Stories tagged “HORROR”

  • Monster

    Nine-year-old Timothy Lane sits on the edge of his bed trying not to look at his closet. The room is dark, but that yawning portal is darker and more terrifying to Timothy than anything else. He twists his hands in his lap, trying to find the courage to w…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Lost Things: That Which Is from Within

    She reappeared in another part of the library, a dank room smelling of moldering wood and fungus. The furniture here was in disrepair, rotten through and falling apart. She loved it.

    She settled onto a pile of termite-eaten wood that may once have been a…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Rain

    It's been raining for two days straight, and I'm afraid to go out. I've seen what those torrents do to people who venture outside. Cascades of water sweep down the street, and the rain itself is dangerous as hell. I have cabin fever. We all do. But those …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • The Candlemaker

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 1 year ago
  • The Eating Tree

    There are experiences and ideas that we have as children that are vivid and real. Some stick with us for a while before we shed them like dead skin cells. Others live within us dormant; lurking. In my neighborhood, every kid's parents warned us not to go …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Inside Pete's Skin

    Peter's skin itched as if people were watching him. He knew that he was alone in his apartment but the feeling was so strong that he looked over one shoulder and then the other. His living room lay behind him and while it wasn't well lit any more, ever si…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Compelled by Ritual

    Sound echoed through the winding passages of the fissure, ultimately coming from a great cavern where naked men danced in a circle. Ringing them, women beat drums and if not drums, their thighs or the walls.

    There was only one light, a fearful red tongue…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • TRAILHEAD 1: Martin's Window

    Thunder crashed again. Martin looked up from his laptop, but could see little beyond the glow of his halogen desk lamp. Just for a moment, he had fancied that he could hear a deep rumble that was closer, something that was not the rain or thunder. Somet…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Red Eyes

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 4 years ago
  • The Operating Theatre

    The doctor stood at the center of the Operating Theatre, examining his surgical instruments. Beside him, the body of a young man with fair hair and milky skin lay draped in a white sheet. The doctor looked briefly at the body before looking up at the in…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • It Came From the Produce Aisle

    Mother screamed as an angry cantaloupe chased her through the produce section of Walter’s Grocery Store. A few feet away, a horde of vine ripened tomatoes gnawed at the ankle of a little, old lady, while a head of kale viciously assaulted a dread locked …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Light In My Eyes

    I lay down for bed and turn out the lamp, but I still can't sleep. It's the light behind my eyes that keeps me awake. The room may be pitch black, I may cover my eyes, squeeze them shut as tight as I can. It doesn't matter. There's still that light behind…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Mob

    Damion stands at the edge of the woods, just inside the treeline. His attention is focused on the house 35 yards away, the house that is surrounded by a teeming mass of the living dead. He hears screams from inside, cries for help from the poor souls trap…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Robin Redbreast

    Each Robin has a red breast, dripping blood,


    And ev'ry beaten heart, a bony cage,


    And still we sing and bathe ourselves in mud;

    From heart to fingers, ink still stains the page.

    The pump has sprung a leak for you to read:


    A farewell note to say it's n…

    Posted 6 years ago