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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.

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Calina Muresan

Boardgame Night

Silence. What a divine sound. There it was a small, wooden cabin surrounded by all kinds of trees that were now blanketed in untouched snow.

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The Drowning Sirens

The singing of the sirens never stopped. It just got fainter. Tugging my heart string to drag my barren feet across this cursed island. Part

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Creepy
Nick Black

Dark Hallway

Wandering the Dark Hallways Discovering nothing but intrigue Each corner brings another mystery Searching for answers Finding more questions There’s no clear direction Only wrong

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Jason Boyce

Haunting Naomi – Chapter 113

Chapter 113 In a literal standoff, the towering demon stood toe-to-toe with my little brother, Jackson. Just visually, this match up seemed absolutely out of

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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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Datta M

Sayónará❌

At first I want to thank you for loving me soooo much. Yes, I might not have felt the loneliness if you  haven’t broken up

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newplanetproblems
Josie Dorans

UNDER THIS NEW SKY

I studied hard before I came here. This was the future I wanted so badly. We all wanted it. This place was the best hope

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Body Horror
Sabe Staton

What Came Crawling After

She wasn’t allowed out near the lake. “The waters are dangerous, Angela. They’ll gobble you up whole,” She was told, time after time. When she

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Benjamin Bratz

Bonfire

Our world is ablaze, and where flames reign nothing but ashes will remain. Surprisingly, we are still alive - my brother and I. Protected by the sturdy

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Blake Tori

The Residents of Figgvale

“Janice…?” I sit up with a jolt, flinging my arms and knocking my paperwork onto the ground. My work lamp, sitting on the corner of

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Fiction
HC Holmes

Prove Me Wrong

Controversy in the time of COVID Karl walked into the air-conditioned building, briefcase and takeout breakfast in one hand. He lifted his coffee in greeting

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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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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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Short Story Dispatch

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

Son coeur est un luth suspendu; Sitot qu’on le touche il resonne – DE BERANGER During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day

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Solace

“Well, go on. He’ll be back soon.” The woman said, shoving his clothes in his arms. Absinthe blinked. “You said you weren’t married,” he said,

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Melissa Powers

Love in Limbo: Part 1

Mary has been trapped in this dark moonlit cemetery for an undetermined amount of time. She had been free of this place once, living among

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Fiction
Pam Reeder

The Willing Wear Black

But are you ready to be willing?… Photo source: PhotoPea The roar of the pistol was deafening and the kick knocked it from my hand.

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Patrick Moloney

Christmas in the Forest

Old George looked in the mirror as he fixed his woolen scarf tightly around his neck; it was getting colder by the day. He paused

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Short Story Dispatch

THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

Impia tortorum logos hic turba furores Sanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit. Sospite nunc patria, fracto ninc funeris antro, Mors ubi dira fuit vita salusque patent.

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Short Story Dispatch

JOHN BARTINE’S WATCH

‘The exact time? Good God! my friend, why do you insist? One would think – but what does it matter; it is easily bedtime –

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Jeff Suwak

Dear Mr. Pickles

Dear Mr. Pickles, Two months ago I figured out who you really are. I’m not sure you even know who you really are, Mr. Pickles,

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Sinking

It was the habit of Martin Law to get up from his desk and take a quick walk around the office at night. There wasn’t

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Lauren Elise

Baby Teeth

Jack was a smart boy. He had never been predisposed to fairy tales. He knew better. And so, it came as a surprise to Alex

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Fear Itself

What had changed? Yrla sat with her eyes fixed on the road in front of the dashboard. The sky above the road was grey and

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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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Amy Christie

Shadow Hungers for Trust

If you felt lost, abandoned, surrounded in one dark embrace, touch with your fingertips the ice slowly cutting all bridges between you and the love

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M.R. Cameo

Le Démon et L’Hypnotiseur 

Cina somberly tidied up her empty shop on that peculiar windswept day. A hypnotist with an attached apothecary wasn’t exactly in demand in the year

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Creepy
Tammy J Patton

Tainted-Part Two

Ella Mae flung open the door and went straight to the dresser. In the top drawer, under an old stained T-shirt, she found the metal

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Halloween 3 (A real stinker)

Halloween 3 is super boring. Tom Atkins is not an interesting lead, the villain is non-threatening, boring as Hell, and blander than Hell. The anthology

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Dark Fiction
Patrick Moloney

A Respite from Hell. 

Joseph Mayer was a genuine man of mystery. No one could say where he came from. A troll through his meager public records would show

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Joe Bassett

Rain – An Aetheria Short Story

35 YEARS SINCE THE JUMP|21 YEARS UNTIL LANDING. “I remember the rain”. Baba Yelena always talked about the rain when she got to feeling sentimental.

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Tim McDaniel

Blinking Noon and Midnight

 Len put down the book. He’d been kidding himself for an hour at least; the sweater wasn’t enough. The place was just too darn cold.

