short horror stories

The Diary Left Behind By The Boy Who Once Called This House, Home #FearFest

We’d been planning this trip forever and naturally, were all super excited. We were headed for some quiet time and catching up. We chose an obscure little town. Knowing little of it, we found a neat little cottage by the sea on Airbnb. We got a taxi from the airport. Arrived at 10 pm on […]

Little Boy Crying In The Corner, Do You Want To Play With Me? #FearFest

While everyone else in my dorm fell asleep once the lights were out, I couldn’t help but stay awake. That was the only part of the day I looked forward to. Playing with him. I don’t know who “him” is. I didn’t then. I don’t now.  The first time I heard the whisper, I was […]

When Do The Dead Know They Aren’t Of This World Any Longer? #FearFest

When my eyes open, it’s stormy outside and the room is gloomy and cold. The sun has almost set and very little light remains, and soon it will be all but gone. It’s enough to make out the blurry outlines and dark shapes and to keep me from stumbling. I’m dreaming wide awake. I get […]

Seven Letters From The Woman On The Other Side Of The Mirror #FearFest

The letters began arriving a week ago, on Monday. They arrived in the mail, no return address. Just my name on the somewhat worn out envelope, etched in a childlike hand. Thinking it was some stupid prank, I pushed it to the back of mind and got on with my day. Who sends letters these […]

You Cannot Run From What You Cannot See #FearFest

Every night, I dream the same dream… and every night, death gets closer. I’m afraid to fall asleep, not knowing if I will wake the next morning. So every day, I move to a new place, hoping to outrun it, though I cannot run as fast as he. It begins the same way. I find […]

10 Horror Stories That Won’t Take More Than A Few Words To Make Your Blood Run Cold

If it takes just a little bit of creak out there for you to shit in your pants, perhaps, turn around right here! Could Instagram be a place where horror and fear are lurking out there, waiting for your one ‘follow’ button? Horrorphiles is one such account that might want you to keep the lights […]

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