Obey

by Paul J Scribbans
 

“Harry! You promised Dad!”
“I…
August 4, 2020/by Black Hare Press

Surprise!

by Maxine Churchman
 

Sylvia, the bride-to-be, gasped…
August 3, 2020/by Black Hare Press

Kill the Messenger

by Shawn M. Klimek
 

Kendra hurried back to the shelter…
August 2, 2020/by Black Hare Press

This Is Where It Ends

by Wondra Vanian
 

Everyone knows where it started.…
July 26, 2020/by Black Hare Press

One

by Chris Bannor
 

For three days my brother and I ran. …
May 28, 2020/by Black Hare Press

Exterminate

by Evan Baughfman
 

They returned with a vengeance,…
May 27, 2020/by Evan Baughfman

An Honest Review

by Galina Trefil
 

Centuries ago, he’d killed her.
She…
May 26, 2020/by Gabriella Balcom

Bogeyman

by Andreas Hort
 

“Mm, Liam,” purred the raspy voice.…
May 22, 2020/by Andreas Hort

Family Reunion

by Joel R. Hunt
 

The months after she died felt like…
May 15, 2020/by Joel R. Hunt

You Came To Me

by Paula R. C. Readman
 

In the depth of a cloudless…
May 14, 2020/by Paula R. C. Readman

The Shape of Darkness

by K.B. Elijah
 

At first, I thought it was the real…
May 6, 2020/by K.B. Elijah

Once

by Raven Corinn Carluk
 

Maggie stirred the stew, staring…
May 4, 2020/by Raven Corinn Carluk

Lady in White

by Harry J. Canis
 

“Headless horse-riding monk! Really?”
Harry…
May 2, 2020/by Harry J Canis

I Can’t Stand the Rain

by Frances Tate
 

“And the dreams?” the psychiatrist…
April 28, 2020/by Frances Tate

Night Drive

by R.J. Meldrum
 

He woke, disturbed.  The dream had…
April 23, 2020/by R.J. Meldrum

Sausage Soup

by Jacob Baugher
 

When the three sweating golfers in…
April 15, 2020/by Jacob Baugher

Blame it on El Trauco

by Ximena Escobar
 

Knowing the fate befalling virgins…
April 8, 2020/by Ximena Escobar

Next Time, Take the Stairs

by Nicole Little
 

My new job has phenomenal perks:…
April 5, 2020/by Nicole Little

The Kiss

by Michael Crow
 

The bite wasn’t what I expected.…
March 31, 2020/by Michael Crow

The Fliers Club

by James Lipson
 

“Are you kidding me?”
“I might…
March 18, 2020/by James Lipson

Covert Operation Helsing: Malawi Mission

by Jacob Bowers
 

“You may have done your research,…
March 18, 2020/by Jacob Bowers

A Shot of Carmilla

by Joachim Heijndermans
 

Funny, a thing like her being…
March 13, 2020/by Joachim Heijndermans

Weak Timid Afraid

by Kathy Slater Neilsen
 

Her skin translucent, veins…
March 13, 2020/by Kathy Slater Neilsen

Gift Wrapping

by Glenn R. Wilson
 

“We’ve gathered here to celebrate…
March 5, 2020/by Glenn R. Wilson

Embrace

by Maura Yzmore
 

How long has it been? A century or…
February 29, 2020/by Maura Yzmore

The Party

by Pavi Raman
 
The Dardanellis threw the best Halloween…
February 27, 2020/by Pavi Raman

Only When I Sleep

by J.W. Garrett
 

Shana glanced upward. Bits of darkened…
February 23, 2020/by J.W. Garrett

Winter Kiss

by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
 

Nothing is more beautiful…
February 22, 2020/by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

