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Found 311 stories tagged 'Horror'.


S. Kay Nash

Litany for the Departed

Mar 8, 2019 · 1,572 words (6 minutes) · 14 views

Horror ghosts memory Grief Posession Devotion

In a city where the underground Metro line crosses paths with the River Styx, a mother tries to suffer for her sins, while her daughter carries the baggage. There are many intersections on this line, between madness and ghosts, memory and hallucination, love and fanatical devotion. CW: mental illness, grief, suicide


C. Jai Ferry

"Skeleton Dance" excerpt

Mar 8, 2019 · 402 words (2 minutes) · 16 views

Horror Literary Fiction dark short story family drama excerpt psychological

"My grandmother wanted to kill me..." So begins a dark and disturbing look into a one young girl’s perseverance in surviving the eccentricities of her grandmother.


Max Wright

Making Grody

Mar 8, 2019 · 3,562 words (13 minutes) · 4 likes · 31 views


Two brothers dig up more than they bargained for when they spend the summer making mudpies.


James Van Pelt

Happy Ending

Mar 8, 2019 · 4,927 words (18 minutes) · 24 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction metafiction

A creative writing teacher, a gifted but rebellious student, and an examination of which way the arrow of time points.


Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis

Her Silver Chains

Mar 7, 2019 · 1,189 words (5 minutes) · 46 views

Fantasy Horror Freedom werewolves Feminism Sisters fairy tale flash fiction

Each month, Klara must spend a night in the keeping room. The latch is wrought iron, and unlocked. It is too complex for claws, and who in their right mind would release a virgin under the full moon? 

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brown wooden door with grey steel padlock

DC Phillips

Emily's Big Brother - Part II

Mar 7, 2019 · 1,866 words (7 minutes) · 15 views

Horror Mystery


Logan Noble

Manifesto: Abnormality at Z33.1

Mar 7, 2019 · 868 words (4 minutes) · 36 views

Horror Science Fiction Lovecraft Lovecraftian creepy Cosmic weird fiction space Sci-Fi Horror

U.S. Corp Station Z33.1 is the last inhabited station in explored space. Doctor Kent Warner has spent four years aboard, researching a strange abnormality... These are his conclusions.

milky way digital wallpaper

Stephanie Lorée

The Cicadas of Okinawa

Mar 6, 2019 · 1,189 words (5 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Horror Historical Bugs Monsters survival Metamorphasis

Originally published at Penumbra magazine, a Tangent online recommended read of 2013, later reprinted in Niteblade Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. *TRIGGER WARNING* During the Battle of Okinawa and the following occupation, 76 cases of rape were reported. Historians estimate hundreds more went unreported. This is a story about one woman's survival through metamorphosis.

selective focus photography of june beetle

Joyce Reynolds-Ward

So Sorry About Your Loss

Mar 5, 2019 · 1,180 words (5 minutes) · 19 views

Horror Science Fiction dark #alien invasion #badbad greeting cards

A rather grim take on greeting cards, inspired by a former colleague's exasperated comment that "there's a greeting card for EVERYTHING these days!"

silhouetto of creature during golden hour

Holly Heisey

The Space Roads: Sound

Mar 5, 2019 · 1,372 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 35 views

Horror Science Fiction serial starship aliens salvage space opera run the space roads future history exploration

There's not supposed to be sound in space. So why, as you and your salvage partner walk through the derelict cruiser, do you hear ticking?

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