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Fiction Vortex - October 2013 Horror Issue by Fiction Vortex
Price: Free! Words: 37,970. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This month, Fiction Vortex is celebrating Halloween with a special all-horror issue. It's still speculative fiction, just with extra scares and mental scars. We know, as well as you do, that true terror isn’t from the dark corners of the world, but from the dark recesses of your mind, and that beneath a thin layer of imagination the true monsters are quite human.
The Half-Eaten Boy on the Stairs: A Poem by John P. Gallagher
Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A poor old man endures a nightmare of unspeakable and unthinkable terror.
Pivot (The Jack Harper Trilogy Book 1) by L.C. Barlow
Price: Free! Words: 93,140. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Pivot is: Winner of the Indie Reader Discovery Awards for Horror Winner of the top prize (Gold) in Horror for the eLit Book Awards Finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Are psychopaths born, or are they made? Jack Harper is taught to murder from the age of five, setting off a chain of horrific events that could lead to deliverance… or ruin.
Monster Proof by Scot McAtee
Price: Free! Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General(3.00 from 1 review)
Winston Manor is “Monster Proof.” The eccentric old millionaire that owns it has spent loads of cash on the ultimate home defense system that repels every invader, no matter what species it may be. But is he, or Winston Manor, prepared for Judy Barnes?
Face à l'étoile - Projet Bradbury #08 by Neil Jomunsi
Series: Projet Bradbury, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: French. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General
La vie semble sourire à William Goldsmith : ce candidat à l'élection municipale, ambitieux et séduisant, a toutes les chances de remporter le siège très convoité de maire de Cincinnati. Mais cette image de parfait homme politique menace d'être écornée. Goldsmith est en effet empêtré dans une affaire de corruption mafieuse qui a tout d'une épée de Damoclès. Et puis il y a cette étoile mystérieuse.
Crawlspace by Evans Light
Price: Free! Words: 14,840. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Fooling around on your wife can be hazardous to your health. Jusk ask Tom. He's juggling a frustrated wife, a secret new girlfriend, and the unpleasant task of trying to keep his deteriorating farmhouse from falling down around him. Now with his wife out of town for the week, Tom is eager to get with his beautiful new lover - but first there's something he has to finish up...in the CRAWLSPACE.
The Watcher by Amber Douglas
Price: Free! Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Celeste Schumacher inherits an old house when her parents pass away unexpectedly. She meets an elderly neighbor who appears kind on the surface, but harbors a secret.
A Dark Enchantment by Moira Hodgkinson
Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Isabelle can feel death's hand on her shoulder and resigns herself to it until the night when a dark stranger pulls her out of death's grasp. His secret is against all morals and brings its own danger along with its tempting promise of a new and better life. Drawn to the moonlight, Isabelle succumbs to the strangers dark enchantment.
Far-Sight by Kevin L. O'Brien
Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 19,180. Language: American English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General(4.00 from 3 reviews)
All scientific research has an element of risk, especially investigations that advance beyond the edge of the known into the unknown to probe the limits of what is possible and what is not. Jeremiah Arkenton must keep this in mind as he and his wife investigate the mysterious disappearance of a colleague while trying to avoid the same fate. This is a short story and a Cthulhu Mythos tale.
The Forest by Easton Livingston
Series: The Dark Corner, II. Price: Free! Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When we were children, we were afraid of things that go bump in the night. But some things don't hide in the dark. They hide in plain sight.
The Damaged and The Cobra by Anthony Cicerone
Price: Free! Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Detective Lark Foster, nicknamed "The Cobra", is an up-and-comer in the local police force. Aaron Barnes, a "damaged" ex-cop, is her lover. With the support of Lark's superior and godfather, Captain Seamus O'Reilly, they pursue the odd and paranormal monsters that all can see but only Aaron knows how to defeat.
Daisy's Demons by Alice Nuttall
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Daisy always seemed a little different, but her best friend didn't realise how different until she stayed over one night. A short horror story about why you really should be afraid of the dark.
The Edge of Hell by Peter Galarneau Jr.
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Horror » General(4.00 from 1 review)
How would it feel to be scattered across the rocks? Fifty feet, jagged edges, no mercy for a drunken teenager. A few swigs of whisky under the blazing Arizona sun and you jump…and wake up in a big ol’ truck inner tube, floating within the dark pit of hell toward a destiny filled with evil’s promise.
Velvet Manor by J Niessen
Price: Free! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(5.00 from 1 review)
Sheryl Mocner is a live-in caregiver. Contained within the sub-level of the hospital there dwells a dark, ongoing secret. It’s the source of recovery for each terminally ill patient living within the tall structural complex. A team of investigators want to know why visitors are missing. Sheryl faces the threat of being the next one abducted, by learning what hides beneath Velvet Manor.
Simulation: Massively Multiplayer by Marlynn Swanigan
Series: Groove Fighter. Price: Free! Words: 23,390. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Graphic Novel
An illusionary novel with an interesting virtual reality action rpg game that keeps us playing for hours! Mission Based, Mini-games, dark missions, and massively multiplayer with a unique level-up system and stunning 3D graphics!