Courage

by Catherine Kenwell
 

It had been too long. The infernal…
February 19, 2020/by Catherine Kenwell

Regrets

by Steven Lord
 

The yearning starts off in the morning…
February 12, 2020/by Steven Lord

Last Call

by Stephanie Scissom
 

Jackson called at 9:57 a.m. Still…
February 10, 2020/by Stephanie Scissom

Razor

by Rich Rurshell
 

I could see it in his eyes. He knew…
February 9, 2020/by Rich Rurshell

Camponotus Vampiricus

by Robert Bagnall
 

Doug sharpens Swan Vestas.  Making…
February 9, 2020/by Robert Bagnall

Countess D

by Robin Braid
 

"The Countess must die," the cry went…
January 29, 2020/by Robin Braid

Carnival Nights

by Trisha Ridinger McKee
 

Patsy was plain and blended…
January 24, 2020/by Trisha Ridinger McKee

The First Bite

by Jodi Jensen
 

Lush, full, delicious lips were all…
January 22, 2020/by Jodi Jensen

The Day I Died

by Clint Foster
 

There was no warning before I died.
A…
January 20, 2020/by Clint Foster

Moonlight

by Annie Percik
 

I am a light in the darkness, obscured…
January 19, 2020/by Annie Percik

The Power of Love

by Paula R.C. Readman
 

“The first bite is as powerful…
January 13, 2020/by Paula R. C. Readman

The Cautious Predator

by G. Allen Wilbanks
 

These children have no appreciation…
January 9, 2020/by G. Allen Wilbanks

Liquid Diet

by Steven Holding
 

Fluids feed us, true enough, but…
January 9, 2020/by Steven Holding

Hard Wood

by Hari Navarro
 

The tip of his stake pushes the cloth…
January 6, 2020/by Hari Navarro

Beware the Plastic Teeth

by D.J. Elton
 

Brian sighed. Halloween props for tonight.…
January 4, 2020/by D.J. Elton

Thanks, Pop Culture

by Neen Cohen
 

“You gunna sparkle in the sunlight?”…
January 2, 2020/by Neen Cohen

New Year’s Eve, Party for One: Truth or Dare

by Zoey Xolton
 

“Dare,” said his exotic drinking…
December 31, 2019/by Zoey Xolton

A Savage Christmas

by Shawn M. Klimek
 

After two years imbedded with savage,…
December 25, 2019/by Shawn M. Klimek

12 Drummers Drumming

by Rowanne S. Carberry
 

Claire runs faster. Heart beating…
December 24, 2019/by Rowanne S. Carberry

Eleven Pipers Piping

by Karter Mycroft
 

I raise my flute with trembling…
December 23, 2019/by Karter Mycroft

Tenth Day

by R.J. Hunt
 

On the Tenth Day of Christmas, my lover…
December 22, 2019/by R.J. Hunt

Nine Ladies Dancing

by D.M. Burdett
 

She dances for him; en pointe, lightly…
December 21, 2019/by D.M. Burdett

Eight Maids A-milking

by Susanne Thomas
 

Trina and Carla sat at the bottom…
December 20, 2019/by Susanne Thomas

Death for Christmas

by Cassandra Angler
 

On the seventh day of Christmas,…
December 19, 2019/by Cassandra Angler

Arena of Shadows – Six Body-Parts Bleeding…

by John Saxton
 

A dark shed: arena of shadows.
A heavyset…
December 18, 2019/by John Saxton

Five Golden Rings

by Joel R. Hunt
 

On the fifth day of Christmas my true…
December 18, 2019/by Joel R. Hunt

Love Santa

by Kimberly Rei
 

The first gift arrived by courier.…
December 17, 2019/by Kimberly Rei

Dinner for Three

by J.W. Garrett
 

A sticky red paste covered the cook…
December 16, 2019/by J.W. Garrett

The 2nd Day

by Jason Holden
 

I’d seen the news. It’s all over…
December 15, 2019/by Jason Holden

The First Day of Christmas

by R.A. Goli
 

Jonah woke, drenched in sweat, heart…
December 14, 2019/by R.A. Goli

Eye of Phone

by Liam Hogan
 

“When shall we three meet again?”
There…
November 28, 2019/by Liam Hogan

The Kid Who Hates Baseball

by Alanna Robertson-Webb
 

     I love coaching…
November 28, 2019/by Alanna Robertson-Webb

Under the Bed

by A.R. Dean
 

Bedtime was here again. Billy shook in…
November 27, 2019/by A.R. Dean

Dying With Laughter

by Tracy Davidson
 

If you’re gonna die, die laughing,…
November 24, 2019/by Tracy Davidson

The Probe

by Colleen Anderson
 

Frank awoke, staring into the…
November 24, 2019/by Colleen Anderson

Blaster of Puppets

by Beth W. Patterson
 

“What’s wrong? Did your sense…
November 20, 2019/by Beth W. Patterson

Forever Hungry

by Jason Holden
 

It waits, making low groaning noises.…
November 18, 2019/by Jason Holden

In the Middle of the Night

by Jacek Wilkos
 

He woke up in the middle of the night.…
November 18, 2019/by Jacek Wilkos

Gallows Humour

by Joel R. Hunt
 

Gonzo the Clown trembled on the gallows.…
November 15, 2019/by Black Hare Press

How to Deal with Stress

by Crystal L. Kirkham
 

A co-worker once asked me how…
November 10, 2019/by Crystal L. Kirkham

Don’t Wear Black

by Charlotte O’Farrell
 

In life, Aunt Maud had no…
November 10, 2019/by Charlotte O’Farrell

Nevermore

by Shawn M. Klimek
 

“It’s a parasitic twin,”…
November 8, 2019/by Shawn M. Klimek

Dinner Plans

by Raven Corinn Carluk
 

"What should we eat?"
"Dunno.…
November 2, 2019/by Raven Corinn Carluk

The Hunger

by Stephanie Scissom
 

Elspbeth peered through her keyhole.…
October 30, 2019/by Stephanie Scissom

Spell for the Dead

by Belinda Brady
 

“The Spell for the Dead only works…
October 27, 2019/by Belinda Brady

Mrs Jack’s Hallowe’en Surprise!

