted to have. It was such a fresh summer night, with the wind lightly blowing and it was quiet. I could have been out...
Adizzy D2 months ago
The Woods
It’s five in the morning and it’s a crisp fall Saturday morning. I decided to go for a walk in the local woods. I have my bags packed and my camera ready for some leaf peeping. It’s New England and th...
Susan C 2 months ago
Halloween Is Supposed to Be Fun
They were a group of six. Dalton, Marci, Vanessa, Hannah, Micah, and Bryson. You hardly ever saw one without the other five unless they were in class. They had rented a large house off campus together...
Michelle Werbeck2 months ago
Mourir, Décéder (To Die) (Ch. 1)
The year was 1996 and I was working a dead end job reporting for some local paper. It wasn’t hard, but it wasn’t exactly easy either. In our small town it was the same thing every week. You go out and...