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  • A Little Girl in My Room & Other Stories

    A flash fiction collection. Twelve dark fiction stories.

    horror, crime, anthology, death, short stories, short story, supernatural, ghost, dark fiction

    A flash fiction collection. Twelve dark fiction stories.

    horror, crime, anthology, death, short stories, short story, supernatural, ghost, dark fiction
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  • The Cornfield

    Don’t go into the cornfield!

    Annie isn’t frightened of the rows and rows of corn that grow behind her house. That is, until her grandmother warns her that the devil lies in wait, ready to gobble up any bad children that wander through the shadowy stalks.

    Fearing for her life, Annie promises to be a good girl and steer clear of the forbidden ground.

    Then Paul moves in next door.

    He’s cruel. He’s dirty. He curses. He is exactly the kind of boy that would be a succulent treat for the beast. So, when Paul wants to explore the train tracks just beyond the cornfield, the words of Annie’s grandmother snake through her doubtful mind. Could the old wives tale actually be true?

    Will she risk her life and soul to follow Paul, or will she heed the warning before it’s too late?

    Don’t go into the cornfield!

    Annie isn’t frightened of the rows and rows of corn that grow behind her house. That is, until her grandmother warns her that the devil lies in wait, ready to gobble up any bad children that wander through the shadowy stalks.

    Fearing for her life, Annie promises to be a good girl and steer clear of the forbidden ground.

    Then Paul moves in next door.

    He’s cruel. He’s dirty. He curses. He is exactly the kind of boy that would be a succulent treat for the beast. So, when Paul wants to explore the train tracks just beyond the cornfield, the words of Annie’s grandmother snake through her doubtful mind. Could the old wives tale actually be true?

    Will she risk her life and soul to follow Paul, or will she heed the warning before it’s too late?

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  • Demons Unite

    A collection of 6 scary stories totaling around 125 standard book pages. The stories range from monsters to ghost to psychos and beyond! Over 10 thousand people have already read these stories.

    A collection of 6 scary stories totaling around 125 standard book pages. The stories range from monsters to ghost to psychos and beyond! Over 10 thousand people have already read these stories.

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  • Mommy

    Ten-year-old Ava wakes in the night to the screams of her grandmother. Fearing for her life, she rushes to the window to escape the terror that waits outside her door.
    Full panic sets in when the doorknob jiggles, then the familiar voice of her aunt rings out. Confusion clouds Ava’s sleep-filled mind as she realizes no one is there to harm them. However, the message she’s given is much worse than anything she could have imagined.
    There was an accident.
    With nowhere to go, no way out, and no one to save her, Ava alone must confront the nightmare that is now reality.

    Ten-year-old Ava wakes in the night to the screams of her grandmother. Fearing for her life, she rushes to the window to escape the terror that waits outside her door.
    Full panic sets in when the doorknob jiggles, then the familiar voice of her aunt rings out. Confusion clouds Ava’s sleep-filled mind as she realizes no one is there to harm them. However, the message she’s given is much worse than anything she could have imagined.
    There was an accident.
    With nowhere to go, no way out, and no one to save her, Ava alone must confront the nightmare that is now reality.

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    Superstition Mountain: Southern Ghost Story

    Southern ghost story by Amy Mitchell, illustration by Geoff Mitchell.

    Southern ghost story by Amy Mitchell, illustration by Geoff Mitchell.

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    The Dinner Party: Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Ghost Story

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  • Daughter of Heaven

    “Daughter of Heaven” by Shannon Connor Winward – A dealer of ancient artifacts flies to Mars to identify a particularly interesting piece. Can he survive when he triggers the fulfillment of a world-destroying prophecy?

     

    “Daughter of Heaven” by Shannon Connor Winward – A dealer of ancient artifacts flies to Mars to identify a particularly interesting piece. Can he survive when he triggers the fulfillment of a world-destroying prophecy?

     

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  • Dead Last

    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    “Dead Last” by Jay Barnson – A junior-level agent for a modern-day magical cabal on embarks on his first field assignment. When a necromancer turns his contacts into gun-toting zombies, he must use every bit of his wits, talents, and sometimes inappropriate sense of humor to survive.

     

    “Dead Last” by Jay Barnson – A junior-level agent for a modern-day magical cabal on embarks on his first field assignment. When a necromancer turns his contacts into gun-toting zombies, he must use every bit of his wits, talents, and sometimes inappropriate sense of humor to survive.

     

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  • Menagerie

    Menagerie

    In the Victorian era, a teenage countess and her motley band encounter a plot to restore the Confederate States of America.

