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:

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Thirteen
By: Alyne de Winter Gothic Faery Tale inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.
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The Cosmic Damnation
By: Grant Holden Wagner A world where damnation plays by day and tortured, captive souls dream by night. Read Grant
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Chuckles
By: Tim Tobin Guilt, madness, and loneliness sometimes have a way of reaching down and touching our past. Mr. Tim
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February Poetry Collection
T.C. Clark has been published in the Pill Hill anthologies, Solstice Publishing, and the Western Fictioneer’s anthology The Traditional West.
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Horror Stories
Gone Black
By: Nick Medina No one knows how it started and no one knows why exactly a hospital in Southern Illinois
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Late of Cherry Street
By: Allen Kopp In Allen Kopp's new short story, Late of Cherry Street, we learn that sometimes one just needs
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Missy
By: Martin Shelby In Martin Shelby’s short story, “Missy,” the wintery dark months can sometimes bring out darker things. For
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Death Muses on His Joys & Beasts
By: Milan Smith Death Muses on His Joys, is a monologue by Mr. Death himself. While the second poem, Beasts,
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Where The Fault Lies
By: Greg Mollin We all have our obligations in life. Sometimes our obligations can lead to distractions and sometimes these
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The Chocolate Shop
By: David Massengill Many of us have experienced quirky day's at work where everything just seems to go wrong. Yet,
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