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Bete Noire Issue #26 by A. W. & Jennifer Gifford
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,480. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Bête Noire brings you the best in dark fiction. In this issue we bring you H. M. Pridemore, Stephanie Smith, Bill Thomas, John Kojak, Marge Simon, Seth Augenstein, Deborah L. Davitt, Kendall Evans, Steve Ross, Aaron Moskalik, Bruce Boston, David Cowen, and Margaret Karmazin.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents: The Unknown by The Society of Misfit Stories
Series: The Society of Misfit Stories Presents.... Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: British English. Published: May 17, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
At the end of the 19th century, young Welsh aristocrat returns home following the mysterious death of his father, a scholar of the occult. Despite his desire to start a new life, circumstances conspire to send him into a spiral of madness. Estimated word count: 10,900 words
Sympathy by Milo Abrams
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When local farmer Darby Frost is admitted to Green Hill Medical Center's emergency room with a slashed throat, the local sheriff doesn't want him to survive. As E.R. physician Franklin Meebs tries to keep him alive, he discovers a darker secret buried deep beneath the troubled man's wounds, and the incident that nearly took his life in the first place
Buddy (Nederlandstalig) by Eduard Meinema
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: Dutch. Published: May 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Twee duikvrienden genieten van een geweldige duik in de Oosterschelde. Als ze besluiten een tweede duik te maken, zijn ze zich er niet van bewust dat sommige dingen niet beter worden... Het kalme water blijkt verrassend gevaarlijk. Pas op voor het onverwachte.
The Hunt by Jeremiah Donaldson
You set the price! Words: 19,820. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
The United States Variation Unit's job is to hunt vampires, or 'variants', as the CIA calls them. New members cycle through faster than their weapons cycle shells and the job is considered a suicide mission by all that are aware of it. Those attracted to the job are normally desperate for a large amount of money in a short period of time. However, their prey could be even more desperate...
Under the Willow Tree by Joe Zito
Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Kimberly Holtshire is on her final mission in space. But she won't be coming home. Oxygen levels are dropping due to a malfunction and soon she will be dead. She begins to write as best as she can in her journal. It was going to be a keepsake for her grandsons when she returned to earth. However, she knows her fate and jots down her life's mistakes and most of all, the buried secrets of her life.
Shiny Happy People by Lindsey Goddard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Inside a run down theater, a strange old man claims he has the cure for depression. How far would you go to be one of the shiny happy people?
Too Cold for Black Widows by Stefon Mears
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Portland, Oregon. A beautiful city, with a dark underside. Few suspect what monsters lie waiting in its shadows. Or its light rail tunnels… Derrick, in his best blue suit. Still clutching a dozen roses. Nursing a freshly shattered heart. Derek, riding on a MAX train to terror. “Too Cold for Black Widows” – a chilling descent into horror at the edge of madness.
And No Birds Sing by Kathryn Ptacek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,230. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Kathryn Ptacek, author of the horror novels, In Silence Sealed, Shadoweyes, Blood Autumn, and many more is also an established short story writer and poet. Included in And No Birds Sing are a few examples of her short fiction and poetry: La Belle Dame Sans Merci Butternut and Blood Pleasure Domes Oasis
The Mysterious Massacre of 76' by Travis Blase
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A small quiet island town is beyond shocked when they are woken by a massive group of indescribably deadly creatures. Unsure of their fate, the town rallies together to try and take on the devastation head-on and save whatever humanity they have left. Through the eyes of one young man the town's story is finally explained, but what happens to them in the end may still remain a mystery.
The Mobster's Missing Diamonds by Darryl Matter
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A small plane crashed in a remote region of the national park three weeks ago. No trace of its pilot was found. The plane's registration suggests a link to organized crime. Now three men are at the ranger station. They're "going camping." The ranger has suspicions as to whey they're there--but October is no time for inexperienced hikers in those mountains.
La Casa de los Diez Muertos by Randall Blackcrow
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 16,280. Language: Spanish. Published: April 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Una mujer aburrida en una mansión aislada. Un amante empeñado en hacer realidad sus fantasías. Un sistema de seguridad inviolable. Y el recuerdo de crímenes pasados sobrevolando la tormenta. ¿Qué esconden las paredes de la Hacienda Haugen?
Knock Knock (A Jack Nightingale Short Story) by Stephen Leather
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,240. Language: British English. Published: April 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate an App that allows a demon from Hell to cause havoc on Earth. Knock Knock is a fast-paced supernatural story about 14,000 words long, featuring his long-suffering assistant Jenny McLean and his nemesis, the demon Proserpine.
Revenge by Hiranya Borah
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Horror » General
A news report on a Ruthless Murder of a passenger at Sibsagar bus stand who was coming from Guwahati to Dibrugarh by a night service bus, by an unknown killer is the central point of the book. Who killed the passenger?
Blood Ballet by S. M. Shuford
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Horror » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Blood Ballet and Paradox Phenomena – two poetry sets harvested from the same embryo. Sensual and discomforting, these haiku are the gruesome songs of mourning ghouls and dead maidens. They are a step into a dark pool of subconscious desires and fears. Contains an exclusive introduction for the eBook format only. Contains mild content such as nightmarish imagery, recommended 14+.
Uninvited Darkness by Travis Blase
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Lost in love's mad web, Felix and soon-to-be wife Dezzi travel away from their previous life in the city to trade in a new one up in the mountainside. When Felix almost hits a mysterious figure in the road near their new home, the couple's problems go from insignificant to frightening. It isn't before long when Felix runs into the figure again and realizes his troubles are just getting started.
Hudson's Details by Lee A Jackson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
The old man treks the same route day after day, looking for something that is no longer there. Something that he lost inside of the Funeral Home has gone forever. Hudson was a man of details and a love of his craft that he had wanted to pass on to young apprentices. In the backroom of his business, he trained them with an unorthodox method to learn how to respect the dead. Not everyone got it.
A Boy Called Stephany by C. Sean McGee
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A short parable about a small boy releasing the girl within. But could something far more sinister be lurking beneath?
The Old Man and the Dog by Richard Raven
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
An old man, living out his twilight years alone. After a visit from his great-granddaughter and her children, he is surprised when a dog wanders to his house. A dog he has seen before, and the old man will soon discover there is a reason why they dog has returned and that the deliverance he has sought for so long is finally at hand.
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