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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.

Molly McDonald2 months ago
Dinner Party (Pt. 2 and 3)
Part Two: Living Room Interactions Toni locked eyes with Jonathan and quickly turned away. Jonathan approached her and tried to talk to her, but she kept shushing her. “I guess I’ll be the one to brea...
Kayla Knight2 months ago
The Boy in the Photos
She couldn't make sense of it; why was this boy appearing in all of her family's photo albums? Every. Single. One. A sigh escaped from her trembling lips. She had came up here to escape from her perso...
Madison Brentson2 months ago
People Watching
I never thought I would people watch so much in my life. Day after day I sat at the same bench in the park and tried to picture what was going on in the lives around me. The first person I tried to re...
Kayla Estremera3 months ago
Her Spirit Awaits (Pt. 1)
“The day started off like any other day. There was a crisp, autumn feel in the air. Perfect sweater weather. The scent of pumpkin spice filled the hallways, typical. Everyone was on their way to class...
Emily Ericson3 months ago
The Man Who Shook
I felt the usual breeze of the passing train as I stood waiting for mine. It was a quarter until 11 when I realized that I was one of a few people at the station that night. There were some other busi...
Henry Sheperd3 months ago
Expectations
1. I tried catching up to him. He pushed further, trying to lose me in the distance. "Marco, please..." He turns around to tell me to go away but I don't listen. I knew he wanted something. "I can't j...
Jaime Heidel3 months ago
'The Echo' - Chapter 9
The Echo - Chapter 8 Kimberly examined herself in the full-length mirror by the dresser. The dark, cranberry cocktail dress she’d bought a few years ago still hugged her body sensuously, bringing out ...
Emily Bell3 months ago
The Water’s Edge
Every night at dusk like clockwork, we would see him come out from the hidden interior of his island. He would leave the shelter of the ancient trees to stand by the water’s edge. Seemingly waiting fo...
Jeanette Later3 months ago
The Tunnel
The rock door had paintings on it, just as it was described in the stories. The history of the beast; large, hungry, and fanged. It fed on us but we found ways to keep it at bay—barely—with rituals an...
David Backus3 months ago
The Haunted Mind Chapter 1
The gravel crunched beneath the wheels of the carriage as it pulled to a stop outside the late Baron Rathbone's estate. I climbed out and the driver was already waiting with my bag and brolly. I turne...
Sharlene Alba3 months ago
Forgiving Whispers
People say it's the memories that kill you in the end, the longing, the wishing for a different outcome that would never come to fruition that chipped away at your soul. Those words could've never bee...
Jeanette Later3 months ago
Unlucky
The black liquid was oil, we were sure of it at first. We were sure that we had found our treasure chest, our pot of gold. We actually started writing down all the ways we’d spend the money. The first...
Jeanette Later3 months ago
The Hollows
We tried to warn the King. He was new to our land, and while we had been humble in the take over, we were adamant that he leave the forest alone. He didn’t listen. We knew he couldn’t understand the c...
Ivela Lease3 months ago
Living Alone
Living alone is invigorating. You have your own space, you don’t have to worry about anyone touching your things, and you don’t have anyone to answer to. It’s independence at its most potent. There’s ...
Amy Coleman3 months ago
Say Cheese
Researching personal history and heritage is important when trying to find out who you are. Every person that has come before us contributes to the person we are to become. Courtney knows all about fa...
Kate O'Callaghan3 months ago
The Scarecrow
Collecting scraps to build a nest is tiring work, I thought to myself, circling one of my local fields for the sixth time that day. It wasn't a huge nor pressing issue, as the eggs I had laid were qui...
Kieren Hayward3 months ago
Curiosity Killed the Innocence
1. Two missing children, the caretaker and groundsman of Ford's Playfield was discovered dead with his throat torn apart and his flesh shriveled up like a raison. The two missing children and the myst...
Eliza Vargas3 months ago
The Hiking Trip
So it's another ordinary day and my friend calls me up to ask me if I want to go hiking. I think to myself, well I want to do more to exercise and it has been a while, but hiking? It's been years sinc...