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Harmless Fun

- It was the morning after and fear clung to her like sweat on skin. ‘Let’s spend the night in a haunted hotel...’ seemed a good idea. Fun. Harmless. Wine. Invoking silly chants over an Ouija boar...

By: Sherzahd | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 17 Oct 2019

Lost and Found

- The basement didn’t show up on John’s radar until about a year after they had lived in the house, though other spots did, and much more quickly. His daughters took note of the upstairs hallway befor...

By: verbal | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 04 Mar 2019

Forks

- “Where the hell are all the forks?” John grumbled from the kitchen, not for the first time. “Emily takes them,” said El from the dinner table. “No I don’t!” wailed Em. El turned to her Dad. “Emily...

By: verbal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 26 Feb 2019

Pupa and Chrysalis

- Em asked her Dad to mount a full length mirror on the inside of her door when she was nine years old. The mirror whispered to her just after she turned ten. Or rather, something in the mirror whispe...

By: verbal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jan 2019

How Deep Is Lonely

- Do ghosts feel lonely? Everybody knows by now that all of the Toys R Us outlets have been closed. The Toys R Us in Sunnyvale, CA was and still is haunted. The occurrences in this outlet have been we...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 16 Jan 2019

Growing Old

- The girls had been getting along pretty well together in El’s room, El playing teacher, Em playing student (they always played the same roles without variance), but then Em had turned rebellious on h...

By: verbal | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 18 Nov 2018

Doorways

- In retrospect John blamed the incident on his own suggestibility, and on the scrapbook. The previous owner, Henry Stode, considered himself to be a bit of an amateur historian, at least when it came...

By: verbal | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 12 Nov 2018

Don't Look

- Dad was at work. Mom was at the grocery store. Her sister Em was at a friend’s house. El sat on her bed, playing with her kitten, Shadow. El had a feather on a string, and tossed it out like a fishi...

By: verbal | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 28 Oct 2018

Clockwork

- Clocks had a way of misbehaving in the house. Clocks often misbehave, particularly mechanical ones. The clock in the car that is two or three minutes slower than the clock last spied before leaving ...

By: verbal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 Oct 2018

Mother of Glass, Mother of Tears

- “You’re fat,” the little girl inside the mirror said to Em. It was long past midnight. Em’s parents and sister were in bed. Em was standing in front of the closed door of her room, where her Dad had...

By: verbal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 08 Oct 2018

Lodgers

- The house stood at the entrance to the block, dwarfing all the other houses. John and Alice learned a bit of the history of the house from the previous owner, who was a bit of an amateur historian. ...

By: verbal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 01 Oct 2018

Window

- The realtor described the place as a grand old dame of a house: a three-story high Victorian in a state of slight disrepair, built in 1897 but with so many random, period-inconsistent architectural d...

By: verbal | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 17 Sep 2018

The House

- There's a house at the top of the hill.  Haunted, of course. It doesn't want to kill, or even chill.  Benevolent, of course.  It used to be a mill.  Abandoned, of course.  They made twill.  Aeons ago...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Dec 2017

My Demon

- All the heartaches, the loneliness and disappointments, undeserving of love, unworthy of family As if my own little demon, it followed and watched, as it played havoc on those I loved, cackling...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 29 Dec 2015

The Almshouse

- THE ALMSHOUSE Chapter 1 I remember my last day at St. Margaret’s. It had been snowing, as it did every winter in Ashford, Pennsylvania. The roads disappeared under blankets of white, and busines...

By: BlancheKing | Category: Thriller | Score: 5| Added: 22 Sep 2015

The demons in my head

- Haunted by the demons in my head At night lying alone in my bed I hear the wind in my ears I feel his fear, it brings me to tears Haunted by the demons over here No one I trust, no one I want to ...

By: Maggie | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Jun 2015

Romantic Interlude in the Haunted House

- Her name was Tina, she worked in our data processing division. She always looked and conducted herself as the total professional who was dedicated to her job. Some dubbed her a cold fish, but I always...

By: The_Count | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 27 Nov 2013

My First Time

- October 31, Halloween night. The haunted house will be closing for the season, and what a season. The final night was another night of record breaking crowds. The Jaycees had taken a gamble and it had...

By: The_Count | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4| Added: 25 Sep 2013

Haunted House Part 2

- I loved that old house. When I became the project co-chairman I was given a set of keys and placed to the alarm call list because I live closer than anyone else. I would open it during the Summer to a...

By: The_Count | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.3| Added: 07 May 2013

The Haunted House.

- Halloween. Is there a better holiday? I don't think so. I have loved Halloween since I was a kid, along with the old Universal and Hammer horror movies that only seemed to be shown during that time o...

By: The_Count | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 29 Apr 2013

Five Minute Adventures Presents: The Flying Ballerina

- The plane had only been off the ground for about fifteen minutes when it hit turbulence. He was shaking; his white knuckled-hands gripped the arm rest, and his stomach tightened as he resisted the ur...

By: eglouis | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 21 Mar 2013

The Door

- The heavy oak paneled door was firmly closed, its shiny brass latch securely locked — until she had taken her eyes off it for a moment. She had turned away from the door to return the broom to its cup...

By: Anorakian | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.8| Added: 08 Jan 2013

Blood is Thicker Than Water

- The fog was rolling in like a throng of ghosts across the field. Its eerie fingers caressed the windows of the old house as the fog rose. In no time at all, it was as thick as the clichéd pea soup. J...

By: Celeste | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 15 Jan 2012

Haunted Adventure

- On October 1, 2008, an innocent woman was shot, and killed. Not only was she a woman, but a mother as well. The neighborhood is quiet, although there is a painfully loud echo of silence. The only soun...

By: unicorn92 | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.9| Added: 25 Oct 2011