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:

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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dark witer
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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Red Haired Girl
By: Deborah Reed We all run into people each day. Their faces remain with us sometimes for a few seconds,
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May Poetry Collection
Anndell Quintero was born in Panama City, Panama and grew up in Miami, Florida and later moved to Chicago. Each
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creepy doll
Mrs. Schroeder’s Baby
By: P Maxwell Myra Schroeder desperately wanted, needed, and dangerously obsessed over having a baby.
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Holding Her Within
By: Deva Shore In Holding Her Within, Deva Shore brings us into a fairy tale setting with two lovers in
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