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 Chronicles of Velasquez: Part 2 by V.Castro
Women in Horror Month may be over, but we are continuing to celebrate women in horror with Part 2 of
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The Ghost of Catherine Howard by V.Castro
We are thrilled to highlight the work of V.Castro this month for Women and Horror Month. The Ghost of Catherine
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The Satyrs
Elijah L. Armstrong is a student at Washington in St. Louis.   The Satyrs Satyrs armed with iron staves Parade
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What happens when you die? That is, when the memory of you fades from existence? What would you do in
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March Post – Collected Poems
Benjamin Blake was born in July of 1985, and grew up in the small town of Eltham, New Zealand. He
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Which Reality Are We?
Melissa Franco has completed a variety of poetry. Her work has appeared in Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Infernal Ink, Twisted Dreams Magazine, and lastly,
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When Mercy Calls
If your phone rings tonight with an unknown number you will have to pick it up, because it may be
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White Stripes
Do you ever worry you’ve been driving too long? Those road stripes can become hypnotic. Maybe they’re a sign of
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March Post – Selected Poems – Joris Soeding
Selected Poems By Joris Soeding   Joris Soeding’s third chapbook, In Between the Places Where Night Falls, is forthcoming from Lummox Press. His poems
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The Warehouse in the Trees
By: Sam JT Butterworth There are corners where secrets linger and hide, warehouses are those types of places.
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