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25 Most Recent Horror Short Stories

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Caves. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A teen who is claustrophobic faces his ultimate nightmare when he gets lost while on a field trip to a cave with his classmates...
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Cellar Shadows by Chuckie Finn
CELLAR SHADOWS My father and I descended the thirteen deteriorated and crumbling concrete stairs into the poorly lit basement of my grandfatherís house. A single bulb suspended by an electrical cord swung like a hangmanís noose at the bottom of the stairwell. With a trembl..
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Cerebral Threshold by Nickolaus Pacione
Dreams from stranger aeons manifest themselves within an Illinois town. That it would be from the nightmares as they are taken from the authors journal that they describe from them...
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Read excerpt from Caveat Emptor or The Shoplifter Caveat Emptor or The Shoplifter by Dot Sale
Sometimes I pray for the end to come, sitting here in the dark unable to look at myself. Sometimes I make believe it's a dream and that at some point 1íl1 wake up, but I know Iím only fooling myself. There is no hope for me, no hope at all. It seems like only yesterday that I was walking d..
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Cemetery Secrets (Short Story) by Claudberta Meador
Brie Ogden a 98-year-old soothsayer who lived in the hills of Tennessee tucked back behind the dense forest trees. Her little shanty was only a football field away from the town cemetery. This is her story of the dreadful night she found the stench coming from the cemetery. "Now darlin' com..
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Chains by Jade Eckert
What happens when a girl makes a really bad choice to take a ride from a stranger...
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Read excerpt from Change Change by Andrew Attias
A tale of torturous physical transformation..
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Character Attack by Lee Pletzers
What happens when a character you create for a book, decides he doesn't want to die and enters your reality to do away with you...
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Chef's Surprise by Chuckie Finn
Have you ever wondered how it seems some people have all the luck?..
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Children of God by Rycke Foreman
The lines between Good and Evil blur when a priest sees scripture in a new light.....
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Chimbeyo by Mark Lance
You never know what may happen when you go looking for a living deity...
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Christmas of the Dead by Timothy Collins
A family celebrates the last Christmas... during a zombie uprising..
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Read excerpt from Christmas Shopping Can be Deadly Christmas Shopping Can be Deadly by Laraine Barker
A "Goosebumps" style story. Two boys set off to spend their savings on Christmas presents. But the second-hand shop they enter is not what it seems .....
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Chronicles of the Dark Prince part 2 by Denise Edwards
The introduction of the Strassarheim Twins. ..
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Chronicles of the Dark Prince Part Four by Denise Edwards
Events from Fifty years earlier. Prince Von Karvisslow takes Isabella Strasserheim ..
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Chronicles of the Dark Prince part three by Denise Edwards
Jessa continues her obsession with Vladissmire's strange dissappearences, But Jordan doesn't approve.....until he reads for himself...
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Cindy by Richard Kallao
original in honor of one of the scariest novels I ever read by the master of horror Stephen King Carrie ,read it today ......
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Claws. (Or: Why I Am Afraid Of Cats) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A teen shares a fear she has had most of her life. As she gets older, the fear has only intensified...
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Close Encounter ! by Michael Kersting
Some strange things happen in this mysterious world...
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View Photo of Clownwhite (Intro) Read excerpt from Clownwhite (Intro) Clownwhite (Intro) by Ken Kupstis
A short "Introductory" Excerpt from CLOWNWHITE: A COMEDY OF HORRORS, by K.K...
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Colony by John Hennick
Underneath the old snaggle-tooth graveyard a network of tunnels permit the dead to move, interact, socialize--and sometimes escape...
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Colors by david byron
A man still grieves over the loss of his only child..
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Community Service by fran jacobs
The story of Kate and Stuart, assigned community service, where they have to clear up an overgrown park. This was published in a Tangled Script of Intangible Soul Engravings in Feb 2005. ..
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Company Man 2545 by Jimmy Holder
Who says you can control the future?..
