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Horror Stories

Dive into some creepy reads with a selection of horror stories to scare any reader.

Spooky Halloween Stories

Read some of your fellow authors' spooky stories to start your Halloween weekend.

flash fiction
Michael Robert

The Gift

“Adjust the temperature,” the surgeon said, “My hands are cold.” She continued her work, focused on the patient in front of her. She regularly wondered

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Insomnia

I’m on my side, awake and lucid, yet my eyes remain shut. I am painfully awake. Sleep came easy before, like a dog to my

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Crime
willow hewett

The Night Stalker

The street seemed eerie and deserted as I made my way towards my apartment, which was situated on the other end of town. I had

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alternate reality
Paul Levinson

It’s Real Life

“That’s ‘Real Life,’ from the Beatles’ 1985 Come and Go LP, and I’m Pete Fornatale on WFUV’s July 4, 1996 weeklong celebration.” Pete sighed with

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Bougainvillea

After he had done the thing, he threw the shovel down, spit out his cigarette, and walked away from the mound of dirt. He had

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entropy
J.B. Ezar

The Temple

“Behold, this is my temple,” the man said with a wide swing of an arm. Sunlight pierced through the clouded, almost opaque surface of a

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Halloween Story
Brittany Johnson

Ladybugs in November

“What you think it mean?” Shorty asked and Martin just shrugged. “Don’t mean nothin’. They come like this ever’ year.” It was a certain kind

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#Halloween
Donald J. Bingle

Blind Spot

“I’m standing in the back yard now.” Aaron checked the bars on his cell phone; the signal was strong. “You have to fly out here

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Halloween Story
TzeLin Sam

The Fox

I straightened my back and took a deep breath while summoning every ounce of courage that I had to ask the beautiful woman for her

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Avenge
Evan Bond

The Tree Trunk

His head was swimming in confusion with eyes lost in a fog of haze. Donny’s arms felt glued to his sides; the rope bindings biting

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Halloween Story
M.R. Cameo

Circo delle Sogni Perduti 

A whirlwind of orange, auburn, and golden leaves danced through the somber downtown. Just a decade back Halloween had been a revered tradition in the

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ALL Horror Stories

adult
Patrick Moloney

The Corpse Collector.

It is an ill wind that does not blow well for someone, a simple philosophy the tall gaunt man used as his measuring stick for

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Carol
Joshua Seagraves

Finally Making it Big – Carol 89

[Transcripts taken from video recordings made by the victim, towards the end of iteration.] [Video 1: Update video] Hey everyone, it’s Carol! I wanted to

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Dystopian
Dani Banani

The Power of Glory

The war ended weeks ago, but the fires left over from the battles continued burning as if to celebrate the devastating losses of millions of

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beauty is strange
D. David Croot

CAROUSEL?? THE FIRST NUTTER AT SCHOOL!DO OR DIE?

THE PREVIOUS STORY IS HERE: https://simily.co/all-stories/poetry/d-davidcroot/huhwhen-i-think-of-school-part-21/ —— Can be found here https://twitter.com/Fourqproduction or https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100078099991476 D. David Croot has been writing on and off (pretty much continually)

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hostage
Evan Bond

The Surprise 

She knew the rules. Don’t go into the basement, no matter what. But she was tired of her father treating her like a little girl.

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Dystopian
Simon Dillon

Infestation Part 4 of 6

Previous Parts Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Jonah eventually released Ivan from his grip and turned to the others. ‘Let’s get this over with.

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assail
Amy Christie

In Passion or Blind Faith

In passion or blind faith What would you choose from windows, those looking down on you with yellow envy and betrayal or those still empty

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Creepy
Moss Mott

The Basement

It was horrid outside. The snow piling up faster than a person could say ‘blizzard’. The five friends were stuck inside for the night. Forced to

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Fiction
Samantha Lazar

Molly’s Lake

It was finally Saturday and time for the Lake Swim . We would swim all the way to Bragoneer Dock, get Oreo cookies, and swim back :

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Cult
Colin Devonshire

God’s Will

Denny ducked behind the stone column. He watched as the upturned cross impaled High Priest Drakker’s eyes.   “Both eyes, how the hell?” Denny asked

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folklore
Nick Carnathan

The Morphing Geist of Bondorff

The snow flurries had just started coming down when Becker entered The Schlecter Tavern on the northwest side of Bondorff. Bondorff is a sleepy town

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Abuse
Taye Carrol

The Banshee at 57 Elmore Lane 

“We’ll be back early. Don’t answer the door. Are you sure you’ll be alright alone?” “Mom, we’re not babies,” said Alexa. “Yeah, I’m a teenager

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adult
Patrick Moloney

Online Friends.

