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25 Most Recent Horror Short Stories

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Nightmare by Guy Belleranti
This flash story can now be read at Liquid Imagination. Hope you enjoy it...
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Nightmare Beach by Michael Crow
A flash fiction story about a romantic night on the beach that turns into a nightmare. ..
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Nightmare Tunnel--Merry-go-Round by Odin Roark
Let me know if you think a group of say 10 short stories taking place on a subway and based on day or night subconscious disturbances (whether dreams or the mind wanderings of a subway traveler allowing his or her observations of other passengers to arrest unspoken thoughts and repressions)might mak..
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Nightowls by John W
There are some strange people out there.....
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Read excerpt from Nights Of Hell Nights Of Hell by Audrey Snead
The author of the NIGHTS OF HELL series suddenly finds himself trapped within his own nightmare. I Richard Vaughn wasn’t certain he believed the things he wrote because he’d never really thought about it one way or another. He just wrote, and he was good at it. People liked horror and..
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Nightscapes by Suzanne Flaig
A psychological horror story about a woman's descent into a world that won't let her return. Recently won a third place award in the 17th Great Blue Beacon Short-Short Story Contest...
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Nightwalkers by Terry Sheils
A pick-up on a lonely road through a swamp leads to horror...
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Nine Short Horror Stories by JOAN MCKINLEY
A book written about nine stories that will probably scare you...
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Nobody Cries for Opossums by Heather Payer-Smith
(Short story: A girl watches in horror as her brothers mutilate a dead opossum.)..
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Nocturnal Feeding(s) by Terry Vinson
A HALLOWEEN-themed tale concerning the dangers of picking up strangers, no matter how innocent the guise.....
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Nostalgia of a pre-grammar obsessed world by hillary marek
a quip from one of the first short stories I ever wrote. Yes it is really bad...
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Not an ordinary attempt to murder by Lily Alex
When the young athletic orphan meets the successful businessman, she can't even imagine him being the son of the devil, and that he murdered her parents Martha and Robert fall in love with each other almost instantly. One of Noirson's guards, Jerry, finds himself under her charm too. This..
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Not By Half by The Grim Reverend Steven Rage
Brand Spankin' New HardCore Horror from Steven Rage. Dig:..
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NOT IN SPRINGTIME by Donna Kenworthy-Levy
A neo-vampire story with a happy ending...
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Note From A Vampire's Desk by J AG
A greeting from Reyna De Leon, vampire head of La Familia De Leon, whose "life" is chronicled in the soon to be released "Teeth Bite: The Mestizo Vein"..
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Number 6 by Randall Barfield
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Office Politics by Patricia Gomes
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Office Space by Chuckie Finn
It may be nice to be important but it's important to be nice too!..
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Old bones by BJ Edwards
When ancient bones are disturbed, the descendants of the dead take action. ..
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On Edge. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A man feels like everyone is out to get him...
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On Second Sight by Gracie McKeever
A parasitical being that subsists on the musings of human beings walks a fine line between predator and penitent when her latest choice of sustenance strikes an unexpected chord of compassion in this psychic vampire romance. First appeared in November 2002, Issue #22 of Awe-Struck FLASH, th..
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Once Admitted by Jennifer Holly MacDonald
Defeating a darkness..
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One Favor Before You Go... by J. Dean
On his way to Chicago, a man receives a phone call from an acquaintance who mysteriously disappeared three months earlier. ..
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One Man's Dream by Shaun Lehmkuhl
As life continues for the young, situations twist and drop, its influence a burning every man/woman should experience...
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One Night by Robin Adams
Grusome story of a rape and the victim's trimuph. FYI... This story contains vivid detail. I just received notice that this will be pulished in the next issue of House-of-Pain...
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One Night Stand by Barbara Marjanovic
This one has you second guess about that innocent girl you met at the rave last night.....
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One Time Offer by Richard Kallao
original ..
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Online Dating by Jamie Tate
Smiling, though the smile never reached his eyes, he looked at me across the table and whispered, “I love dead people.” ..
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Only a Movie by Garrett Peck
A henpecked husband is inspired by a slasher flick. This story was written for Garrett's turn as co-featured author at John Urbancik's Dark Fluidity. It was later published in the anthology THWN Presents: Voices From a Dark Future edited by Keith Gouveia...
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Only If you Let It by Richard Kallao
original..
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Oriborous by Michael Ault
Sometimes we find ourselves going in circles...
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Ouija by Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Sometimes death returns...time and time again...until it gets what it wants...
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Out of Nothing by Micki Peluso
This is a muti-layered story about coming throught to the otherside of grief...
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Over the Moon and Running by William Ledbetter
What would you do to walk again?..
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Pandora's Box by James Kirk
Alien Invasion...
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Read excerpt from Paper Tigers Paper Tigers by Gracie McKeever
Two adopted brothers—one black, one white—realize that they have much more in common than a shared childhood of violence and madness...
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Paranormal Normal by Richard Kallao
original ..
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Parchment by Duane Pesice
Once I gloried in the smell of old books, their crumbling, mildew-stained pages reminding me of the ancient and forgotten mysteries I beheld nightly within their covers. But no longer, for it was my fate to survive the most primal of terrors, and to find myself beyond the shroud of or..
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Passing the Torch by Terry Vinson
In a tiny, remote police station in rural Arkansas, a notorious serial killer confesses to a rather dubious passing of the torch. ..
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Past Scars by Nickolaus Pacione
..anyone who had been harassed for one reason or another would understand this kind of nightmare that torments them in their waking hours...
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View Photo of Paying the Piper Read excerpt from Paying the Piper Paying the Piper by J. Starmer
Mack slowly turned his dead stare in the direction of Graham’s house, where the light from the long front porch could be seen, spilling its glow out into the autumn night. “Tell Darcy it’s time to pay the piper.” ..
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Pegasus by Lily Alex
The two immortal, eternal, timeless phrases that every writer has to know...
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Perry Ignored the Light by Steve Groll
A teenage boy and his father are camping when a fatal error leads to a horrible death...
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Phydoux Is Baa-ack! by larry linville
It's been a long time since Phydoux check in with us but here he is and boy is he pissed! ..
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Pine Barrens Weekend by Ed Matlack
A weekend spent in the NJ Pine Barrens ..
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Piso Diez by Jess Moleman
Death, horror and love in Lima...
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Places of the Cold by Nickolaus Pacione
the narrative of a nightmare that started in reoccurence during the time when I was in the hospital. It is a sequel to "Library of Bones," and in the tradition of both H.P. Lovecraft and Ray Bradbury, this would be one that would haunt the psyche. Horror within the mind as it haunts in the semi-au..
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Plantain by Randall Barfield
Carmen said if they love any food in her country it's a plantain.....
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Play With Us by Lee Cushing
Three women try to evade the demons following them..
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Please, God, Tell Me That I’m Still Asleep by Joseph DeMarco
The meeting of the world's worst in history...
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