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Concrete Angel (Inspried by Martina Mcbrides Song, Sensitve Subject Matter) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Warning Sensitive Subject Matter, graphic child abuse issues, child abuse must be stopped..
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Condemned by Lisa Mannetti
A ghost story set in West Virginia based on a true event during the Civil War. This story has been published in Legends of the Mountain State 4, edited by Michael Knost, October 2010. Publisher: Woodland Press, LLC...
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Confederate Gray by Ed Matlack
Spooky this could be, a ghostly encounter, had by some, not me unfortunately but still a fun read I hope you like.....
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Confessions of a Lone Wolf by Jesse Ship
Snippet of a much larger piece I'm working on. A chinese ghost story in the making..
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CRAPOLA by Tom Hyland
The Bewitching Hour is rapidly approaching! Have you decided on your Costume yet? Every year I go to my all-time favorite store - DOLLAR TREE - and for the paltry sum of $5-10 - confabulate some kind of ridiculous outfit. Last year I was a pitiful Pirate - pic ab..
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Creature by C Zendt III
Have you ever walked down the street and felt like someone was following you?..
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Read excerpt from Creature Creature by L Mackay
You never know what's hiding in your room...
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Creature by Richard Kallao
original..
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Creature Chivalry by Brian Barnett
A strange lake-creature does not know how to express his love...
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Creature FEATURE(s) by Terry Vinson
Just keep telling yourself..'it's only a movie..it's only a movie'.....
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Creature of Habit by Christopher Wittkugle
A stalker hunts a woman and her boyfriend across a modern city, but the hunt ends in an unexpected manner...
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Credator (No, it's not a misspelling) by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
Al DeGeer learns a lesson about bargaining with darkness...
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Creep by Billy Wells
Homer liked to watch tall blondes when they didn't know he was there until he met Scarlett...
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CRICKET MAN by Lenard Pugh
Camp Timbercrest was abandoned in the 70's after local authorities discovered children and counselors skinned alive and hanging from trees.The murderer was never found...or so they said. Seven years later a group of drug dealers from Chicago go out to the camp grounds to meet up with a..
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Critical by Richard Kallao
original..
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Crunch! by M. Andrew Sprong
Marissa Maldonado passes a monster in the night -- but the night is not yet over!..
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Cry of the Cicada by Rebecca Brae
An ode to classic creature fiction...
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Cuckoo by J. R. Corbin
Writing just ticks some people off.....
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Cuddly - A Story for a Dark Night by Dee Lloyd
After a particularly horrific shift in the emergency department, Sam heads for the comfort of the neighborhood bar. He is hoping that the comfort will be blond and cuddly...
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Cwn Annwn by Lee Cushing
Trying to help a woman being mauled by dogs, Cameron Walker finds himself marked for death..
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D.I.Y. by Eden Royce
A serial killer tries his hand at dating. ..
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Read excerpt from DADDY DADDY by Aaron Dries
A very twisted, psychological/horror tale about a businessman who discovers a newborn baby in a dumpster and becomes obsessed with being the father ... even after the child's family has been found...
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View Photo of Daisies Read excerpt from Daisies Daisies by SARA QUEST
A woman experiences unusual allergies and cravings, only to discover both symptoms are linked to the exotic flowers burgeoning in her yard...
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Read excerpt from Damaged Little F**ker Damaged Little F**ker by John Turi
This story came in 4th place at the World Horror Gross-Out Contest. I also read it wearing a G-String with a Stork Attached. Enjoy!..
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Damien's Art by P. B. Dillon
Paranormal tale of an artist who puts everything - literally - into his art, and the gallery-owner who struggles to understand what he's seeing...
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Dante and the island of Albathory by Steven Dare
This is a horror/sci-fi i would love feedback on this story and i am thinking about making it longer for a full book, so far i have had no ideas but i will get back to it and read my latest story..
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