Annie did her best to fade into the background as she waited for the remaining students to disperse; she walked slowly by the wall with

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creepyneighbor
Brittany Johnson

The Neighbor

My neighbors think I’m strange. I can tell when I watch them through my windows, while they look at me from the other side of

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horror
Colin Devonshire

Krasue

A piercing scream cracked the bedroom mirror. “Honey, what’s wrong?” asked Billy, panting, as his fingers searched for his wife’s hand. Khmer expletives were yelled

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Body Horror
Mike James Davis

Unlicensed Dentistry

I’m not much of a dentist, not by any formal educational standard anyways, but I have pulled out a lot of teeth (a lot of

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The W-Word

He peered over the table at me, some combination of contempt and intrigue creeping across his face. “Tell me about this genie.” I cleared my

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LaTina Lucero

It’s in the Attic

One night, some time ago, I was having trouble sleeping. It wasn’t that I was tossing and turning- not at all. Instead, it was because

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esoteric
Sean C.

Esoteric Exotica

It all started with that god awful scream of terror. We all heard it echo out from deep in the mines. The Pelican Co. goldmine

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bartender therapy
HC Holmes

Truth in a Bottle of Bourbon

Lies we choose and the truth that finds us anyway “You ever wonder how you got where you are now?” Gruff and emotional, her voice

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Victor Adastra

Roleplay (4)

BEFORE Right from the get-go, Jason’s stories were tales of hate and contempt. Later I would wonder at it. He didn’t seem to have any

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cheating wife
Evan Bond

For Family

Family means everything to me. Family doesn’t stop at blood. I consider close friends family. Even those married into the family. It’s not just a

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It Waits Behind Me

It wasn’t always where it is today, but it’s always been there. Behind me. Mom and dad, they never said anything about it, maybe they’ve

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#Halloween
Nick Black

Dark Ages

I’m stuck Trapped within a world of chaos Stability gone Pleasures offer a distraction Temporary relief from unrelenting pain Distractions, nothing more The cycle continues

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Clay Vermulm

The Greatest Enemy: Part 2 

Niko carried the large clay jug as if handling fine porcelain, though the jug was sturdy and corked with the bone of some marine creature.

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horror fiction
Dallas Spires

Revival

“You ain’t got religion ‘less you got that ole-time tent-revival religion,” the man at the counter bellowed with a hearty laugh. James stood behind him

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The price of revenge!!

It all started eight years ago. I had spent the day with my family at the beach; As soon as the sun went down, we

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fantasy
Oxana Nayman

Red

A heavy smell of iron and soil filled the air the moment the door opened. A group of investigators spent the past half an hour

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family
Ben Matthews

Birthdays (Part 1 of 3)

My mother died on the 17th of July 2019. At least, that’s what I thought then. I stood by her grave, the ever dutiful grieving

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broken
Bimsara Jayanath

Human

Everyone has a voice inside their head, as I think, or as I used to think anyway. But I knew I had this voice in my

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Carol
Joshua Seagraves

A Weird Feeling – Carol 28

[Transcript is based around multiple sheets of paper found at the riverbank following the end of the iteration. Theorized to be dated shortly after the

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action
Khalin Ikner

The Devil’s Rain Part 4

“Oh. Thank you,” Joseph said hesitantly as the kid hurried back to his spot with his siblings. Joseph and Marko walked away awkwardly in silence,

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horror
Pam Reeder

The Hand in the Snow

When dog walking goes wrong Photo by Alexandr Podvalny from Pexels I watched as Chauncey sniffed at a mound of snow covered leaves and began

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author
willow hewett

The Writer Of Death 

The bright yellow cab came to a screeching halt, splashing droplets of water across the sidewalk. I could hear the rumbling of the exhaust as

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autumn
Brianna Hill

When Leaves Fall

Oh, how I love autumn. The best time of the year. The crisp air nipped at her nose as she inhaled, deeply filling her lungs