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Fiction
Daniella Cressman

Demons

I still remember that night. I killed him. It was dark, the moon hanging over the mountains in an indigo sky. The tombstones lined up,

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Alexander Marais

Seer

“Hailey, let me see it!” The young boy running towards his sister wasn’t the same child only twenty-four hours earlier, in the eyes of his

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Josie Dorans

Allie Bedeviled – Chapter Ten

Word traveled fast and very inaccurately through the crowd. Some said that I had slain an entire battalion of Minions single handedly with my one

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Short Story Dispatch

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

Found among the papers of the late Diedrech Knickerbocker. A pleasing land of drowsy head it was, Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye;

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#femalelead
Jason Boyce

Haunting Naomi – Chapter 24

Chapter 24 The gray haired, dead eyed, wheelchair bound, malnourished old skeleton of a woman sat dead as a corpse after being embalmed as I

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Jason Boyce

Haunting Naomi – Chapter 135

Chapter 135 With a crank of the key, Todd started his horribly disfigured truck. His face lit up with excitement as the twelve cylinders bellowed

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The Fey of the Forest

I never thought that I’d get to where I am today. That’s not to say that I’m not grateful to be alive, mind you. It’s

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drama
Jason Boyce

Haunting Naomi – Chapter 58

Chapter 58 The screaming from outside subsided suddenly, as if the person that was screaming had passed out or flat out vanished from the face

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The Missing Face

I’ve lived in this little town with my girlfriend, Sarah, for nearly three years. It’s a nice place. Good neighbors, for the most part. I

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Dark Fiction
Patrick Moloney

Baby Sitting

Brats! All of them, she hated babysitting and that is why she liked to pay herself a little bonus whenever she could. A little loose

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Sam H Arnold

The Delinquent Camp

‘The cabin in the woods had been abandoned for years, but one night, a candle burned in the window. Some said it was the boy.

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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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Karen Parquet

All’s Fair in Love & Zombies

Nothingness met him when he woke. “Rick?” a breath of air escaping lips, the chill of the surrounding air biting with jagged nails as it

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LaTina Lucero

The Old Man

There once was an old man who lived by a lake. He stayed all alone in a cold, worn cabin where he kept to himself.

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Dark Fiction
Patrick Moloney

Keeper of Things.

The indescribable stench grew stronger by the day; even he could hardly bear it. It was no wonder people avoided him like the plague, he

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Fiction
Blaine Coleman

The Fox Fur Stole- a Short Story

Found In the attic Image credit: Gerhard Reus-EhQOrukvytY-Unsplash A few steps inside the gate, John stopped, looked up at the old Victorian house, then back

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#femalelead
Jason Boyce

Haunting Naomi – Chapter 21

Chapter 21 I assumed Wayne, my Uber driver, felt he had to escort me into Mrs. Tannell’s terrifying house because I was a minor and

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Amanda Steel

Sins of the Past

Sylvie took the last stride, stretching out her right leg so far that she almost missed the step. She stumbled into the church, looking around

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Cliffhanger
Daniel Esse

I Smell Trouble

Smells onion-ish, with spice and a pinch of curry. Trouble smells delicious, believe me. It makes you want to wait to be served what’s cooking…

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Or Current Resident

by Brad Foster, Copyright 2016 It came in the mail. Just a plain, glossy white square addressed to you…Or Current Resident. Tossing it through the

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#Halloween
Nick Black

Cold Room

I sat and stared out into the cold frozen world. The light shone through the window, its rays cutting between my eyes. I couldn’t look

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#anxiety
Andrew Wancha

Forward.

When did a bright future get as heavy as a death sentence? How can you be nervous about succeeding properly, but not worried about failing?

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Tim McDaniel

The Carrion Monster

    O amiable, lovely death! Thou odoriferous stench! sound rot- tenness! Arise forth from the couch of lasting night Shakespeare, King John III “I

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Truely Hall

Oasis of Statues

“Drace? Drace, are you even listening to me?” The boy snapped back to reality, his chest heaving with an aggravated sigh, and he turned back

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Nightmare Entries

The following occurrences come from disturbing dreams that I want to get out of my head. Entry 1- Basement Dweller I know many people have

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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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Darius Razzle Paciente

A Walk in the Woods

I’ve been doing it for almost a year now. It always starts at eight in the evening, on the Mondays of every week. I’ll put

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Luis Garcia

The Spirit

“Not again,” I sighed. The sky, which had been cloudy just moments before, was now a flat crimson canvas, pulled tight over the Earth like

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#Halloween
Nick Black

Addiction to Dark

It creeps among the somber side of my mind. The side that no longer wants to hold back.  I’d rather give in now, I’m tired

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Best short stories
Blaise T

Devil And The Woman’s Soul

Devil: Could I at any point have your spirit? Woman: What a conversation starter? I’m dazzled! Devil: Might I at any point have your spirit?

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Patrick Moloney

A Taste of his own Medicine.

The emaciated woman had long since ceased struggling against his grip. Even her verbal assault had by now dwindled to a barely audible whimper. The

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Taxi

I took a taxi by myself, and the driver asked me: Where are you both going? Leave a Reviewfeature0 Pros (optional) Type new or select

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