Short Fiction

Burial Day Books is a boutique publisher of supernatural horror short stories.  Once a month we feature an established or emerging horror writer. These short supernatural horror stories deal with elements of superstition, folklore or myth. We look for writers that are innovative but can also give a nod to past – classic horror. We feature scary stories with limited gore and limited extreme violence because of the belief that fear, true fear, comes from the unknown. Read these scary short stories today.

Scary Stories:

The Grave
Mathias Jansson's latest poem, The Grave, can be read here.
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Cemetery at night
Beneath the Eclipse
By: Erin Cole Some dark nights of the year, terrible things like to lurk through cemeteries looking for something to
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Return Fair
Return Fair, a poem by Nathan J.D.L. Rowark
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The Home on Hunter’s Lane
Read Michael Randolph's poem The Home on Hunter's Lane
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parking lot
Last Cart of the Night
By: Philip Roberts Sometimes we have to do mundane tasks at work before heading home for the night. Sometimes those
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farm house
That Old Rugged Cross
By: Russell C. Connor Beecher is trying to finish his job for the day but finds himself in a strange,
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old house
The Worm House
We are pleased to welcome 2013 with a horror poem by Allen Griffin.
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Kelpie
The Kelpie
By: Marie Robinson Many supernatural legends ensnare their pray with appearing to be illusions. In Celtic folklore, the Kelpie does
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The Journal
By: Regan Keeter Our written words leave stronger imprints than we may think. Perhaps they can leave others a clue.
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Audio version of Chuckles
The Electric Chair has posted an audio version of Tim Tobin’s Chuckles, you can find it here. Chuckles: Guilt, madness,
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