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adult
fear
California, United States
Horror
content warning: Described Blood, Gore/Graphic Violence
I always enjoyed a summer night’s walk, especially under a crescent moon, thin as a cat’s claw, when the stars are still struggling to shine and every shadow is smooth and thick as black velvet.  But tonight, my pulse quickens as I stroll through the gates to the weeping willow grove, rain...
youth
fear
Illinois, United States
Mystery
November twelfth, 2013, on a breezy, brisk afternoon, the rain poured down on Wellmore street, raindrops striking the windows in the community. The neighborhood Debrah and her friends lived in were minor, with only twelve houses, five resided by Debrah and her four other friends; the additional...
youth
fear
Florida, United States
Horror
Dear Claire,Something terrible will happen, I saw it in a dream and it was about your sister!“The darkness enveloped her, a cold hand gripping her heart. She strained her eyes, trying to see something, anything that could give her some hint of what was lurking in the shadows. But there was nothing...
adult
fear
District of Columbia, United States
Horror
Toby was just getting into the steady rise and fall of the gold and black cheetah beneath him when the lights of the merry-go-round started to flicker.It wasn’t all of them. Grasping onto the copper pole that held the cheetah and looking forward, Toby could see the unsteady blinking in two lines of...
adult
fear
British Columbia, Canada
Horror
I stood at the till, rifling through my purse, looking for my store loyalty card. I was a frugal woman and never passed up the opportunity to be rewarded for spending. Digging deeper, pushing paper and unknown trinkets around, I was interrupted by a tap on my shoulder. The voice of a woman behind...
teens
fear
Missouri, United States
Horror
Amara woke in the middle of the night, when Cullen—the vampire they had been getting involved with for the past week or so—had left about an hour or so before.  They couldn't explain what woke them up, simply that something seemed to call them from outside Maybe it had just been...
adult
fear
Alberta, Canada
Horror
content warning: Violence Against Children
THE FIFTH COLUMN   When the aliens invaded, they used the worst weapon imaginable.  No, not thermonuclear devices, terraforming nanomachines, or atmosphere-warping weather manipulators. Of all the horrific tools of mass destruction they could have unleashed, they opted for...
adult
fear
California, United States
Mystery
Saturday October 15th Today I got up earlier than usual for a Saturday, My cousins are coming over for my first sleepover  Yippee!!"Good morning Mom and Dad" I said with a smile " I'm so excited for the slumber party tonight, Daddy aren'tyou excited ? "I asked, Then dad replied " oh sure...
teens
fearless
Ontario, Canada
Mystery
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