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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.
Tales from the Flashback: "The Drive-in That Time Forgot" by Wayne Kyle Spitzer
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Coming of age
First there was the "Flashback." Then came the "Flashback Dawn." Now comes a new series of shorts set in the same universe ...
Underground Spirit by Foxglove Lee
Series: Queer Ghost Stories. Price: Free! Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2018 by Rainbow Crush. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
“Transgender Psychic Fights for Ghost Rights!” When a local tabloid gets its grubby paws on Whitney’s story, she doesn’t know what to do. Is she trans? Sure, and a lawyer to boot. But is she also psychic? Not really. Except that the ghost of a girl who died in a gruesome escalator accident has been following her around town... Queer Ghost Stories are standalone tales that can be read in any order!
Writer: DISTURBED by Steven Orlowski
You set the price! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Neighbors noisy landscapers. Can't work. Disturbing your creative flow. Then, death. The rabbits? They didn't. What should you do?
Honeymoon Havoc by Joleene Naylor
Price: Free! Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Undead
The Amaranthine series may have ended, but Jorick and Katelina's life together is just beginning. Jorick is looking forward to the departure of their Japanese guests, so he can be alone with his new wife, when trouble shows up in the form of a redheaded Executioner and a vampiress who needs help. Will they ever find peace and quiet?
Cat and Mouse by Eddie C Dollgener, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 16,870. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Dark comedy short. 3 malcontents extort their way through life to make others miserable & come across a mysterious shopkeeper. He fails to produce money to pay for protection, but gives in with something even more enjoyable. The drugs he gives them produce a most exquisite high, with morbid side effects.
The BW Novel, the first 7 chapters by Frank Armitage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
There it was. What the hell was this place? Dark boards of wood rotting, endless trash bags piled high in rows, a decomposing ethereal stench oozing out. Deep death lingered in the air, dark matter of decay spreading its tentacles, rising.
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 Ghost Mine - Chapter One: Fissure by Ben Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » Ghost(5.00 from 1 review)
Fatal glitches. A corporate cover-up. And something haunting the depths… Three years ago a horrific accident closed the energy mine ACM-1134. Now the mine has reopened, and Justin Barclay has to figure out why his coworkers keep dying and disappearing--before he disappears next. Read Fissure, the thrilling first chapter of The Ghost Mine, for free today. Just be sure to read it with the lights on.
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.
The Last Visitors by Joanne Surridge
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The two visitors have something important to say - the nursing home is quiet on New Years Eve, and they are waiting. Wondering about her life and the decisions she has made, she recognises them but unable to pinpoint where from she listens as they draw close to tell her something as the shadows darken around her.
The Devil House:La Tour Hotel,Blackpool By Levi John Atkins by Levi John Atkins
Series: The Devil House, 000.3. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until June 18!) Words: 18,420. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror(5.00 from 1 review)
Devil House:La Tour Hotel By Levi John Atkins Guests at the La Tour known as the most haunted hotel in blackpool have reported sightings of ghosts roaming the halls and gliding through ... Young couple enter a wrong hotel when they travel to blackpool and horrible things occur but discovers the hotel's Less
The Devil House: Lived Grim by Levi John Atkins
Series: The Devil House, 000.2. Price: Free! Words: 5,090. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Horror(5.00 from 1 review)
A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital force (generally in the form of blood) of the living. In European folklore, vampires were undead beings that often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighbourhoods they inhabited when they were alive. Less
Kioko: On Equal Terms (Tales of the Executioners) by Joleene Naylor
Series: Tales of the Executioners. Price: Free! Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Contains Spoilers for Ashes of Deceit. Only an Executioner for two weeks, Kioko is assigned mid-job to drop everything and help Ark apprehend a vampire-human duo wanted for murder. But it's not just any duo: it's the legendary Hand of Death Jorick and his so-called human pet.
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?