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dating
Connie Huth

Wicked & Wonderful, Ch 2

Madeleine loved the feel of her sheets beneath her naked body, how they cooled her as she slid beneath the quilt. When she had first

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#Halloween
Nick Black

It Doesn’t Matter

It doesn’t matter what we do in this life There is nothing but darkness within the world We are the plaque that is destroying the

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Blue
Mario Gonzalez

Warm Blue Pool

I looked into her eyes. I finally got it, you know? The thing that people say. The feeling that everyone else in the room disappears,

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cars
Evan Bond

Lucky Number Thirteen

There she was. As beautiful as he remembered. The sparkle of the black paint had faded over the decades, but he recognized his girl anywhere.

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Best comedy
Blaise T

Ghost

Ghost 1: Dead Morning!!! Ghost 2: An exceptionally Dead Morning to you!! My Companion. Ghost 1: Did you get any rest the previous evening? You

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#Ukraine
Agnes Laurens

The Dark Side

boom, bang, boom,boomer the bang,it is there, in the dark,sooner than expectedexplosion, grey with orangein the air,then, when it lightyou see the darkon the buildingbroken,

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The Vending Machine

On the third floor of an ordinary office building, in space rented by a number of subcontractors that provided support functions for one of those

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#femalelead
Jason Boyce

Haunting Naomi – Chapter 31

Chapter 31 With a defiant stance, I stood tall and proud, confident in a way, waiting to counter the enraged demon boys first attack. Nothing

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Starting Small

IT all started with some flies. I would be driving (this was about a month ago,) and it seemed like more and more bugs were

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Lance Cummings

3. Maybe John is a Shape-Shifter

Inspired by my visit to Waky Jac’s in Angola, IN, this weekly series of Ai-assisted fiction explores a supernatural version of this crazy bar. Not

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Avenge
Evan Bond

The Tree Trunk

His head was swimming in confusion with eyes lost in a fog of haze. Donny’s arms felt glued to his sides; the rope bindings biting

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Dark Fiction
Evan Bond

Getting Angry

I’ve been screaming for help for the past few minutes but no one in the house seems to care. You see, I’m trapped in my

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A Plan For Immortality

I have always had a strong fear of death. Even from an early age, I was very aware of my own mortality. While the other

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folkhorror
Brittany Johnson

The Hollow

Here in my hollow I sleep Alone I have been Hungry I have been Whores Liars Cheaters They all are And I am forgotten They

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horror stories
abdullah anwar

House at the corner of the street

Sometimes in our life, some events leave their hilarious imprints in our minds for a long time. We cannot remove them from our minds even

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darkness
Joy Scrogum

The Other

What lies awake in shadow?What sleeps beneath the stairs?What listens, perched in raftersSo to catch you unawares?What tiptoes down the hallway,Barely making floorboards creakWhat lurks

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Monsters in Our Midst

They came without warning. We used to talk all the time how if we had known they were coming the different things we would have

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creepy children
Ryan Saladino

Thank You, Ms. Mallory!

Ms. Mallory didn’t speak a word the whole way there. It wasn’t that she was nervous, oh no, in fact, quite the opposite– she fidgeted

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horror
Eu Ezra

CRASHING UFO

No one knows when it began but everyone knew when it escaped. Alarms blaring and footsteps were accompanied by the screams and restlessness of the

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Colors
Andrey Lukyanov

It Is Up To You

The notion of love and beauty is still there right?  One might start to believe, especially with the last few years, that it’s an outmoded

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dark picnic
Colin Devonshire

What A Day For A…

“We’ve had a miserable spring, but today is the first day of summer, and the sun is shining,” said Bradley. “So?” asked Rob. “Yeah, so

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litany
D St James

A litany of love

A poem from a mere poet and lover of all poetry!! a litany of . . . .a long list of unpleasant things, especially things that are repeated Photo

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Barbara King

Alphabet Horror Story

Another night among the swells of the London squalor  Believe me, I would not be out on a night like this unless forced  Careless people

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Gothic
Adam Dodds-Wade

The Town Called October

The wind whispers in your ear, “Nothing here for you to fear.” But your instincts are to live, not die and you know the wind

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drams
Jason Boyce

Haunting Naomi – Chapter 61

Chapter 61 The fall through the portal was seemingly instantaneous and nonstop at the same time. I know that makes no sense but that is

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