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.

Cosmic Horror
Reina Cruz

The Lake House (Part 1 of 5)

The Santos siblings went to the lake for a relaxing escape, but by the end of their trip, it’s a race to escape the vacation

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Halloween Story 2023
Andy Spears

iSpy

Who is inside Chelle’s phone?            Chelle couldn’t figure out what was going on with her phone. She kept insisting to

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#Halloween
Robin Honigsberg

House of Evil

She first met him crossing the street. He accidentally bumped into her, muttered, “I’m sorry,” and hurried on. But she saw him look back at

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ALL Horror Stories

Andrey Lukyanov

Vocabulary-esque Part 2

What comes out of the human’s mouth could be lost in translation. Once it jumps from the lips and eclipses in the air, usually it

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Like in Creepypasta

The tenant on the floor above them disappeared. He only left enough warning for Tuva to know that it had been his decision. That morning

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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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fantasy
Director Aldmann

The Fountain King

He sits upon his fountain throneendless vessel bound in bonecrimson, scarlet, dashed on stoneuntil his crime you will atone. It was a valley full of

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Black magic
Colin Devonshire

Snowed-In

“You have got to be joking?” “No, I mean it, we are stuck.” “You are telling me, I’ve travelled all this way. Bought loads of

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Bloody Marigolds

Standing in the garden, wiggling my toes, and feeling the soil go in between them and underneath my bare feet always comforted me gave me

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Cellarella

There once was a young girl whose mother was gravely ill and whose father was an arrogant asshole. He did not care about the woman

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Chloe Longstreet

We’re Coming For You

“Come here, swim with me.” Darioush smiled suggestively at Emily as he stripped off his clothes. “But we just ate! What if we get a

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flash fiction
Michael Robert

The Generosity

After 17 years as a crewman of The Resolution, it took two mutinies for Stevens to assume command. His reputation proceeded him. The ship was

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The Klein Moment

Jimmy Cortez walked out of the third precinct a free man on a Tuesday morning. By Friday night, he’d been reduced to a sack of

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#Halloween
Yvonne Lang

Haunted House Tour

Sabrina shifted uncomfortably in her flimsy costume and too tight corset. She was not in the mood for tonight’s guests, but was at her busiest

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zombie
Tim McDaniel

Taken, One After Another

 Chad still hadn’t returned by morning. We all knew he’d been taken, just like Sandy. That was the way it was, ever since the dead

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The man eater

She missed her pet. Silent tears streamed down her face as she clutched her locket which encompassed a picture of the deceased pet. All the

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alternate
Tim McDaniel

Prince Morris

 His suicide attempt failed again that morning. That was no surprise; just like everyone said, Morris Sukenik was a loser, couldn’t do anything right. But

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darkfiction
Charlotte Rodricks

Sealed with a kiss

He was excited and yet nervous. Although he wouldn’t be receiving his traditional mistletoe kiss from a random holiday fling, this year he would be

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#kids
Colin Devonshire

Under The Roundabout

‘Leave my daughter alone. You filthy layabout.’ A young mother snatched the toddler away from Peggy the Bag. ‘She fell from the swing, I was

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ache
Melissa Powers

Beacon of Light

There is a beauty to being the sole bright light in a vast sea of darkness and a curse as well. Melanie Raynore should know

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Dark Fiction
Evan Bond

The Stranger

He was tired of the dingy motels. The rotten smell of must and social decay stung his nostrils. There was no sadder place for someone

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banshee
Reina Cruz

AfterWorld Part 1

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When a teenager is trapped in a land of the dead, she discovers that ghosts are the least of her worries.  ShyShy crouched among dried

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The Trees Swallow People: Part 14

It’s Christmas in a few days, and understandably there’s an unease about it. There’s an odd feeling of shame intermingled with determined jovial spirits. There

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Delicate Minds Think Alike

The pure white sails flailed in the sea breeze as the sun set below the horizon, casting an orange and purple sky. The sea waves

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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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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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Come to Me

After dark, Aatun heard them. Knew she wasn’t supposed to be outside, but the cabin was a short walk away and the night sky was

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bullying
Christina Nordlander

Mattis’ Monster

The days were long, with burning sunlight on the preschool’s red brick roof and mirror-bright slide and an almost unreal blue sky between the flimsy

