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Horror fiction that delivers on its promise to scare, startle, frighten and unsettle. These stories are fake, but the shivers down your spine won't be.

  • CJL Stories
    Published 11 days ago
    Bedtime Stories

    Bedtime Stories

    Bedtime was my favorite time of the day, you know why because my mom tells the best stories she
  • Reagan Jensen
    Published 11 days ago
    Guardian

    Guardian

    I knew my fate had been chosen for me then. Through all the misery and heartache I had lost almost everything along the way. He stood behind me, watching me closely as we stood in silence gazing over the cliffs edge at the world under us. Quietly, as if almost a whisper he said “I hope you know what you’re doing.” I didn’t look at him, I remained staring off into the distance, my expression blank but in my voice you could hear the determination “I may have lost so much, but it was for all the right reasons. With everything comes sacrifice. And unlike them, they cannot understand what it is that I must accomplish.” A slight breeze emerged through the trees as it slowly twisted through the strands of my hair. Turning around to face him, he nodded knowingly but as I walked past him towards the depths of the forest his face turned to sadness. He wanted to stop me, but he knew it was what I had to do. I could feel the tears well up in my eyes as I ran for dear life towards the shadowy figure below. The wind twisted and twined its self through my hair as my heart raced in agony. My mind screamed at me to run, to let it all go, but my heart begged to fight. I let out a scream of traumatizing pain as I inched my way closer to the death filled creature that was crouched over something I could not see. And at that moment, as I swung my hand back, time seemed to slow down as it turned to face me roaring out an ear piercing sound. The confusion and hurt beamed in my eyes as I recognized the creature. It was my guardian. The saliva fell from the tips of its teeth, its mouth remained agar full of blood, snarling viciously just moments away from the grasp of its jaws. Hitting it across the face it fell to its side, I could feel the anger running through my veins and as if a knife had run its blade through the core of my heart. Looking down, it was then that I realized my heart stopped and my eyes froze when I saw his limp body lying in a pool of blood, motionless; I stared into his lifeless eyes. I felt my heart sink, holding my breath I felt the heartache take over, the tears falling from my eyes, I screamed out in despair “NO!” Falling to my knees, I cupped his face in my hands. Hearing a deep, trembling snarl from behind me I stopped for a moment, my eyes still fixed upon his handsome face. I spoke sternly, but you could hear the hurt of betrayal in my voice “Why?!” I cried “You took everything from me, and for what, to see me suffer? I finally found all that I needed” I shrieked then as I spun around “AND YOU!! You took it from me!!!” The creatures blood red eyes looked into mine with triumph, proud of what it had done. It growled deeply as its demonic voice spoke back “I suppose it was only a matter of time, but you never had anything, from the very beginning you were used and fooled.” It smiled at me then, its black fur raised amongst its muscled body. Gasping in disbelief as if almost unable to speak “You were the only one I had, you stood by me and taught me all that I know, you encouraged me and stayed by me throughout my whole life and now, now that I found what you always told me to look for, you take him from me!” Raising my voice in anger I spat “You were never my friend, nor my guardian; you were always on their side. Even after all the years you protected me, you lied to me… you deceived me!” It took one large paw forward until it was only a hairs length looking down at me, its claws glistening in the daylight, the blood falling from its jaws as it grinned evilly. My eyes red from the tears, the sadness had overwhelmed me as I continued to stare at it in disbelief. I could feel the pain rushing through my body, I felt broken beyond repair as I slowly reached my hand out to place it on the side of the creatures face. I looked at the ruffled fur between my fingers as I looked back into its crimson eyes and quietly spoke “I always loved you” and as if my words had punctured it, I could see the grin on its face slowly fade and the anger in its eyes turn to remorse. Gently patting the side of its face lovingly I stood on the tips of my toes leaning forward kissing it on the muzzle, stepping even closer wrapping my arms around its heavy build, I buried my face into its chest of fur and I silently cried out “I’m sorry, so sorry, but it has to be done.” I could feel the creatures heart quicken as I squeezed my eyes shut and screamed out as I blindly stabbed it once, hearing it shriek out in pain, I stabbed it again and could feel the warmth of blood pour out onto my hand. Letting go I opened my eyes then as I saw it wail baring its teeth as it angrily yelled out “Why, you fool?! You’ll die too!” I watched as the blood fell from its chest, watching it struggle in its pain I smiled then and whispered acceptingly “I know.” And at that moment I closed my eyes, feeling my spirit lift, my heart began to slow. Falling to my knees as the creature stared at me in shock; surprised by what I had done. I felt everything around me slowly disappear and as I fell onto my side, endearing my last breath I softly spoke “I love you.” And with that the life faded from me and just as it did the creature felt a sharp pain in its heart, as its life was being sucked from it, its eyes froze, everything faded black as it tried to scream out, but it only came out as a mere whisper under its breath “No…” Collapsing to the ground with a heavy thud it breathed its last breath. For a moment it seemed as if the world was put on pause as they lay there and just as quickly as it had started, silence filled the air once more and nothing could be heard but the slight breeze as it rustled through the trees.
  • nik b
    Published 12 days ago
    Prophecies Descending

