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teens
fear
by Amy G.
Ontario, Canada
Horror
SizzleWhenever I make a fried egg, I always pay attention to the way my senses are awakened. The sound of the egg hitting the hot butter in the pan is always the first to strike. For a second, I just listen to the sound as I stare at the edges of the egg which are now starting to brown, ever...
youth
fear
by Onebluefrog
California, United States
Horror
“But only in their dreamsCan Men be truly free.'Twas always thusAnd always thus will be.” - N.H. KleinbaumThey say dreams are where the self and ego unite. Their haunting power stirs the buried truth for all forms of life. Everything yet nothing exists in the realm of subconscious memory, and...
teens
fearless
by Norah W.
California, United States
General
Mind Gamesby Norah Williamson I rolled over in bed relishing the most pleasant dream, I was falling, no, not falling, soaring into a black and never-ending abyss. I felt so…free. Until I woke up and the dream ceased to exist, a cruel joke. I have to tread this tainted earth once again. My...
teens
fear
by Frank Mishank
Virginia, United States
Horror
Electricity didn’t exist this far north. The powerlines didn’t reach this deep into the woods. There were no roads, there was nothing. It was the end of the world here, it was an illicit paradise, one forbidden by the concrete hell just a few miles away.Yet despite the elysian smile every tree...
teens
fear
by Maddy C.
Saskatchewan, Canada
Horror
              Click clack Chapter 36 finished              My fingertips have gone numb from the pressure of the repeated keystrokes. The screen of my laptop feels like its burning through my skin. I can’t stop writing; I’m...
teens
fear
by Stevie Spring
Nova Scotia, Canada
Horror
When Mark shut the door, he accidentally slammed it. He could hear the thudding footsteps of his alerted daughter, Darlene. She always greeted him first when he returned from work. “Daddy!” She squealed. “You missed sooo much!”Her little legs came at him full speed ahead. He picked her up and...
teens
fear
by Selena
Pennsylvania, United States
Horror
   “Are you sure this is the right area?” Keeys asked, eyes directed in front of him, even though his head was turned towards his partner, Jalin. “Like, there’s a hundred forests in this state, are you sure this is the right one?”    “Yes I’m sure, just turn on the tape...
adult
fearless
by sbutkovic
Illinois, United States
Horror
content warning: Gore/Graphic Violence
FAMILY FOREVERI’m a creature of habit, a slave to routine. My day--with the exception of the erratic nature of traffic--has been whittled down to a science.At exactly seven-fifteen, the tumultuous blare of two radio stations fight for power inside my alarm clock. The raucous static sends my rigor-...
adult
fear
by Sandy Stahle
Oregon, United States
Horror
“Hi there!  I noticed you lovely young ladies from across the room. I’m Libby.  Would you like to join me and my friends at our table?” Mena and Stacey glanced at each other to find the answer.  The pair wasn’t having the night out they had hoped for earlier while getting ready...
teens
fear
by Carissa Lukan
Saskatchewan, Canada
Fantasy
     Molly can hardly breathe, hurtling over and twisting around branches and roots littered around the forest floors. The only thoughts running through her mind are to keep running and get away. Her legs shake with the effort, but she continues to push herself onward, fearing what...
adult
fear
by anonymous
Illinois, United States
Horror
content warning: Described Blood
On the Streets “Live” Scalding, blinding light pierced his eyes as he hurried towards his mark on the floor.  It was the one hundredth episode of “On the Streets Live” and Sam Aherns was ready for the best show of his life.3….2….1….“Hello again everyone, I’m Sam Aherns and THIS is On the...
teens
fear
by Anonymous
Ontario, Canada
Horror
     It was a dark, starless night. The path crunched and squeaked under my footsteps. The only light source was the street lamp. Its glow bounced off icy crystals and made them shimmer in the dark. It was only slightly past dinner time, but the sun set so soon in winter. In the...
teens
fear
by Reyna B.
Virginia, United States
Fantasy
content warning: Explicit Language
Words spread like breath on her skin. The sky seemed to open up before her. The Dreamcaller. The Heart Thief. The Songbird. Love and light and death whispered into flesh like a promise.A fresh breeze descended from the lake, and she stepped out from the shadow of a tree to join it. What a lovely...
teens
fearless
by Artis Paden
North Carolina, United States
Horror
It was only a glimpse.From what I saw, it looked as though he wore an oversized coat over his skeleton with ubiquitous rips everywhere. Growing from his head were antlers that resembled two massive dead trees, similar to a deer. I rubbed my eyes, but all I saw was an empty sign. Three...
teens
fear
by ADB
North Carolina, United States
Horror
Creophagous  Adjective; flesh eating or carnivorousAs you open your eyes, you see him. He’s standing there, watching you. His head is slightly tilted to your left. It’s quiet in the warehouse, save for his heaving breathing and a low buzz. An old dial phone starts ringing beside him, yet he...
adult
fear
by Kim Emard
Saskatchewan, Canada
Horror
content warning: Described Blood, Gore/Graphic Violence
It was going to be his gift that needed the most attention.  Vina smiled into the compact before shutting it with a click and slipping it back into her pocket.  It was one of those simple compacts from the drugstore covered with a black plastic finish.  The mirror within had one side...
teens
fear
by Olivia F.
Louisiana, United States
Horror
Emilia’s heart raced as she stepped towards the altar, marching along to the song she had waited her entire life to march to-marching towards the man she had waited years to march towards. Her stomach twisted into nervous knots, constricting the breaths in her chest. Today was the first day of...
teens
fear
by Reese C.
Alberta, Canada
Horror
They say that every time you sense a shiver sink through your spine, it means that someone is watching you. Although in my case, this can’t be true at all. Because I've been alone for months now deep in these isolated woods, I have been starting to suspect that it could be cabin fever or something...

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