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All Undone

Rashida watched the lights of the corner stores pass by, shying away from her boyfriend’s touch. She toyed with a braid, rolling it between her

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folklore
Reina Cruz

Self-Care for the Cursed

So you’ve been cursed with a Toko. Life often comes with unexpected twists and turns. Check out these top ten tips for self-care before you

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The Compulsion

That summer Tova spent more time out of the house, because when autumn came around she would be moving to Stockholm and university. She walked

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detectivestory
Brittany Johnson

Orson, Mississippi 

Hello Traveler, I’d like to invite you to take a road trip with me to a little place called Orson, deep in the heart of

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Dog
Tim McDaniel

New Trick

The phone rang. Actually, it didn’t ring. It played that stupid “Who Let the Dogs Out” song. Jesse had made it do that, had downloaded

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Poem
This Life's Illusions

Harry’s Perspective

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This poem was inspired by your responses to my post yesterday, ‘A Hairy Morning’.  It threaded it’s way into my head last night when I

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bad boy
Colin Devonshire

Change

‘Today’s the day I change,’ I said to myself. I was swinging my right leg and booting Mrs Ricketts’ gnome from the front of her

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Children
Colin Devonshire

Hla

Hla was born with a cleft palate, doctors fixed that, but no doctor could cure her mind. She could do most things; driving was one.

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litfic
Blake Talton

The Portal

The portal opened on a Tuesday morning. It arrived suddenly, without notice. Sparks licked the concrete walls of the alleyway. Roaches scattered beneath the golden

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Art
Christina Nordlander

Pink Lipstick

The cup Artur has had brought up for her is minimalist in a greyish-green Chinese glaze that feels almost translucent between the fingers, but there

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family
Ben Matthews

Birthdays (Part 3 of 3)

I took my time before going back to her house. It held no interest for me. I’d only lived in it for the last few

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banshee
Reina Cruz

AfterWorld Part 2

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When a teenager is trapped in a land of the dead, she discovers that ghosts are the least of her worries.  Begin with Part 1

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dance
Andrey Lukyanov

Motion Happens

Raindrops, sliding off the windshield of the bus that’s tearing through the road in a damp summer air at 90 mph, looked like spermatozoa under

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Shrine

Michael was once a holy man. To himself. Everything he did up until this moment was selfish, self-contained, and simple. Up until he found and

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Dark Fiction
Evan Bond

Reflection

She would be leaving for her date soon and she still had not picked out what she was going to wear. Standing in front of

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#Halloween
Robin Honigsberg

The Island

Their second honeymoon was going as well as Aidan hoped it would. He and Nicole needed to repair the rift in their relationship caused by

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Bernadette O'Leary-Malcolm

The Many Deaths of Mita (Part III)

*** Upsidedown When actor Keaton Macbeth and journalist Mita Lopez met, they had each unexpectedly met the love of their lives. From the start, life

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dark
Dennis Mombauer

The Dust Bathynaut

The rift divides the land in two halves, but neither of them is interesting. It is the rift itself that calls to people, entices them

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creative writing
Shannon Hilson

Fire Season

Something was very wrong with the fields in Drift City, but no one could say exactly what the problem was. What was once a fertile

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Celebration
Brittany Johnson

Fingers and Toes

“That time of the year again, huh?” the voice behind you asks. It’s a sing-song, dry husk of a voice, with the faint resemblance to

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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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Clay Vermulm

The Greatest Enemy: Part 1 

The Ronin of 71 Swords, Ishiro Tamayagi, strode into the Daimyo’s castle to present the heads of the neighboring warlord’s warriors. The 71 tassels of

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flea market
Tim McDaniel

The Blackest Friday

The bell dinged as the door swept open. A couple this time. He was in a baseball cap and a dingy red coat, and sported

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conor
Conor Matthews

The Trees Swallow People: Part 2

Over the weeks, two things continued to catch my attention. First, there was a sudden increased in the number of people going missing. Upon first

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murdermystery
Brittany Johnson

Lone Star

“Don’t you see it?” Abby cried suddenly, and the table fell into silence. She looked around from face to face with pleading, tear-flooded eyes. They

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horror
Michael Robert

In The Foothills (Story Cubes #4)