by Donna Cuttress
 

The knife pierced the toughened…
October 24, 2019/by Donna Cutress

Kindness Altered

by C.L. Steele
 

“Not a flat!”
Molly worried about…
October 22, 2019/by C.L. Steele

The Root of All Evil

by Andrew Anderson
 

All the village kids knew which…
October 18, 2019/by Andrew Anderson

Facelift

by Jasmine Arch
 

The pumpkin's toothy grin had grown…
October 18, 2019/by Jasmine Arch

Graveyard

by G. Allen Wilbanks
 

Morty loved decorating for Halloween.…
October 18, 2019/by G. Allen Wilbanks

Riddle of the Sphinx

by Shawn M. Klimek
 

“Domesticated dogs came into…
October 11, 2019/by Shawn M. Klimek

Here Comes the Knock

by Paula R. C. Readman
 

Streetlights darken.
Laughter…
October 11, 2019/by Paula R. C. Readman

The Wackiest Star Ship in the Space Force

by John H. Dromey
 

A doorbell rang. A door creaked…
October 11, 2019/by John H. Dromey

Anniversary of the Mask Murders

by Joshua D. Taylor
 

Chris and Sara stared at the abandoned…
October 11, 2019/by Joshua D. Taylor

A Family Hallowe’en

by Connie R. Watson
 

With a final slice, Jace completed…
October 8, 2019/by Connie R. Watson

Party Favours

by J.S. Carnes
 

Cindy manoeuvred through fake cobwebs…
October 2, 2019/by J.S. Carnes

Head of the Class

by Raven Corinn Carluk
 

Master found me on the streets…
September 30, 2019/by Raven Corinn Carluk

Tali’s Future

by Susanne Thomas
 

Heralds pronounced the fate of the…
September 27, 2019/by Susanne Thomas

A Deal is a Deal

by Crystal L. Kirkham
 

Tonight, they celebrated her…
September 25, 2019/by Crystal L. Kirkham

The Ancestor Stone

by Joel R. Hunt
 

Becoming a man had been harder in…
September 23, 2019/by Joel R. Hunt

Turning Thirteen

by William J. Joel
 

Today was the day, and Tiffany…
September 20, 2019/by William J. Joel

The Monster in the Bed

by Aiki Flinthart
 

Each night it comes for her body,…
September 20, 2019/by Aiki Flinthart

First Job

by Adam S. Furman
 

Today's the first day of my career.
I…
September 15, 2019/by Adam S. Furman

Metamorphosis

by Freddy Iryss
 

My brothers and sisters always tease…
September 13, 2019/by Freddy Iryss

Amor Fati

by Charlotte O’Farrell
 

Trevor arrived at the group’s…
September 11, 2019/by Charlotte O’Farrell

Spreading My Wings

by Annie Percik
 

I have been waiting so long. The hour…
September 9, 2019/by Annie Percik

Taran’s Hunt

by Tracy Davidson
 

No longer a child. Time to prove…
September 6, 2019/by Tracy Davidson

That Healthy Glow

by Ryan Benson
 

Donna gazed at her reflection.
Sigh.
The…
September 4, 2019/by Ryan Benson

Second Time’s the Charm

by Becky Benishek
 

He came to her when she had too…
September 4, 2019/by Becky Benishek

Better Latte Than Never’s

by A.L. Blacklyn
 

I'm about to burn. My final thesis…
September 2, 2019/by A.L. Blacklyn

First Time

by Liam Hogan
 

The hunter waited, trembling. Across…
September 2, 2019/by Liam Hogan

The Bell

by C.M. Saunders
 

Cancer.
