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Hobnail
by Crystal Arbogast
Scary bedtime story about a mother and daughter's night-time journey home.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
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The Brass Teapot
by Tim Macy
When Alice and John buy an antique teapot they get more than they bargained for.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 15
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The Petting Zoo
by Peter de Niverville
Johnson has always been fascinated by spiders.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
Starving Makes It Fat
by Kay Sexton
Size isnít everything, but it can mean life or death when Matthew and Liz come to town.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Rating:4 stars
Appearance
by Kate Peterson
"I watched as the man I saw so clearly disappeared into the endless white."
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
The Inn
by Guy de Maupassant
When one of the winter caretakers of an isolated mountain inn goes missing, loneliness beings to take its toll on the other.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:4 stars
The Moonlit Road
by Ambrose Bierce
A man's mother is brutally murdered but, except for the finger marks around her neck, no trace of the killer can be found.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
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The Petting Zoo
by Peter de Niverville
Johnson has always been fascinated by spiders.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Rating:5 stars
The Brass Teapot
by Tim Macy
When Alice and John buy an antique teapot they get more than they bargained for.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Rating:5 stars
The Return
by Fernando Sorrentino
A man is the only witness to an accidental killing and the bizarre series of events that follow.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
The One That Got Away
by Denny Johnson
A journalist tracks down the man who escaped being the twelfth victim of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Contains adult material.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Rating:5 stars
The Horla
by Guy de Maupassant
Creeping paranoia becomes something altogether more sinister, but is it madness or has he discovered a plot that threatens humanity.
- Length: 27 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
Dracula's Guest
by Bram Stoker
Intended as a short companion for Stoker's 'Dracula' we join the narrator as he begins a coach trip on the mysterious 'Walpurgis' night.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
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