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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.

Jaime Heidel2 months ago
'The Echo'—Chapter 23
The Echo—Chapter 22 “She’s not feeling well at all,” Cheryl told her. “That’s why I figured we’d bring her back home instead of taking her out with us for dinner. She keeps nodding off, the poor thing...
Reed Alexander2 months ago
Cold: A Sample of a Short Story Published in the 'Sorrow Anthology'
Here’s a sample of my short thriller entitled “Cold.” You can find the full version in Sorrow: A Horror Anthology on Amazon. Check out the link to consider buying a copy. Cold. There was no other way ...
Joshua Dyer2 months ago
Restless
Flickering flames. Dancing shadows upon the high walls. A great room, like a cave. Our circle joins. Everyone’s here, hand in hand around a massive round table. My heart’s beating out of my chest. Mom...
Randy Sinclair2 months ago
The Light Within the Abyss
“We were told to investigate the university, to find out what the source of the noise was. Something along the lines of hearing screams coming from the left wing of the historical/ scientific hall. Th...
Angelarose Shortt2 months ago
The Hunted
A big blur moves among the trees. Blair runs through the woods with her dirty blonde hair swooshing around her as she repeatedly moves her head around her surroundings in a fast motion. Her breath fog...
Preston Dildine2 months ago
The Wake
He had no idea why he said what he said. The words just sort of tumbled out before he could stop them. And there he stood, staring into amber eyes that were now brimming with tears. Eyes that so forme...
Kathryn Parker2 months ago
The Echo
Synopsis, Chapters One & Two
Alvin Ellis2 months ago
The Boy
Who knew death could be so cold and warm at the same time. The blood that soaked his uniform was warm, but losing blood kept me chilled. They were dying, if not already dead. At least his death would ...
Elijah Taylor2 months ago
Murder at Hillcrest
The guests finally arrive at the manor for dinner. It is a cold and frosty night, the windows are frozen shut and the wind rattles the shutters. One after the next, the guests enter the manor and cong...
Katie Larsen2 months ago
Kaleb and the Wolf
As Kaleb sat in the office with his sisters, cousin, and niece, all red-eyed and somber, he reminded himself that this day would come eventually. None of the family thought the end would be this way t...
Michael Onstott3 months ago
Walking Down the Crossroads
I look at the sides of this path and see many sand dunes. Now I was in the desert... somehow. I keep walking down the path, and every so often I see a body or two laying there in the sand. Sometimes a...
Marcus Anderson3 months ago
The Curse of Rebecca Walker
Rebecca Walker became submerged in water with a lid over her. No one helped her. She woke up on the first day of summer vacation. Like most teenagers her age, she was ready to cause havoc around town ...
Adizzy D3 months ago
The Witches
I came from a small town down south, my parents got divorced and my mother wanted to move back to her hometown. I was given the choice to either stay with my aunt or move across the country with my mo...
Ryan Moretti3 months ago
Can't Sleep
I don't know what it is... but I can't sleep. Let me explain. I've been living alone for awhile, but I haven't felt alone. My house is in a strange part of town, further from civilization than I'd lik...
Ember Joy3 months ago
Chapter 1
This story contains graphic scenes of violence, cursing, blood, murder, and zombie attacks. Not for the faint of heart! Also, the story will be giving some (emphasis on "some") details and tips on sur...
Britt Carter3 months ago
A Screen
As you sit in your seat reading this story, think about how often a screen is a part of your daily routine. From the small ones on your phones to the wide ones on your wall, they have become a norm. T...
Hannah Woods3 months ago
Demon Mother
It was unusually bright on the balcony that night, despite the lights from the other apartments shining through the windows. I was leaned up against the railing on the opposite side of where my apartm...
Jaime Heidel3 months ago
'The Echo' - Chapter 22
The Echo - Chapter 21 Kimberly’s cell phone rang while she was on the interstate, heading home. She had too much on her mind. She’d been trying to figure out what to make for dinner, wondering how her...