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Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A chilling novella of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere universe, which originally appeared in the Dangerous Women anthology. Amid a forest where the shades of the dead linger all around, every homesteader knows to follow the Simple Rules: "Don't kindle flame, don't shed the blood of another, don't run at night. These things draw shades." Silence Montane will break all three rules to save her family.
Unearthed by Richard Chizmar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016 by Apokrupha LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
From Richard Chizmar Manuscripts found in a dark corner of his office, from a time long forgotten–the Eighties. Revived at the hand of two horror masters, these stories are a slice of the past brought into the present. The Sculptor With Ray Garton Roses and Raindrops With Brian Keene Composed in the ‘80’s, nearly lost to time, these two stories are now UNEARTHED
Drumbeats (Expanded Edition) by Neil Peart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,450. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2010 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A chilling story cowritten with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. A rock drummer bicycling through the African wilderness encounters a village that makes very special drums. This one will make your heart skip a beat. Includes essays by Kevin J. Anderson and by Neil Peart.
The Noctambulists by Nino Cipri
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The TV is small, just like everything in your apartment. Onscreen, there's a woman sitting behind a desk. Her dark hair hangs straight down the sides of her cheeks, and her pale face looks like a full moon, suspended in the darkness. "Are you home alone?" she asks. "You are, aren't you? It's just you, there. And just me, in here. Just the two of us. Alone together, here at the end of the night."
The Bridegroom by Amelia Mangan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015 by Book Smugglers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
When Valentine was born, no one celebrated. No cigars were distributed, and no pats on the back were given. But a hasty phone call was placed, and a promise was made. Now, as her eighteenth birthday approaches, Valentine's small world of solitude and unhappiness begins to unravel--just as a powerful, catastrophic plague of death, fire, and ice sweeps across the country. He is coming.
What Zombies Fear: A Farmer's Daughter by Kirk Allmond
Series: What Zombies Fear, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Undead(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a short story (About 35 pages) set in the What Zombies Fear universe. It is a stand-alone adventure although a reader unfamiliar with that universe may have to take some things at face value, there are no important spoilers in this short.
A Breath of Magic by DJ Cowdall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
A fine tale of Occult and mystery, as a strange bookseller welcomes new customers into his shop, and much more. A beautifully written short tale of magic and wonder, but all is not what it seems...
Oona: A Fairy Tale by Brooke Warra
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A dark secret is being kept in this modern day fairy tale about a young bride's murder and the terrible aftermath. Dive into this short story about a lonely widower and his living doll, Oona.
The Believer by Mary Underwood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011 by NetBound Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(5.00 from 6 reviews)
A clan of vampires are trapped in an abandoned tomb for 1000 years. Above them, holding them prisoner is an ancient monastary. Suddenly the monastary is being abandoned and desanctified. Finally, after all this time, is the freedom of the vampires finally at hand?
Exeunt Demon King by Jonathan L. Howard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has faced many horrors during his career, but in this tale he tells of an early encounter with something that horrified even him. Pantomime. A provincial theatre has seen a series of strange deaths. The young Cabal investigates, even though this requires him to don red tights, a curling moustache, and become... the Demon King.
Orbital Decay by A.G. Claymore
Series: Orbital Decay, From 'The Dark Defiance'. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,680. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A Black Ships Novella Ben's life was falling apart but the pace has just accelerated. A suicide case turns out to be murder and it looks like the body count’s going to rise. A lot. As he races to uncover the truth, he learns the entire species may be the next victim. Just as humanity is finally reaching for the stars, a terrible mistake may knock us back into the Stone Age. If anyone is left...
Blood Moon by Elizabeth Rowan Keith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Horror » Occult(5.00 from 8 reviews)
An award-winning story of possibility as the veils thin at the full moon times of autumn. If this story were yours, would you be horrified or happy?
Fae Horse: A Faerie Tale by Anthea Sharp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Horror » Occult(4.00 from 1 review)
Accused as witch, Eileen must flee for her life, leaving her village and true love behind. With her pursuers closing in, she chances across a strange black horse - but does she dare to pay the price of escape? Fae Horse is a short story of 5k words (about 25 pages) in the traditional dark faerie tale style.
The Public Menace of Blight (3.4) by Kaaron Warren
Series: The Refuge Collection, Vol.3 Tale 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A small car is discovered at a local bazaar in Refuge. It's recognised as a child's toy from a long time ago. It shouldn't exist. The mystery takes the narrator on a quest for the truth. But does she really want to know? Bram Stoker, Twice-World Fantasy Award Nominee and Shirley Jackson Award winner Kaaron Warren has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji. Cover art by Will Jacques, 2016.
Playthings by Michelle Birbeck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Finding someone to play with is difficult enough when killing them can mean going to jail. But that doesn't stop this serial killing duo. They've been killing together for years, selecting victims and covering each others' backs. But now one of them has broken the rules, leaving the other wanting for blood.
White Noise by Rhonda Parrish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Watch the end of the world unfold in these twenty zombie-tastic poems by Rhonda Parrish. Experience the grime and the gore of the shambling, undead menace right alongside moments of hope and love.
The Devil's Advocates (Short Story) by C.D. Reimer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: American English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
John Wormwood, a veteran news reporter for The Silicon Valley Gazette, witnesses a satanic human sacrifice that opens the bronze doors of the Rodin's The Gates of Hell statue at Stanford University, unleashing the Horseman of Death into the world, and runs for his life with the biggest Pulitzer Prize winning news story of his career. (A 5,340-word short story.)
Same Ol' Bull Same Ol' Rodeo by Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General(4.67 from 3 reviews)
This is an intense short story, a contemporary rodeo western psychological horror. What do a 1500 pound rodeo bull and a raven-haired Cajun beauty have in common? Maybe nightmares....
The Toyol by Joel Arnold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
After cyclone Nargis destroys Zeya’s home and family in Myanmar, she accepts a job offer in Kuala Lampur. She soon realizes she’s been tricked, and has instead been sold to a sex trafficking ring. Bars cover her windows and cruel guards keep watch. But when she learns of a mystical creature known as a 'toyol' she wonders if it may be her ticket out of this hell on earth. This is a short story.