The very word is enough…
August 28, 2019/by C.M. Saunders

Awful Alphabet

by Evan Baughfman
 

“Daddy, they taught me my ABC’s!”…
August 26, 2019/by Evan Baughfman

The Glutton

by John A. DeMember
 

The infernal flames licked at…
August 23, 2019/by John A. DeMember

Headmoths

by J. Motoki
 

His last words hiss under the pendulum…
August 21, 2019/by J. Motoki

Your Ride Has Arrived

by Evan Baughfman
 

The hearse came to a silent stop…
August 16, 2019/by Evan Baughfman

A Psi of Relief

by Shawn M. Klimek
 

Once the mushroom’s psychotropic…
August 14, 2019/by Shawn M. Klimek

Other Oceans

by Blair Frison
 

An epidemic of suicide and madness…
August 13, 2019/by Blair Frison

Cosmic Horror

by Dustin Pinney
 

Ray saw the asteroid long before…
August 9, 2019/by Dustin Pinney

The Tailor

by Ezekiel Kincaid
 

I slipped on the suit. The sleeves…
August 7, 2019/by Ezekiel Kincaid

Scarecrow

by Denzell Cooper
 

The wheat grew past our heads, ears…
August 5, 2019/by Denzell Cooper

When the Cat’s Away…

by Thomas Kleaton
 

Norman scratched his head, pondering…
August 2, 2019/by Thomas Kleaton

Allison’s Ghost

by W.T. Paterson
 

The house wasn’t haunted when she…
July 30, 2019/by W.T. Paterson

Muse

by Connor Greenaway
 

He put the pen down, defeated.…
July 28, 2019/by Connor Greenaway

Devil’s Triangle

by Caleb Echterling
 

During the drinking game Devil’s…
July 28, 2019/by Caleb Echterling

Big Bad Consequences

by Tim Hawken
 

Pneumoconiosis has taken its toll. The…
July 25, 2019/by Tim Hawken

Eyes of Innocence

by Ximena Escobar
 

Behind her sweet caress lies a lie. …
July 24, 2019/by Ximena Escobar

Awakened

by C.D. Augello
 

     In the night he feels her…
July 21, 2019/by C.D. Augello

Flesh Art

by Gary Ferrill
 

Flesh was torn. Limbs flayed open.…
July 18, 2019/by Gary Ferrill

Trophic Dynamics

by Gabrielle Bleu
 

Sixteen dogs used to roam the back…
July 17, 2019/by Gabrielle Bleu

After Glow

by Liam Hogan
 

Huh. Zombies.
Of course it was zombies.…
July 15, 2019/by Liam Hogan

Where Her Heart Was

by Adam Breckenridge
 

My girlfriend opened the door…
July 12, 2019/by Adam Breckenridge

Reflections

by Lynne Lumsden Green
 

My friend Ben and I loved jumping…
July 10, 2019/by Lynne Lumsden Green

AA

by Shane Sinjun
 

“Welcome to AA,” the convenor…
July 8, 2019/by Shane Sinjun

We’ll Always Have Venus

by Shawn M. Klimek
 

To humanity’s great relief, the…
July 5, 2019/by Shawn M. Klimek

Hand

by Belinda Brady
 

“Fancy a drink?” Dave asks.
“I’m…
July 3, 2019/by Belinda Brady

Quietus

by Chitra Gopalakrishnan
 

Release travels to me through…
June 30, 2019/by Chitra Gopalakrishnan

The Carrion Maven

by Casey Douglass
 

It seeps through the streets like…
June 28, 2019/by Casey Douglass

Buzzards

by Vonnie Winslow Crist
 

The trouble began when Jimmie…
June 25, 2019/by Vonnie Winslow Crist

Mother Cat

by Rickey Rivers Jr.
 

Rick accidentally ran over a…
June 24, 2019/by Rickey Rivers Jr.

