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:

Tree of Life by Christopher E. Ikpoh
Source: wallpaperscraft.com Tree of Life by Christopher E. Ikpoh Along the path, Thomas strolled. His steps were heavy against the
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Gothic Blue Book VOL 6: A Krampus Carol – Submissions Now Open
Burial Day Books Call for Submission: Gothic Blue Book VOL 6: A Krampus Carol Source: The Atlantic.com Gothic Blue Books were
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Artemis Bound by Paul Lubaczewski
Source: Wikipedia   Artemis Bound By Paul Lubaczewski   The moon had to have been amazingly bright at that moment.
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Search Party by Marc Dickerson
Source: Wallpaperflare.com Search Party By Marc Dickerson   Bruce threw another log on the fire. Abe watched the smoke rise
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That Funky White Light by Fred Shrum, III
That Funky White Light By Fred Shrum, III I expected to hear trumpets.  I thought I would see horsemen.  I
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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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Gehenna
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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