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General | Undead | Weird fiction | Occult | Ghost | Crime
Coming Home by Melissa Hopkins
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: American English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost(4.25 from 4 reviews)
A gripping tale told by Robert Newman who is plagued by nightmares of his childhood and believes that he must return to his old home to face the demons that haunt him. The house is now empty and in disrepair, but the memories are as fresh as they'd ever been. He journeys into the unknown to find that he can't outrun his past, and some things come back to haunt you.
Turning Point by David Blake
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller(4.25 from 4 reviews)
A short story of around 800 words. We all reach points in our lives where we face a crucial decision. For the young woman in this story, the choice is very much one of what path her future will take as she closes in on the man who is unwittingly very much a part of that decision...
The Crooked House of Coins by Jeff Chapman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(4.25 from 4 reviews)
In a small Midwestern town at the end of a lane stands a crooked house, where deaths and secrets entwine and ghosts revisit their final moments. Two cousins, heirs to the family legacy, search for a treasure secreted in the old dwelling's walls, driven by gold lust and tantalizing clues. The Crooked House is a grudging giver, and some secrets in a haunted house are best left alone.
Uncontainable by Michael Carter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,690. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.25 from 4 reviews)
In the not-too-distant future, a man is hired by a secret Government agency to be a mole in a high-tech ghosthunting team. What will he discover, and what is it that is Uncontainable? A novellette of 13,000 words.
Pig Farm by Jamie J. Buchanan
Price: Free! Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Joe suspected his wife was having an affair. The consequences of his actions led to hungry pigs, an elaborate plan and surprising results This short story mixes elements of jealousy, horror and old-fashioned revenge to serve up a dish best served cold.
The Awful Tale of the Minnesota Diarrhea Ghost by Rish Outfield
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy(4.25 from 4 reviews)
In this tiny tale, Grandpa sits down his two grandsons and tells them just enough about the Minnesota Diarrhea Ghost.
Witch's Skin by Rik Hunik
Series: Short Stories, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction(4.25 from 4 reviews)
While cleaning the attic in her inherited old house Suzi finds a secret room containing a shelf full of mysterious items and a shrine dedicated to a murder trial from decades ago. The room also contains a booby trap, a spell that compels her to don the long-dead witch's skin like a garment. A slightly different version of this story appeared in Tales Of The Talisman, Vol.4 #4, Apr. 2009.
Last Call by Simon Graves
Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Getting a replacement smart phone, Jamie's had all of his old contacts imported. Scrolling through to make sure all of them are in there, he comes across one contact in particular, his boyfriend who disappeared three months ago. He wants to delete it, but he can't help making one last call.
Zombie Crusade Snapshot: Ontario by J.W. Vohs
Price: Free! Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead(4.25 from 4 reviews)
As a bizarre zombie pandemic sweeps across North America, residents of a large island on Lake Huron prepare to isolate themselves from the rest of the world.
Twas A Good Day To Die by Jonathan Antony Strickland
Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(4.25 from 4 reviews)
On Christmas day, a man sits, contemplating his life and how the things outside, the indescribable horrors, will soon break through his defences. But this is of no concern to him, for his now miserable life and the hand of fate that has forced him to commit an act so terrible, weigh constantly on his mind. Short horror/Sci-fi (ish) story. Please read and review. Artwork: Robert Thomas Strickland
In Between by Greg Wilburn
Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Four year old Stacy Ludley just got her first imaginary friend. Or so she thinks. Feeling disregarded by her parents who have sold her best friend and stuffed walrus, Mr. Tusky, at their garage sale, she can do nothing but latch onto her new friend Sophie. But is this new friend she's found in the secret room of the house truly something in her head, or an embodiment of something more sinister?
They Don't Exist by J.R. Leckman
Price: Free! Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(4.20 from 20 reviews)
A young woman laughs it off when she's informed the room she's staying in for the night is haunted, because ghosts don't exist. Or do they?
Ancient Awakening (The Ancient) by Matthew Bryan Laube
Price: Free! Words: 58,020. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Hell comes home to Jersey. Seven ancient demons known as the Fallen have awakened in New Jersey. Fortunately for Mike and Ann, so has the one man who can stop them, Joseph Miller. Trapped in a hospital filled with mythical monsters, only together can they unravel the mystery of the Cursed and escape with not only their lives but their very humanity.
13 Horror Stories by John McDonnell
Series: Horror Shorts, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General(4.20 from 5 reviews)
If you like bone-chilling horror, this book is for you. It's horror that makes you think, horror with a surprise ending, horror that keeps you up at night. These are tales of revenge, of betrayal, of the power of love (or is it hate?) to overcome even Time and Space. Short and not-so-sweet, these stories will stick with you long after you finish reading them.
This Brilliant Darkness by Red Tash
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,650. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Crime(4.20 from 5 reviews)
The enigmatic Red Tash has created a compelling, multi-layered - and fully nuanced - modern fairytale, full of pop reference and varied philosophical allusions. This Brilliant Darkness is smart, thrilling, funny and full of great characters tangled in the kind of small-town webs Stephen King revels in. Excellent writing from a writer to watch. One of the best new writers I've read in years. ~A.H.
Recognition by Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 5,500. Language: British English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Recognition is the best form of identification. Knowing is half the battle. Being able to recognise the signs keep yourself and everyone else alive. Know your enemy.
Demonic Double Cross by B Branin
Price: Free! Words: 156,980. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Conman Arthur Broker has finally become a resident on easy street while posing as a paranormal investigator, separating superstitious suckers from their money. This cozy lifestyle shatters after the beautiful and possibly unstable Fiona Ambrose turns to him for help against the Daughters of All, a mysterious cult that has a knack for drug peddling, kidnapping and murder.
In The Realm of the Wolf by Walter Lazo
Price: Free! Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Bart returns to his home town to await an evil he can no longer avoid. As he waits, he questions the decisions he has made that have led him to this fate, and he wonders if perhaps he has sacrificed his own happiness and the happiness of those he loves for the sake of a higher cause that may prove to be beyond him.