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It was his underneath place, the place where he came to bury his jars.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
More Random Stories
Joe had a bad feeling he’d need his gun before the night was over.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
He had won tickets in a radio contest. A contest he didn’t apply to, on a station that apparently didn’t exist.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Welcome to the horror short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above. You can browse the horror library by subgenre or search it for a title, author or keyword. Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.
Top Short Stories
“Did you guys know that this is the house where Richard Sabnis died?” said Tom Beardmore.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
He had won tickets in a radio contest. A contest he didn’t apply to, on a station that apparently didn’t exist.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
My first great love was Seraina Gadient, the flower girl, as we called her then. I had just turned fifteen when I realized with horror that I had a massive crush on her.
- Length: 40 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
I was only fourteen at the time of the railroad demon encounter. Now at age thirty, I'm finally telling the story of that horrific day that changed everything.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
“She’s in the mirror.” The man sitting in front of Detective West quavered. The whiskey on his breath danced around the room, leaving an unpleasant odor that disturbed the Detective.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Most people would see that shoe and assume a drunken partygoer had forgotten it somehow, or that perhaps even a car had driven past and it had possibly fallen from the window unknowingly. But Jenny knew better.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Joe had a bad feeling he’d need his gun before the night was over.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
Was she a witch? I don’t know. And I suppose no one really knew for sure. It’s just that she looked so much like a witch I guess she had to be.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
That first night in the Lodge, I had the strangest dream, though I didn’t seem to be asleep. A weight was pinning me down, as if a creature were crouching on my chest.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
It was his underneath place, the place where he came to bury his jars.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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