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Ghetto werewolf in London
Story by digitalman78
An Afro-American young from ghetto hood in Queens, NY, to study abroad in UK when he had one dark secret: the werewolf curse. Be warned there is some coarse language and brief violence. If you want a
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True Fear
Story by morgancalo
Wrote this based on my fear of the dark and what might me lurking in it.
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The Lost Sailors Lighthouse.
Story by nick133
A short story in one hundred words
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First Step
Poem by Zip017
A child's encounter in the night
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murdering Jenny
Story by abc123lou
Jenny had a great life when...then she moved out of Massachusetts to Arizona with her mom and dad.

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SCHOOL'S BATHROOM MIRRORS
Story by matthewmeager
THERE WAS A LITTLE BOY WHO DIED IN THE SCHOOL'S BATHROOMS AND SETS A PLAN FOR EVERY STUDENT... IF HE GETS A BLOODY FACE, HE WILL MAKE THE STUDENT LOOKING INTO THE MIRROR GET A BLOODY FACE... AND SO ON
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The Room
Story by Author Unknown
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I am a Living Hell
Self-harm, suicide, depression, Hell. Emo story. Don't read if you hate depressing/violent/creepily satisfying things.
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Jeff The Killer
Story by elderstone
A story of a killer
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Forgotten Friend
When you are young, and you have an imaginary friend, what happens to it when you grow up and forget about it?

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Forgotten Friend
When you are young, and you have an imaginary friend, what happens to it when you grow up and forget about it?
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Run Rabbit Run
Story by StephLiBen
Michael is a detective and a hunter and his prey are demons. But it's not just demons he should fear, something else is hunting the demons, something destructive and deadly.
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Missing Pt1
Story by Krypton
Nick's wife suddenly goes missing one night, and he is blamed for the murder, but was she really murdered?
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Dead Man's Die
Story by Nathan M Green
A group of friends play a game of dice which goes badly wrong.

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SCHOOL'S BATHROOM MIRRORS
Story by matthewmeager
THERE WAS A LITTLE BOY WHO DIED IN THE SCHOOL'S BATHROOMS AND SETS A PLAN FOR EVERY STUDENT... IF HE GETS A BLOODY FACE, HE WILL MAKE THE STUDENT LOOKING INTO THE MIRROR GET A BLOODY FACE... AND SO ON
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The Room
Story by Author Unknown
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Sadistic Whispers
Story by WhiteLace
What if someone in your family had a secret? And what if that secret was about to find you in the middle of terror and possibly death?
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The Untold
Story by luvbub_xox
It COULD be a true story....it could be whateva u want it to be... But it's about the moment that Shelly thought she'd neva see the daylight again...

