Stories in Horror that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
A Mother's Just Deserts
In the morning hush before they descended, Judy practiced being kind. It didn't come naturally. She focused on breathing and meditation and the positives the day would bring. Judy prided herself on not raising her voice or using sarcasm with her students, so she could always make the claim "I don't speak to you disrespectfully, so please don't answer me that way" without earning a snigger.Alison Tennent - The Celtic ChameleonPublished 22 days ago in Horror
The Junonia Shell
“Coral, where are you going? I’ll tell Mom and Dad you left me alone!” shouted Lily as she watched her teenage sister walk away from where they were building sandcastles.Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished 28 days ago in Horror
The Barn Owl
It had been a long drive. I was starting to doubt we’d ever get there and I had to pee again. “Dad, how far are we?” I asked. I didn’t want to bother him again by asking to pull over to pee. But I had to pee. I peed a lot. Dad even took me to the doctor when I was seven because he was worried; the doctor said I was fine. That bodies were different. As I got older, dad started to worry some other genetic abnormalities would be passed down to me. I really wished dad could have remembered that bodies were different. Some bodies survive differently.Andrew Dominguez
I Will Come, Eventually
It was a dark and gloomy Tuesday night the hospital hallway was empty, with nurses and doctors busily at their stations attending to their obligations; not a single soul was in sight. Only the faint murmurs of the machines beeping and sounding away. Even the sound of voices seemed not to echo as they would, only indecipherable mutters.
10 Books Bound in Human Skin
There are few things more evocative to book lovers than an old room full of leather-bound tomes. Though I suppose it depends on where the leather came from. Snake, fish, and elephant skin have all been used at times to create the rich leather coverings of books—but so has human skin. Known as anthropodermic bibliopegy, it is, thankfully, rare for books to be made of human skin, but examples have been confirmed by scientific analysis.Shadow Man
September 21st, 2137 Adam was hanging out in his pajamas, waiting for his girlfriend Sydney to show up. They would take a shower together, get dressed and head out to greet the day. She was usually here by now. "Where is she?" Adam started to ponder as he picked up his phone.Colt Henderson
Skin Walk with Me
If walls could talk, they’d teach you a thousand words for shame. I have no memory of what came before me – this is perhaps our only overlap. Some entities are visitors and others hosts; the most fortunate are the ones who live as both. I am sought by eternal guests in every age and era.Zack Graham
Beacon of Nope
When Damien arrived at his beachfront Airbnb, he was met with open doors and overly friendly smiles. The house he would be spending the next week of his life in was simultaneously the cheapest place on the site and the most immaculate. The link had been sent to him by his internet girlfriend of two months, Miranda. It was such a steal, he had booked it immediately(before the host had the chance to notice their obvious mistake and correct the price).
The Island Blind Date
“So, what do you think? Should I pick blond or brunette?” Meow. “I knew you’d say that!” exclaimed Killian as he clicked ‘blond’ in the drop-down list.
The Phantomic Coffee
“You’ve got to be kidding me!!!” Mag groaned because she was out of coffee. She had always told herself to get more coffee before she finished the current stash but failed miserably every single time.
Ghost and Tonic
Another night of throwing back copious amounts of hard alcohol while the ghosts come out of the woodwork and swirl around Raul; he wonders if this is the reason why they’re both called spirits.Stephen Kramer Avitabile
The Real World
The chaos of the city slowly melted away as they made their way west towards two-lane backroads and vacant acreage. They were both quiet and had been for the last two hours, the only sound being the soft murmur of the radio.