     

    In the Victorian era, a teenage countess and her motley band encounter a plot to restore the Confederate States of America.

     

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  • The Chronicle of the Dark Nimbus

    “The Chronicle of the Dark Nimbus” by Keith West –
    A cursed prince is living in exile with his squire until the curse can be broken. They have been sent by their royal sorcerer to protect a thaumaturgist from assassination.

    “The Chronicle of the Dark Nimbus” by Keith West –
    A cursed prince is living in exile with his squire until the curse can be broken. They have been sent by their royal sorcerer to protect a thaumaturgist from assassination.

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  • Desert Hunt

    Desert Hunt

    “Desert Hunt” by Jon Mollison – The first steps in Karl Barber’s hunt for the leaders of a human trafficking ring land him in the ancient city of Cairo. His investigation takes an unexpected turn when the fate of a single girl compels him to strike before he’s ready.

    “Desert Hunt” by Jon Mollison – The first steps in Karl Barber’s hunt for the leaders of a human trafficking ring land him in the ancient city of Cairo. His investigation takes an unexpected turn when the fate of a single girl compels him to strike before he’s ready.

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  • King of Spades

    “King of Spades” by David J. West – What happens when the dead come back to haunt us? General Joab has to find a way to free his king from the rising specter of a long thought, dead Goliath.

    “King of Spades” by David J. West – What happens when the dead come back to haunt us? General Joab has to find a way to free his king from the rising specter of a long thought, dead Goliath.

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  • Hal Turk and the Lost City of the Maya

    A Texan bounty hunter has chased a criminal through Mexico and into Guatemala. Can he survive when he and his quarry fall captive to a bloodthirsty, long-forgotten ancient civilization?

    A Texan bounty hunter has chased a criminal through Mexico and into Guatemala. Can he survive when he and his quarry fall captive to a bloodthirsty, long-forgotten ancient civilization?

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    Elleck’s Song

    Southern ghost story by Amy Mitchell, illustration by Geoff Mitchell.

    Southern ghost story by Amy Mitchell, illustration by Geoff Mitchell.

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    Ambrosia

    Martin lived a perfect life, but a dream, a vision, showed him that he wasn’t truly happy. He recruited the help of life-long friend Lily and together they tried to solve the riddle of his dreams. She took him outside the city into the forbidden jungle where they found the final piece of the puzzle.

    Martin lived a perfect life, but a dream, a vision, showed him that he wasn’t truly happy. He recruited the help of life-long friend Lily and together they tried to solve the riddle of his dreams. She took him outside the city into the forbidden jungle where they found the final piece of the puzzle.

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  • Teithwyr

    The Teithwyr

    You open your eyes to complete darkness. It feels as if somebody is pounding on your head with a hammer. The last thing you remember is a brown dog running out into the road, the brightness of the daylight, and your car headed off the road. As your head clears, you realize you are hanging upside down. Your feet and legs are completely immobilized. You can hear something breathing in the room. the teithwyr is stalking you… read ‘The Teithwyr’ and find out what happens next!

    You open your eyes to complete darkness. It feels as if somebody is pounding on your head with a hammer. The last thing you remember is a brown dog running out into the road, the brightness of the daylight, and your car headed off the road. As your head clears, you realize you are hanging upside down. Your feet and legs are completely immobilized. You can hear something breathing in the room. the teithwyr is stalking you… read ‘The Teithwyr’ and find out what happens next!

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  • sometimes there are monsters

    Blood Mountain

    A collection of 14 short stories that transport you to the terrifying corners of the imagination where worse things are always waiting.

    Welcome to the place where monsters lurk, nightmares reign, and anything is possible.

    More than a collection of short horror fiction, these tales run the razor’s edge from grotesque to morbidly hopeful. The danger may be supernatural or human–either way, the monsters are waiting.

    Includes “The Lemonade Stand”, “The Mannequin Child”, and “What She Drove”. These titles are also available for individual download from this site.

    A collection of 14 short stories that transport you to the terrifying corners of the imagination where worse things are always waiting.

    Welcome to the place where monsters lurk, nightmares reign, and anything is possible.

    More than a collection of short horror fiction, these tales run the razor’s edge from grotesque to morbidly hopeful. The danger may be supernatural or human–either way, the monsters are waiting.

    Includes “The Lemonade Stand”, “The Mannequin Child”, and “What She Drove”. These titles are also available for individual download from this site.

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  • What She Drove

    What She Drove

    A Chrysler and a horror story…
    The mangled wreck of a PT Cruiser can be a tortured soul’s last refuge. It can cleanse the pain, soothe the hurt, but this car and what lives on inside it doesn’t offer peace without consequence. Once you enter this car, you may never be able to leave.

