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:

We Trade in Lesser Devils & Other Poems
Mackenzie Wilson is a writer and a poet. Her short story “How Katie Michaels Became One with Her Cat,” was
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One Thirteen
By: Aaron Runyon When it's cold outside you depend on the warmth indoors to keep you comfortable. What if the
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Fearless
Fearless Tom fears nothing, but maybe he should fear the gods.
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The Doll-Giver
By: Amber Dawn Hollinger Dolls have the power to make many people happy but they also have the power to
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They Always Do
By Megan Fairbrace: Every small town has that house, that suspected haunted house we're told to avoid. Not all of
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Stone
Stones
It is best to know an areas local superstitions before wandering about exploring.
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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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