Most recently published stories in Horror.
November 11, 1974 The presence of the new door in the basement wall strikes me hard. It shouldn’t be here; it wasn’t here before.
THE BACKTRAPS By JS Harding Author’s note, December 19th, 2020.
The sun blazed brightly this morning. It warmed my skin as I ran my fingertips gently over the burnt orange petals with sun-kissed yellow edges. They were almost like velvet on my hands and the flower itself nestled gently into the healing scars on my palm. I closed my eyes enveloping my senses in the sweet, gentle smell, and the velour touch on my finger tips. I leaned forward to get a better inhalation of my senses. Ever so slowly I took in the sweet scent of peace and harmony. I leaned back with my eyes closed and stayed seated among my flora, basking in the warm sunlight. My head tilted back as the sun caressed my face. It was over. I was free.
She did love marigolds
The sound of the doorbell cut through the silence hanging like a cloud in the Evans house. Clyde Evans looks up from his reverie and sighs slowly before getting up and making his way to the front door.
Killer Lovin: episode 2
Rick fumbled his way downstairs soon greeted by a bunch of cameras. his eyes slowly moved to Chas, as he sat in a green bathrobe playing the guitar. a thoughtful look on his face as his hazel eyes stared into the woods outside. Rick moves quietly through the kitchen, careful not to disturb him. Chas turned to see Rick as he was grabbing a bowl of cereal.
Reed's Literary Horror Review of 'Son of the Right Hand: Ze'ev Book 2' (2021), by John Baltisberger
In my review of Treif Magic (2020), I mentioned that Ze'ev was a matured anti-hero that understood the consequences of his action, accepted his fate, and made the leap into darkness without hesitation or angsty whining. Unlike John Constantine from Hell Blazer who persistently refused to take responsibility for his own mistakes the whole while complaining about the consequences.
In The Dark
Lori dropped the box, and immediately regretted having done so, the card fluttered before hitting the ground, but the finger rolled away down the slanted sidewalk. Not totally sure of what she was doing, Lori picked up the finger frantically and through it back in the box. This was all done very clumsily, and she didn't succeed first try. After getting both the finger and the package out of her hands, Lori backed away from the box. She watched it as though the finger might lunge at her from the container.
The Count Down
“Hey be careful, okay? I don’t want another earful from your mom” I watch as Simon flings himself from the different branches of the huge oak tree in the middle of the park. Dad had wanted me and my stepbrother to get along after the new marriage, so I brought him to the park. What else do ten-year-old’s like to do? Now that I’m eighteen, remembering what I liked to do when I was ten was a lot harder than I had originally thought. I take a break from watching Simon swing around like a wild monkey and look down at my phone. There was nothing particularly interesting until I had gotten a text from Jane, my closest friend.
Gretchen couldn’t understand why her mind kept wandering back to Jack Sutter. In her current circumstance, most people would be panicking about the pool of blood forming beneath them, but the state of fear can be a slippery, unsustainable thing when it goes on so long. It was very dark in the trunk of the car. The kind of heavy dark that can only be experienced in closed places, suffocating and dissolving her till she felt like she was part of the scratchy upholstery.
Little Psycho Series
67% of people: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 32% of people: 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 The other 1%:
Sitting in the bathroom, with the door closed and the water running while she splashed water on her face, I need to calm down, Emma thought, or this will only get worse.
Jaws 2 - A Movie Review
Just when you think it’s safe to get back in the water we need another bigger boat. Emerging back out of the ocean in 1978, Jaws 2 is a sequel to the 1975 classic. Chief Brody fears that another shark is back. Only this time - people won’t believe him. Amity Island is turned into chaos once more as another shark attacks beachgoers.