    A Chrysler and a horror story…
    The mangled wreck of a PT Cruiser can be a tortured soul’s last refuge. It can cleanse the pain, soothe the hurt, but this car and what lives on inside it doesn’t offer peace without consequence. Once you enter this car, you may never be able to leave.

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    The Lemonade Stand

    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    A unique spin on an apocalyptic horror short…
    The virus is spreading across the world and mankind’s days are numbered, but for one little girl, this is the perfect time to sell her lemonade. The man she encounters reminds her of her father, but this man may not be all he appears to be.

    A unique spin on an apocalyptic horror short…
    The virus is spreading across the world and mankind’s days are numbered, but for one little girl, this is the perfect time to sell her lemonade. The man she encounters reminds her of her father, but this man may not be all he appears to be.

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  • Al-Dora

    Al-Dora

    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Based on a fictionalized true story, this war horror/thriller takes place in the Al-Dora neighborhood of southern Baghdad, during the intense fighting in Iraq of 2004.

    Based on a fictionalized true story, this war horror/thriller takes place in the Al-Dora neighborhood of southern Baghdad, during the intense fighting in Iraq of 2004.

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  • House of Refuge

    This second place-winning story is a tour-de-force set in a rich, imaginative near future of seasteads, anarchic international agencies, and high-seas adventure.

    This second place-winning story is a tour-de-force set in a rich, imaginative near future of seasteads, anarchic international agencies, and high-seas adventure.

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  • The Stolen

    The Robbed

    A bizarre twist in the dark fantasy genre…

    Everything is stolen—but sometimes the robbed come back for what is theirs. . . .

    A bizarre twist in the dark fantasy genre…

    Everything is stolen—but sometimes the robbed come back for what is theirs. . . .

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  • Deep In The Adirondack Mountains

    Deep In The Adirondack Mountains

    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Who knows what lurks in the deep forest…

    An office worker goes for a hike in the Adirondack Mountain range to meet his colleagues and discovers something horrifying stalking him.

    Who knows what lurks in the deep forest…

    An office worker goes for a hike in the Adirondack Mountain range to meet his colleagues and discovers something horrifying stalking him.

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  • Disapperaing Students

    Disappearing Students

    Ghosts, the occult, and missing children…sounds like a good time…

    A middle school student and his best friend investigate why students at their school are suddenly missing. It may have something to do with the murder of an woman in their small town who owned a shop full of oriental artifacts

    Ghosts, the occult, and missing children…sounds like a good time…

    A middle school student and his best friend investigate why students at their school are suddenly missing. It may have something to do with the murder of an woman in their small town who owned a shop full of oriental artifacts

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  • Rural Renfrew County

    Rural Renfrew County

    Good old backwoods horror short…
    Strange things keep happening at Julie’s rural country house.

    Good old backwoods horror short…
    Strange things keep happening at Julie’s rural country house.

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  • Into the Strange

    Flash fiction collection, from drama to horror to sci-fi…
    A collection of 20 flash fiction stories, ranging from science fiction and horror, to drama and humor.

    Flash fiction collection, from drama to horror to sci-fi…
    A collection of 20 flash fiction stories, ranging from science fiction and horror, to drama and humor.

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  • the best of all possible worlds

    The Best of All Possible Worlds

    Drama of two sisters separated by life in a modern world…Jessy and Maddie have a troubled childhood. One day Jessy moves away, and the two sisters try to keep in touch. They promise to meet up again, but it is more than distance that separates them.

    Drama of two sisters separated by life in a modern world…Jessy and Maddie have a troubled childhood. One day Jessy moves away, and the two sisters try to keep in touch. They promise to meet up again, but it is more than distance that separates them.

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  • Kitty

    Kitty

    Something very strange is happening to Bernie’s cat…One day Bernie notices that his cat, Tammy, is getting pretty big. He thinks he might need to put her on a diet. Then she grows bigger. Then the terror begins.

    Something very strange is happening to Bernie’s cat…One day Bernie notices that his cat, Tammy, is getting pretty big. He thinks he might need to put her on a diet. Then she grows bigger. Then the terror begins.

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    House: A Southern Haunted House Story

    House didn’t like the stories. Mink didn’t care. Seemed she had a new story to tell about it every morning while we waited for the big yellow bus to pick us up and take us to school…

    House didn’t like the stories. Mink didn’t care. Seemed she had a new story to tell about it every morning while we waited for the big yellow bus to pick us up and take us to school…

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    Escape From Shiloh: Civil War Ghost Story

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    Railroad Bill: Alabama Spooky Story

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    Shadow Snatchers: Kentucky Cave Witch Story

    Cautionary tale of a Kentucky cave used by witches to steal souls, through shadows!

