Horror Stories

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William Meikle

Supply and Demand

Jan 15, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes)

Horror Science Fiction

Some things aren't meant to be finite

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Alex Isle

The Kind Neighbours of Hell

Jan 15, 2019 · 5,144 words (19 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Horror

In an alternate world where demons are real and human progress has been hampered, one should be even more careful about who or what one calls up for favours.

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Jennifer Brozek

THE MANY DEATHS OF JENNIFER BROZEK: CONTEXT 2014

Jan 14, 2019 · 366 words (2 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Science Fiction

As a fun promotional item, Jennifer wrote a flash story of how she dies for the conventions she attended. These were printed out on postcards and given out to fans and friends. This story was written for and given out at CONTEXT 2014.

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Nick Mamatas

A Stain on the Stone

Jan 14, 2019 · 2,908 words (11 minutes)

Horror Literary Fiction Mystery

Long Island is a dark place.

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Claire Fitzpatrick

The Jacaranda House

Jan 9, 2019 · 3,189 words (12 minutes)

Horror

Thomas revisits his childhood home, long abandoned by his deceased family. But some houses are not just home to living inhabitants. Some houses are alive.

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Shira Lipkin

In Our Rags of Light

Jan 9, 2019 · 4,295 words (16 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Strange

I was sixteen years old, and what I thought I knew about magic could fill a book. Turns out, I didn't know a damn thing. But those boys? They knew less.

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Shira Lipkin

Never Chose This Way

Jan 9, 2019 · 1,550 words (6 minutes) · 5 likes

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction Strange

1. What makes you a monster? 2. Who made you a monster? 3. Who told you you were a monster? 4. What is a monster?

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Shira Lipkin

The Final Girl

Jan 9, 2019 · 1,075 words (4 minutes)

Horror Literary Fiction

The point of the final girl is that she survives.

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Shira Lipkin

Becca at the End of the World

Jan 9, 2019 · 1,416 words (6 minutes)

Horror Love

I nestle the video camera on its makeshift tripod, carefully centering my daughter’s image. She tucks her hair behind her ear and gives a strained smile. She is sixteen, and that hair is long and golden–kissed light brown and straight; she has the gangly grace only teenagers have, that sleek gazelle form. She is wearing khaki shorts and a striped tank top, and the bite mark on her arm is already putrefying.

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Shira Lipkin

Splinter

Jan 9, 2019 · 998 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Strange

When I was twenty years old, my best friends and I stepped off the edge of the world. Michael died yesterday. These two things have everything and nothing to do with each other. People aren’t made to do what we did. Or maybe they are, and they just aren’t made to come back.

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