Latest Horror Short Stories

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Missing Pt1
Story by Krypton
Nick's wife suddenly goes missing one night, and he is blamed for the murder, but was she really murdered?
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Roaming Voices
Story by eliasward
A boy murders his family, father, sister, and mother.
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Something Terribly Not Right: Part 1
Story by golden
There is nothing wrong with my boyfriend, he tried to convince himself, we’re just going to get a tattoo.
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♦ Horror Writing Prompts ♦
Musing by Faith
Running out of ideas? And craving for something scary? Here's a few horror story ideas to get you started!
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The Ring of the Raven
Poem by Bram Bone
A short poetic story about a tired and sorrow-bound author grieving for his lost love, thinking he would never hear from her again. Until an unexpected thing happened one stark and dreary night.
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The Cortrax Program
Story by Nathan Easterly
This story is about a man who is given the chance to turn his life around but he does not yet know the cost
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The House On EastBound Street
Story by audreyyy_13
A group of kids called the "metal rod ducks" go exploring the EastBound House which is said to be the coolest hangout ever but will they make it out with their lives.
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A Family Picture
Story by Zip017
What happens to a man that protects, fights, hates and loves his enemy?
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Reality After Death
Story by Joeybarker22
When a girl wakes up to find her self paralyzed and in a pitch black room laying on the floor. She might not come to the conclusion of infinit death.
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Drip, Drip, Drip
Story by Faith
A short horror story.
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Store Street
Story by ElenaFChapman
After a heavy night of drinking, Kitty Page returns to her office in order to retrieve her housemate's keys. However, Kitty quickly realised she's not alone on that dreary Saturday morning.
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VESSELS
Story by Fantasy-sensei
Its a story of a highschooler who went out at the wrong time at the wrong place and bumped into the wrong person. Its mostly a fantasy story where you wear the shoes of the MC.you can change the names
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Born of Fire
Story by Zip017
She watched as the hungry breast latched onto hum, hurt him, sank its blazing teeth into his flesh, burning it from his bones as his screams filled her hunger for vengeance. She was always drawn to fi
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Nightamare Motel
Story by moon
Of living with what only you got. You have to stay at a motel, to say you are living. So with that in mind, I started to understand living different
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Strings
Story by Sanjna Manoj
A girl sits and listens to her mom rant all day. But everything might not be as it seems....
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THE TRAGEDY OF THE BATESVILLE HOTEL
Story by Franc68
A Gothic horror story.
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First Step
Poem by Zip017
A child's encounter in the night
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The Aquarium
Story by DiVitto
Two teen slackers exploring an old aquarium stumble across a walled off building and discover an ominous pool covered in deep green algae.
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The Risk Factors
Story by SimonMarlowe
A man listens to a woman tell her story in a bar, whilst her husband lies in a vegetative state across the road and reveals how she contributed to his fate.
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The Purge
Story by ms_magic
A girl finds a secret passage in her basement, to find a horrific sight and secret.
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Hunters
Story by AWC71
You never can tell just who is really the hunter; and who the prey
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Illuminati Reconsidered
Story by Matt Decker
He can always be found at every tragic event, standing in the shadows. Who is this mysterious figure?
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The Dolls
Story by LovelyCh_b
Eiza sneaks a peek at a horror movie, her parents told her she couldn't watch. She then develops a fear of dolls, is it just all in her head?
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Late Night Supper
Story by David Woods
While preparing a snack, Mary Close is interrupted by a mysterious late night caller. He claims Mary has arranged their meeting but she has no recollection of ever encountering him before.
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The Ghastly Graveyard
Story by zameee10
Ibrahim finds himself in trouble as he dares to enter the graveyard well-known for its ghastliness.
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Sleep Easy
Musing by MadelineDando
My story discusses the changing relationship of a husband and wife while they are on holiday on a boat. The surprising revelations lead to devastating consequences.
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Hide and Hell
Story by 1tornrose
A paranormal story of a girl who has spent years in earthly Hell but has no one to share these events with.
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A Short Walk to Hell
Story by alexander
Where you have a choice to join or die which do you think is better,?
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A Rush of Blood
Story by Kimberly Owen
A paedophile sets his sights on a young boy, but all is not what it seems!
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Shining Lights
Story by Rivers_001
One woman's journey of self discovery takes a dark turn in the electric heat of the city at night. How far would you go for self-actualisation?
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"The Surprise"
Story by Nickmeraglio19
This is a story about a man and his family, a robber and a surprising twist ending you won't see coming!! A good read.
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Under The Skin
Story by Anarchy
You know that moment that you feel as if something was crawling on you? What if it was not crawling on you, but in you.
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"The Field Trip"
Story by Nickmeraglio19
This is a short story about a "field trip"
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THE AINSWORTH CURSE
Story by Franc68
Sebastian Belanger receives a letter from a distant kin by the name of Sir Thomas Ainsworth the III, and what he does not know is the true nature of a family curse!
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Primeval Fear
Story by hkallinkeel
A story about a deputy commissioner conducting an inquiry into allegations of use of excessive force by an inspector. It dwells on guilty conscience and its consequences.
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Scratch
Story by jesspolly1
Everybody has one.
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Face Reality
A nice conversation at breakfast...kind of.
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Winters Winds
Story by Chloeoates
It is about the wind which is a metaphor for a serial killer.
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Where Did You Go?
Story by Myrawiles
A boy named Thomas went in the woods with his friend named Joe they went down two different paths and out comes a scream.
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Kinemortophobia
Story by Davidc
is death really the end
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Lousiana Butcher. (Chapter Seven)
Story by Waltermud
Its a chapter of a horror novel I'm writing. I found this chapter interesting and hopefully it doesn't give to much away. Feel free to critic.
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The House of Balloons
Story by Jahlaiyahlee
Ever met the man of your dreams? A superstar with a eerie presence , a faceless voice in the dark . It was a night to remember a night Kimberly could never run away from .
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Jurevile Part 2
Story by Kirra Cameron
Jurevile Part 2 has more to explain, the death of the main God, Loita and the sudden disappearance of everybody but yourself and people who you don't know......
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The Halfway House
Story by Patrick
Set in Glasgow, it depicts the crime spree of Calvin McCready, a former soldier, and Detective Inspector Douglas Boyle's attempts to apprehend him.
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Forgotten Friend
When you are young, and you have an imaginary friend, what happens to it when you grow up and forget about it?
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Forgotten Friend
When you are young, and you have an imaginary friend, what happens to it when you grow up and forget about it? (Not Complete Yet)
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The Shadow
Story by LouiseC
This very short story is about two children living at home with their parents while they get scared by a noise and their parent's disappearing to find a dark shadow figure that they are unsure of.
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Age 19
Story by Aoife
This is the past and present of a small girl with a broken past, each story is just a fragment of her broken memory.
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Jailbreak
Story by Chris-r82
Can 1 man revolutionize an entire justice system..from within? Justin Rhodes believes he can do just that. But at what cost?
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The Travelling Man
Poem by JessPagan8
Out of the gloom comes the travelling man, tall as a tree with fingers the colour of bone, searching for little children to see what magic tricks shift and writhe in his suitcase...