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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.

Adizzy D2 months ago
The Fog
There was a knock at the door. I look at my alarm clock on my nightstand and the time says 1:30 AM. I grab my pants and my sweatshirt and throw them on my cold body. I’m thinking to myself “this bette...
Mike Main2 months ago
Mother Mary (Ch. 1)
Mary Christensen was always a God-fearing woman. Her father, a pastor, made sure of that. Sunday afternoons, after his flock of worshippers cleared, he dictated additional studies to his daughter, ens...
Kayla Redfern2 months ago
Kim
She stood like a statue, eyes cool as ice. Inhaled the sweet aroma of coconut shampoo, taking each breath as if it were all planned ahead of time. Her thumbs caressed the needle with such care and eas...
Zoe Olivia2 months ago
He's Here
I'm nervous to write this, even when I know I'm safe at work. With the fluorescent lights and constant bustle of people in and out of the office. I worry that by the time I'm home he'll be there. He's...
Maria Crank2 months ago
Muerte del Mujeriego (Death of the Womanizer)
A lively Saturday night in a growing city the evening was promising. Young, built, and attractive, Darren’s options for entertainment and pleasure were beyond guaranteed. Plowing into the couch after ...
Aryn Bats2 months ago
The Magnificent Beast
It was a quiet evening, out in the countryside. No sounds of birds or crickets, no sounds from a wind whistling through, as there was no wind this evening. It was eerily silent, the lack of sound was ...
Jaime Heidel2 months ago
'The Echo' - Chapter 11
The Echo - Chapter 10 “Oh, my God!” Cheryl cried, then slapped a hand over her mouth. Her dark eyes searched the room for signs that others were staring at her. They weren't. It was a Saturday, and th...
Shelby Yarchin2 months ago
There's Something in the Woods and I Think it Has My Wife
The fire crackled, sucking away the only coolness that the stone fireplace offered. It was unsure of itself, seeping through the logs and caving out the middle of the wood. It emitted a heated scent; ...
Skyler Mae2 months ago
Cascade
Chapter 3 Ideas: Hunter suddenly opened his eyes, coughing the dirt out of his lungs. He looked around and began to hyperventilate, realizing he was in a small wooden crate. As he pounded his feet on ...
Mattie Woodside2 months ago
Krampus (Pt. 2)
I thought back to that first memory. The memory I was sure started the slow, but treacherous, path into a dark abyss. A cold wind blew howled inside of me. Swirling through my hollowed legs, up throug...
Jaime Heidel2 months ago
'The Echo' - Chapter 10
The Echo - Chapter 9 Start from the beginning: The Echo - Chapter 1 “Thank you so much for the basket, Mr. Jennings,” Kimberly said, holding the phone between her shoulder and ear. “You’re welcome. Ju...
Mattie Woodside2 months ago
Krampus (Pt. 1)
The winter had come early to Frankfurt that year. The wind howled outside in the dark of the night. Snow had fallen and covered the cobbled streets and brick buildings in the most delicate layer. Fath...
Prateek Kathial2 months ago
Illusion
Illusion 25th April 1963, the day I was born bringing sorrow in the life of my father; it was the day he lost everything. As soon as my mother gave me birth, she died and I had to live with this reali...
Lauren Hill2 months ago
Community Service—Chapter 1
Chapter 1 Three teenagers sat in the principal’s office, smelling of weed and regret. I was in the middle, sitting in between my two dumbass friends, glaring at them occasionally. Henry had somewhat s...
Molly McDonald2 months ago
Dinner Party (Pt. 4)
Having everyone stare at her made Evelyn a little uneasy, so she started to read: "Dear Evelyn, You were invited tonight because you know all the secrets of the other three guests here tonight, which ...
Melody Humby2 months ago
The 'Man in the Woods' Game
Nobody knows for sure what happened to the "Man in the Woods." Some say he was murdered and he stalks the forest looking for bodies to steal, others say he hunts people just to turn them into monsters...
Solveig Katherta2 months ago
Marina
You stand at the balcony of the staircase, the early morning sun throwing rainbows of color over you like waves from the stained glass behind you. The cool, crisp air smells sweet as it brushes by thr...
Valentina Sophia2 months ago
Little Miss Molly
There she was again... the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. We took the same bus to and from school, and walk the same road home. I had never had the nerve to talk to her but, right then, I had to...