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adult
fear
by Jaybird6
Indiana, United States
Horror
Wake up, shower, brush my teeth, wash my face, put on my happy face and go. My life was supposed to be more than this; where had I gone wrong?  Was it when I took the plane ride back from the beautiful island of Greece to return to this dreary life. Or maybe it was when I left a certain...
adult
fear
by Haley Magrill
British Columbia, Canada
Horror
content warning: Gore/Graphic Violence
            Kitten follows with her tongue out. Feed her the best pocket crumbles until she falls asleep with her head on your knee, whimpering.            Purr-cy…Purr-cy…Purr-cy. ...
adult
fear
by Lycaon Umbra
California, United States
Horror
I have been afraid of the dark my entire life.               My doctors call it nyctophobia, an extreme fear of the darkness. Every night as the darkness creeps over everything, I go to my home and turn on the lights I have...
adult
fear
by LGK
Ontario, Canada
Horror
content warning: Graphic Physical Violence
The Caans, the Rains, the Everlys and the Weiss’ were a tightly-knit group of friends who lived in close proximity to each other in a small town. They had been mulling over the idea of taking a mutually shared vacation but were having trouble coming up with something they could all agree on....
adult
fear
by Benjamin Headlee
Iowa, United States
Horror
Seven days ago I let the monster out of the attic. It was the same day we moved to the new house outside of the city. I’m not sure why Mommy and Daddy called it new - it’s covered in cobwebs and every floorboard in the house creaks like a whiny dog. On move-in day, Mommy and Daddy got very cross...
teens
fearless
by Kaden K.
Colorado, United States
General
I sat, looking at the vast distance ahead of me. Across to the other side sat another creature: a gnat. Oh how delicious it looked. My mouth foamed thinking about how good it’d taste. Its crunchy legs in my mouth; the soft, delicate texture of the wings; the plump body. I didn’t want the gnat, I...
teens
fearless
by Stella Aylin
Illinois, United States
General
“Two weeks,” the librarian snarled to Violet at the checkout counter. Violet nodded and shoved the book in her bag, running out of the library and going to soccer practice. Fast forward almost two weeks and Violet hadn’t started reading the book when she remembered it was nearly overdue. There...
adult
fearless
by Demetria Piperias
Ontario, Canada
General
THE DEMONS AT MY FEET“Please, come in.  Make yourself at home.  But leave those at the door.  Sit on the Ottoman.  I asked them to bring it in for you specially.  They are weak bastards, those screws, but they are usually good about moving the furniture.   ...
adult
fear
by Byff Arlington
Ontario, Canada
Horror
Shopping for the Right SkullThe old wooden sign said, “Enter at Your Own Risk All Ye That Would Dare”. It was attached by chains to the fascia of the porch and hung over the rickety stairs that led up to a massive oak door. In the center of the door was a brass knocker that resembled a human skull...
adult
fear
by E.R. Yatscoff
Alberta, Canada
Horror
content warning: Described Blood
Lucas’s eyes flew open. He wasn’t sure what had awakened him from a fitful sleep.Insects picked and licked at his open wounds. The whipping had left his back with long open scars. His blood had immediately attracted all manners of hungry bugs. So many, that several tree frogs had roosted on his...
adult
fear
by Neta
Maryland, United States
Horror
                                                                      HAUNTED HOUSEIt all started on a dark and rainy night...
adult
fearless
by Alexandra Parker
Oregon, United States
Horror
content warning: Described Blood, Graphic Physical Violence
There is something about the silence after an explosion. The air itself heaves a sigh of relief as all tension dissipates at once, leaving a calming numbness. It is not dissimilar to the soul-cleansing feeling left over after a good hard cry. The silence for her is just lonely.Her tears have...
youth
fear
by Paige N.
Northwest Territories, Canada
Horror
“The human mind is truly the scariest  Thing of all”  CHAPTER ONE: I find myself running down a dark hallway that seems to go on forever, never-ending. The only thing allowing me to see in front of myself are the dingy yellow lights flickering with each step I make, one...
teens
fear
by sugarpheonix
Colorado, United States
Horror
The copper moon hung low in the sky, shrouded in clouds, drenching everything in crimson. Mallory walked through the streets. Her eyes searched in between the hedges and around fences."Penny," she called out. "Penny."Her beloved hazel bunny never appeared. But Mallory didn't want to give up....
adult
fear
by Grey
British Columbia, Canada
Horror
The sound of muffled singing brought his attention to the window. He pulled his focus from the TV and stared curiously at the dark shape of the curtain. The street light outside cast several shadows, but it took a squint to see the darker outlines through the fabric. Sophia turned to see her...
adult
fear
by Connolly Twaites
British Columbia, Canada
Horror
content warning: Death/Dying, Gore/Graphic Violence
It was your typical Monday morning in Aldergrove, a light dusting of fog covered the town as it slowly began to wake from its slumber. The birds began to sing as the sounds of cars and alarms roared into life. John reached over and hit his alarm, “another Monday,” he sighed as he slowly got out of...
youth
fear
by Claire S
Ohio, United States
Fantasy
The woods are a place for women. Some say the woods are where runaway wives and tavern wenches go to escape the petty injustices of their lives. Others say the woods welcome only the strongest, huntsman’s daughters and soldier’s lovers used for long days of labor. One rumor has spiraled across...
adult
fearless
by Aramu
Ontario, Canada
Mystery
content warning: Loss of a Child
She was lying in a fetal position…knees drawn to her chest…arms hugging them tightly…eyes closed. She was cold and could feel a chilly numbness spreading slowly from her icy feet towards her legs, making her uncomfortable and restless. Her head hurt, the throbbing bold like a drum beat, making it...

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