Nytemare

by Daniel Bagley
 

Deep inside lives a monster, born…
June 20, 2019/by Daniel Bagley

Automated Control

by Ryan Benson
 

The small civilians pelt me with rocks…
June 19, 2019/by Ryan Benson

Pin This Picture Upon the Refrigerator

by Steven Holding
 

Furious scratching as crayon scrapes…
June 17, 2019/by Steven Holding

Time to Retreat

by Gabriella Balcom
 

As Pam picked a dahlia, something…
June 13, 2019/by Gabriella Balcom

The Gun

by James WF Roberts
 

The gun on the table mocks me.…
June 12, 2019/by James WF Roberts

Inheritance

by Charlotte O’Farrell
 

All my life, Uncle Harry’s…
June 10, 2019/by Charlotte O’Farrell

Aberrant Foliation

by Dennis Mombauer
 

The train stopped. Sanesh awoke…
June 5, 2019/by Dennis Mombauer

Darkness Falls

by Kim Plasket
 

Darkness falls across a sea of blood.…
June 3, 2019/by Kim Plasket

A New Mourning

by Kevin Hopson
 

Michael knew of the man. He visited…
May 31, 2019/by Kevin Hopson

Treasure Hunt

by Holly Schofield
 

The penthouse door shut behind…
May 29, 2019/by Holly Schofield

All the Little Vampires

by Gregory L. Norris
 

While the family slept, all the…
May 27, 2019/by Gregory L. Norris

Rags and Bones

by Carys Crossen
 

The villagers decided she was a witch.…
May 24, 2019/by Carys Crossen

The Capital D

by A.L. King
 

I’ve seen Death. That’s with a capital…
May 22, 2019/by A.L. King

O Fear and Fortuna

by L.P. Melling
 

They rained from the sky, shaped like…
May 19, 2019/by L.P. Melling

Singer

by Steven Sheil
 

She fell backwards into the crowd…
May 17, 2019/by Steven Sheil

Lady in White

by A.R. Johnston
 

I slowly walked toward the river,…
May 14, 2019/by A.R. Johnston

The Butcher of Redcreek Farm

by Zoey Xolton
 

Jacob shivered in the cage, naked as…
May 12, 2019/by Zoey Xolton

Excalibur’s Prelude

by Dave Ring
 

Emrys and Fatou le Fay had been practicing…
May 10, 2019/by Dave Ring

Grandma’s Gift

by JD Bell
 

Weathered hands work the long braid of…
May 8, 2019/by JD Bell

What Squirms Beneath

by Paul Alex Gray
 

Chunks of muck splattered Ernie…
May 5, 2019/by Paul Alex Gray

They Hang

by John Saxton
 

They hang; some in bunches, others…
May 3, 2019/by John Saxton

Soul Food

by Mike Murphy
 

The eternal soul fluttered about the…
April 30, 2019/by Mike Murphy

Ghulskelche

by Russell Hemmell
 

"Welcome to The Morgue. At 5 pm,…
April 25, 2019/by Russell Hemmell

Learn

by Belinda Brady
 

“Shapeshifters? Why are you reading…
April 23, 2019/by Belinda Brady

It’s So Dark

by Stephen Herczeg
 

I wake. It’s dark. So dark.
My…
April 17, 2019/by Stephen Herczeg

The Rich, The Poor And When Earth’s Time Is Up

by Aditya Deshmukh
 

An ashamed sun drags itself up…
April 17, 2019/by Aditya Deshmukh

The Hot Bunk

by Shawn M. Klimek
 

Lieutenant Kent ached. His leaden…
April 10, 2019/by Shawn M. Klimek

Quick Salvage

by Eddie D. Moore
 

I found the derelict in a degrading…
April 10, 2019/by Eddie D. Moore

On the House

by Colleen Anderson
 

Jordan hated everything; wife…
April 2, 2019/by Colleen Anderson

The 97-Year-Old Science-Fiction Writer’s Untimely Time-Machine Computer

by J. J. Steinfeld
 

The 97-year-old science-fiction…
March 30, 2019/by J. J. Steinfeld

Protected Class

by Adam S. Furman
 

To the citizens and subjects of…
March 30, 2019/by Adam S. Furman

Nodes and Modes

by Beth W. Patterson
 

There was no sound in space,…
March 27, 2019/by Beth W. Patterson

A Breath So Sweet

by Stephen Coghlan
 

Oh, The Horror!
I must escape!
I…
March 27, 2019/by Stephen Coghlan

Expire

by Alex Gounaris


I floated in space, heading for an endless…
March 16, 2019/by Alex Gounaris
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