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:

Mama   by Victoria Nations   "Mama, I dug behind the coop today, but I didn't find anything." Mama sat
The Collector
Source: Shutterstock by Paul Schlemmer   The Collector by Meg Pelliccio Like a perched bird, he clawed his twisted fingers into
Putting the Trash Where It Belongs by Linda M. Crate   People watching was something he was good at. He
Source: wallpaperscraft.com Tree of Life by Christopher E. Ikpoh Along the path, Thomas strolled. His steps were heavy against the
Burial Day Books Call for Submission: Gothic Blue Book VOL 6: A Krampus Carol Source: The Atlantic.com Gothic Blue Books were
Source: Wikipedia   Artemis Bound By Paul Lubaczewski   The moon had to have been amazingly bright at that moment.
Source: Wallpaperflare.com Search Party By Marc Dickerson   Bruce threw another log on the fire. Abe watched the smoke rise
That Funky White Light By Fred Shrum, III I expected to hear trumpets.  I thought I would see horsemen.  I
We are thrilled to highlight the work of V.Castro this month for Women and Horror Month. The Ghost of Catherine
Elijah L. Armstrong is a student at Washington in St. Louis.   The Satyrs Satyrs armed with iron staves Parade