It was a nice walk from the corner store to the cemetery I had marked on my map, it was so alien to see grass that was still green this time of year, and the sun beat down through the thick humid air. I reminded myself to not get used to the length of the days down in the lower forty-eight, it would just make me miss the sun that much more when I got home. Walking through what … [Read more...] about Anna Byrne: Chapter 05 – Night of Resurrection
Short Horror Stories
From cosmic horror, gothic tales to frightening urban legends we love short horror stories. We've been collecting and writing them for years now. We have horror authors from all over the globe contributing to our collection.
Short horror stories based on urban legends are where we source most of our writing from. Our encyclopedia of supernatural is an archive of supernatural lore to inspire our writers and scare our readers. From haunted lighthouses to mummified loggers we are searching the world for the best horror lore to bring to life.
We have one ongoing series "Anna Byrne" inspired by supernatural hunters around the world, this story follows Anna as she learns about her past, investigates paranormal lore and follows in the footprints of the great ghost hunters before her.
Our stories are also available in print regionally with our atlas of lore series. The first edition related to Oregon is available now. learn more about Atlas of Lore Oregon.
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THUD … What the hell was that noise… My eyes were still heavy with sleep but my heart was pounding from being yanked from my otherwise undisturbed dreams. THUD … there it was again, someone was in my den. I hope it’s not… ahhh shit, I need to get up and check. I gently pulled the sheets back trying not to disturb Clara who was still deeply asleep. Good, I think, as I didn’t … [Read more...] about Anna Byrne: Prologue – Curiosities in the Loft
I woke up to the unsettling caw of a raven sitting in a tree near my window. I could feel the sweat that had built up on my forehead overnight and I was feeling greasy, but the prospect of what I had to do this morning grated on my nerves. I rolled over on my other side, having decided to give myself a few more hours to improve my mood. The moment I closed my eyes I fell back … [Read more...] about Duology of the Damned: Part 01 – When the Sickness Reached Alaska
Part 02 — The Monster Inside of Me Such is the unnatural body of this god, which has no kinship with the dust of our world; indeed, it is not flesh as we know flesh, but as crystal or glass, and soft so that during his dreaming death it often breaks apart, but when it breaks it at once reforms itself, held in its pattern by the will of the great one. Such is the unnatural … [Read more...] about Duology of the Damned: Part 02 – The Monster Inside of Me
Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him- Genesis 5:24 Noah raised the fruit to eye level. Its translucent color sparkled like a diamond in the sun. It’sshape, oval, fitting in the palm of his hand. Its skin was smooth and mellifluous.“What is this,” Noah asked, his sun worn face scrunched in curiosity.A loud thunderclap echoed across the black sky.Michael the … [Read more...] about Enoch’s Fruit