    Cautionary tale of a Kentucky cave used by witches to steal souls, through shadows!

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    Spectacular Tales: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. A thrilling anthology of short stories by some of the rising stars in independent publishing.

    In this collection we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy. There are tales about beautiful princesses and cunning thieves, intergalactic wars, cosmic energy beings, warriors and rocketship pilots ‘Spectacular Tales’ is yet another thrilling anthology of short stories from the Indie Collaboration. In this latest collection, written by the rising stars in independent publishing, we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. A thrilling anthology of short stories by some of the rising stars in independent publishing.

    In this collection we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy. There are tales about beautiful princesses and cunning thieves, intergalactic wars, cosmic energy beings, warriors and rocketship pilots ‘Spectacular Tales’ is yet another thrilling anthology of short stories from the Indie Collaboration. In this latest collection, written by the rising stars in independent publishing, we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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    Kiss and Tales 1: A Romantic Collection

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. Kiss and Tales 1: A Romantic Collection of short stories –

    Another collection of original tales brought to you by The Indie Collaboration. This time we present a chocolate box selection of love stories. Some are romantic, some funny, some sad and some mysterious. Whatever the style, there will be a story or poem in here that will melt even the most hardened of hearts.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. Kiss and Tales 1: A Romantic Collection of short stories –

    Another collection of original tales brought to you by The Indie Collaboration. This time we present a chocolate box selection of love stories. Some are romantic, some funny, some sad and some mysterious. Whatever the style, there will be a story or poem in here that will melt even the most hardened of hearts.

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    Kiss and Tales 2: A Romantic Collection

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. In 2014, Kiss and Tales: A Romantic Collection published by The Indie Collaboration got national and international media exposure and rocketed to the top of the “free” best-seller list on Amazon and Smashwords for the Valentine’s season. The Indie Collaboration was happy to offer a diverse collection of free short stories and romantic poetry highlighting a wonderful group of authors from all over the world. This year they’re back with a new collection of romance and poetry for you to enjoy on Valentine’s day.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. In 2014, Kiss and Tales: A Romantic Collection published by The Indie Collaboration got national and international media exposure and rocketed to the top of the “free” best-seller list on Amazon and Smashwords for the Valentine’s season. The Indie Collaboration was happy to offer a diverse collection of free short stories and romantic poetry highlighting a wonderful group of authors from all over the world. This year they’re back with a new collection of romance and poetry for you to enjoy on Valentine’s day.

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    That Guy Following Us

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    Just a Little Terrible

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    Tales From Even Darker Places

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. The Indie Collaboration presents its thirteenth anthology of short stories, freely donated by independent writing’s most ghoulish ghosts and gremlins. In this, our third annual Halloween collection, we serve up another sacrificial platter of chilling tales to keep you up at night. If you choose to read these tales of ancient evils and sinister sorcerers, of ghostly hauntings, witches, serial killers and avenging angels, then remember to keep a light on tonight and don’t forget to check under the bed.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. The Indie Collaboration presents its thirteenth anthology of short stories, freely donated by independent writing’s most ghoulish ghosts and gremlins. In this, our third annual Halloween collection, we serve up another sacrificial platter of chilling tales to keep you up at night. If you choose to read these tales of ancient evils and sinister sorcerers, of ghostly hauntings, witches, serial killers and avenging angels, then remember to keep a light on tonight and don’t forget to check under the bed.

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    Tales From Darker Places

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. A selection of chilling stories from some of the best Indie authors on the market. We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of dark shadows & darker tidings, shifters, ancient warriors, zombies, & demons… See the world through the Ripper’s eyes, and so much more. So many dark, foul things wait for you between these pages. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations.
    Join us in Darker Places.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. A selection of chilling stories from some of the best Indie authors on the market. We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of dark shadows & darker tidings, shifters, ancient warriors, zombies, & demons… See the world through the Ripper’s eyes, and so much more. So many dark, foul things wait for you between these pages. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations.
    Join us in Darker Places.

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    Tales From Dark Places – The Halloween Collection

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels.Tales From Dark Places

    A selection of chilling stories from some of the best Indie authors on the market. We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of ghosts and goblins. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations. This is the first of a series of topical collections brought to you by The Indie Collaboration.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels.Tales From Dark Places

    A selection of chilling stories from some of the best Indie authors on the market. We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of ghosts and goblins. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations. This is the first of a series of topical collections brought to you by The Indie Collaboration.

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