Nestled in the foothills of the Front Range sits a compound. This compound has sprawling concrete walkways connecting the various buildings and cages. Buildings dotted

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Bad children
Colin Devonshire

Cheers, God

“I am a lucky boy. We have a strong Wi-Fi connection today. I can watch my favourite series.” “That’s great, you enjoy it. Do you

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Fiction
Pam Reeder

Rugarou in the Bayou

You better be good or the Rugarou gonna come for you Photo by Marloes Hilckmann on Unsplash Mama always told us if the Rugarou come

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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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The Next Street

After Halloween, I came to school with a jacked-up face. The story going around was that I was dared to do something stupid, but I’m

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Bernadette O'Leary-Malcolm

The Many Deaths of Mita (Part IV)

Paranormal Adventures, Part I Since the first day they met, Mita and Keaton’s life together was an adventure. Now that they were married, life continued

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Scary
This Life's Illusions

A Hairy Morning

Sometimes a morning doesn’t begin the way we intend it to.  This was one of those hairy starts! The photo is of the actual culprit,

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#Halloween
Nina Fabunmi

In Love With A Beast

She heard the howling in the bushes. “Such a strange cry,” she thought aloud. It persisted. No matter how much she tried to block out

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animal liberation
Tim McDaniel

Appendices

Appendix A # The appendix twisted in Dr. Chamberlin’s tongs, hissing and spitting. “Careful, nurse,” he said from behind his mask. “This is a mean

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alien
Tim McDaniel

Transplant Horror from Beyond Space

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 “Human, are you there?” The voice rasped out from the darkness under the stairs. The aliens preferred the dark, and they were given what they

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Elves
Kelson Hayes

Hell Descent

THE NORTH SEA Winter, 1E77 Elvish longboats cut through the foggy mists of the night along the still icy waters of the North Sea. The

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christmas horror
Evan Bond

The Man Dressed as Santa

“It looks like we have another gift for you, Miranda,” the jolly sounding man dressed as Santa said. “Go ahead, open it up. I’m sure

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Abduction
Christina Nordlander

Virgin Vessels

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When the Thursday PE class came around, Ebba had her period. It hardly hurt, not even if she strained herself, but she asked to get

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Tame Your Demons

Jackie would forever be sixteen. Which sucked major ass once they thought about it and in hindsight making a deal with the devil at sixteen

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ambush
Kelson Hayes

The Dead Woods

THE DEAD WOOD Autumn, 1E194 Ulrich looked up into the dark clouded skies that blanketed the woods that he and his fellow survivors of the

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#Supernaturalfiction
Brittany Johnson

The Black Wood

You awake in the black dead of night with blood under your fingernails and scratches on your chest. Your lips are swollen and throbbing, you

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Birthdays
Ben Matthews

Birthdays (Part 2 of 3)

School became my release, and I excelled in science. When I was thirteen I decided I wanted to be an environmental scientist. I started collecting

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Eminence Grise: Part 1

If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and

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Director Aldmann

The Farmer and the rabbits

On the night of the full moon, a farmer awoke to a coven of occultic rabbits in his garden. Leaping from his bed, he grabbed

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JC Rhodes

The Sounds of the Woods

CRACK! I sat in my tent, alone, an electric lantern supplying light as I wrote in my journal before bed. The sound was a branch

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Dark Fiction
Evan Bond

Beside the Dying Fire

Sitting next to the orange glow of a crackling fire Felix Leon glanced over his shoulder. Somewhere far off in the woods, a twig crunched

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choice
Andrey Lukyanov

A Moment That’s A Little Off

Right this second… An inflammatory thought! An idea turned cold. If you want to torture a person just put him/her on your life schedule and

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For the Guy Who Has Everything

Concept by ChockaBlock The electronic signature pad turned his name to a stubby spatter of ink. The postman turned back and continued down the cul-de-sac

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#Halloween
Robin Honigsberg

House of Evil

She first met him crossing the street. He accidentally bumped into her, muttered, “I’m sorry,” and hurried on. But she saw him look back at

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Cosmic Horror
Reina Cruz

The Lake House (Part 2 of 5)

The Santos siblings went to the lake for a relaxing escape, but by the end of their trip, it’s a race to escape the vacation

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