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General | Undead | Weird fiction | Occult | Ghost | Crime
Ghost Train by Jeff Breland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,870. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
In the dead of night a train with no lights, how whistle or sound of an engine is moving across the countryside. Living, breathing people who have the misfortune of incurring this mismatched combination find that the passengers aboard, whom they can only see in the bare essence of light, are not of this world. They are, however, on a journey with a predetermined destination.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2015) by Bards and Sages Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,490. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Hell of a Ride by Sam Austin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
It isn’t Adam’s fault, not really. The motorbike calls to him. When a teenage thrill seeker steals a motorbike, he finds himself dealing with more than he’d bargained for. Hell of a ride is a short horror story of around 1800 words. Plus bonus story: Confession.
The Psychic Next Door by Yvette Russell
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,460. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Occult
After being cheated on, Rachel Vaughn needs a fresh start. She finds it in a new apartment and—despite having some seriously weird neighbours—quickly settles into her new home. But soon after, strange things start happening, and it becomes clear that Rachel is being hunted by something… unexplainable. And she can't help but think it might involve Luc, the mysterious guy who lives next door.
Mindflower by Cody Phillips
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 175,230. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Christopher McDaniel - just an ordinary twelve-year-old boy walking home after school. What happens next makes Cody Phillips' Mindflower a very tough read, because with tendrils snaking throughout the upper echelons of American society a dark secret perpetuates a repeated and heinous crime.
Sunrise by Kody Boye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,700. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
With a dwindling food supply, a lawless gang, and the encroaching dead threatening their existence, Dakota Travis and his best friend realize they may no longer be safe in their abandoned apartment building. They flee into the wasteland that was once South Dakota to find safety. There, they encounter the last remnants of the United States military and take shelter within a converted asylum.
The Shadows of Tarnside Hall by Van Andrew
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Escaping from a drab life in post-war Manchester, Eleanor Barfield questions her instincts when she first sets eyes on Tarnside Hall. Brooding over its secrets, the home of Dr. Levens stands remote and forbidding on the Coniston Fells, warning Eleanor to come no further. An exciting new job and luxurious living prove too much of a temptation: Eleanor embarks on her role as the doctor’s secretary.
The Beast With No Name by Gilbert Hardy IV
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » General
This is a short story, of a beast who has no name. So he sets out on a journey, and meets various people on it. This is quite a dark tale and is recommended for readers age 12 and above.
Devil Music by S.E. Casey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Music is said have curative powers on body and soul. But for one man, the soothing sounds of music evoke a profound reaction of dread and terror. A curious encounter in his youth may hold the remedy if only he could separate fact from fiction. In a world increasingly filled with background music, an increasing despair frays his mind to the breaking point.
Robo-Zombie by Edward M. Grant
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 27, 2015 by Banchixi Media. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Darren's Robo-Rat project would have saved many lives. If the zombie apocalypse hadn't got in the way. Now he's trapped on a roof in Saskatoon with his boss, while the girl he loves fights zombies far below. But Rob the zombie, a case of electronics, and a cordless drill may offer a chance to rescue her after all... A 7,500 word science fiction horror short story. remotely-controlled zombies.
Hannahwhere by John McIlveen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,940. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Occult
In a suburb on Boston’s North Shore, a catatonic little girl is found behind a dumpster. She is a mystery. As Social Worker Debbie Gillan pieces together the puzzle of the child's identity, she discovers the child had disappeared two years earlier along with a twin sister. She also discovers HANNAHWHERE, an alternate world that is both a haven and a prison....
Saved by Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
What would it be like to be the last man on Earth, or at least to believe yourself so? Not only that, but the only other living creature is a live oak tree. Albeit one who listens well, but never speaks. Until it's too late.
Second Chances - Reaching Heaven by Donald Franck
Series: Second Chances, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,400. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Second Chances takes you into the disturbing world where the Undead Walkers seek to feed on your flesh. Fighting against terrible odds, the people struggle to save a community that may hold the security of all mankind within its walls.
I Own You: Dark Erotica by Natasha Stevens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,680. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
He picks the lock and enters her house. She awakens to find a man in her bedroom, touching her. But he is not a stranger. Not quite. He is the brother of a former boyfriend who tried to kill himself because of her. And the man in her bedroom wants to get even ... and he wants her. This is Natasha Stevens' most shocking dark erotica thriller yet. Disturbing content - reader discretion advised.
Quicksand by Matthew Di Paoli
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Neon. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Matthew Di Paoli's short story "Quicksand" first appeared in issue thirty-nine of Neon. It's a dark little tale about a man who finds himself stuck in a patch of quicksand while on his way to the butcher. As the story progresses he sinks deeper and deeper, while the world around him continues apace - not even a visit from his parents or a new prospective love interest can save him from sinking.
Haunted Flesh: Stories of the Living Dead by Robert Hood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,490. Language: Australian English. Published: June 25, 2015 by IFWGPublishingAustralia. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When are dead people not ghosts? That's easy. When they try to eat you! Haunted Flesh: Stories of the Living Dead collects six of Australian horror maestro Robert Hood's creepiest, most outlandish tales of flesh-bound cadaver mayhem.
Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 58,210. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015 by Innsmouth Free Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The year is nineteen-sixty-something, and after endless millennia of watery sleep, the stars are finally right. Old R'lyeh rises out of the Pacific, ready to cast its damned shadow over the primitive human world. The first to see its peaks: an alcoholic, paranoid, and frightened Jack Kerouac, who had been drinking off a nervous breakdown up in Big Sur.