    Prophecies Descending

    The king and queen would be traveling to a neighboring kingdom to escape the tragedy and weather that mysteriously started acting awry. So many of the villagers and members of the royal blood lineage had perished since the nightmare began reeking havoc on all the people in their kingdom. Time was of the essence to escape what seemed to be a mysterious plague murdering men, women, and children regardless of their stature. Horror stories of the tragic events taking place were being told to everyone and they now lived in fear of the mystery that was occurring.
  • Eliza Vargas
    Published 12 days ago
    Book #1

    Book #1

    Prologue
  • Kristyn Cagle
    Published 12 days ago
    Lepers

    Lepers

    A town named Welhamp, was locked away from all harm and fear, bright colors and smiling faces. They knew no wrong, no fear. Everything was nearly perfect.
  • Anna LaFountaine
    Published 13 days ago
    Summer’s End

    Summer’s End

    Summer happened early this year and while no was was expecting it to, one person was overcome with joy. “What will you be doing today?” A voice called out to Lena who was in the middle of day dreaming. “Hmm?” She snapped out of it. “Sorry. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing now that school is over.” Her friend Sam set down a glass of lemonade onto the diner table. He wiped his hands onto his apron. “When my shift is over we can head over to the bookstore.” He suggested. “Nah.” Lena sighed. “I spent all of my time there while I was in school. I need something different but there’s never anything to do in this town.” Sam laughed. “You were so excited to be done with school and to start summer but instead you look pretty bummed.”
  • Dash GetEm
    Published 13 days ago
    The Last Train

    The Last Train

    “The last train will be arriving in three minutes..”
  • nik b
    Published 14 days ago
    Salinas's Discovery

    Salinas's Discovery

    Salina is more than just a normal girl going to a normal school. She is a magical kind of special. Although she didn't have any friends and life had its ups and downs for someone of her stature, she always has had magic her blood. She didn't have a lot of money nor a family that was active in her life due to her being adopted into a large family which was similar to the orphanage her real mother left her at as a baby. This girl is magic. She was told nothing about her real family and that mystery kept her pondering and in hope of one day finding a home she could be loved and appreciated at instead of hiding the true gift that she is.Salina was more different than anyone around and she never told another person about her special gift. Until. One. Night.
  • Rustin Petrae
    Published 15 days ago
    Cat's Paw

    Cat's Paw

    Tragedy. It’s a small word but it has huge meaning. I could see the effects of what that word could do in the summer of 2001 when tragedy struck my neighborhood. It infected and contaminated everything. The worst part was that tragedy came with a crap load of emotions. Sometimes devastating emotions.
  • Bazooka Teaches
    Published 15 days ago
    My Staring Cat

    My Staring Cat

    My cat is always staring at me. No matter what I do, he’s there looking at me like he’s amazed by me or something. Maybe he’s just pondering. About what? I have no idea.
  • Rachel Jacobs
    Published 16 days ago
    Seven Again

    Seven Again

    Nothing holds back the dependability and stability of a man in his parallel dimension. I never call out, I never miss a day of hard work. The glimmer of light cast from my gold wedding band shines in my eyes, blinding me from true reality. Yes, I am a husband in the parallel universe. My face is soft under the general lighting, but underneath the scope, you’ll see the crows feet that walk around my eyes. Lines carved lightly from the laughs, the sudden surprises. The smile I flash to my brilliant wife. A woman whose daring nature brought her praise from colleagues and peers through the work of charity. Her smile is much more worn out from giving it to everyone. Her body tells two stories of new life. Feminine life created from myself and herself. We have a perfect life. Two adults, two children, who stay in their role. We have alarms, routine, love. Nothing exists in our home to diminish the order we’ve built. That alarm keeps blaring. Why is that alarm going off while my children are playing on their slip n slide? Their skin shining under a scorching sun, slick with water from the hose that waters our garden. That alarm is ruining their play time. They’re worried about being adults, having to wake up for work. Work?
  • Kelly Mitchell
    Published 18 days ago
    Paramind

    Paramind

    It had started out simple enough. A flu shot. You don’t even have to go to the doctor to get one. Your local pharmacy hands them out like treats on Halloween, fully armed with little cherry lollipops for the faint of heart or children that are less than pleased with the prospect of getting a needle jammed in their arm. Unsuspecting families scurrying into the Walmart Supercenter with coupons and grocery lists in normal daily rituals, seduced by the ease of knocking everything out in the one-stop shop. That’s what it was about wasn’t it? Getting as much work done with as little effort as possible? Is this why sacrifices were made? Precise gave way to convenience? Precaution was overcome by availability? The screaming voices of demand outweighed the finality of consequence?