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A frightened railway signal-man is plagued by premonitions of distasters.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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It was all the more strange then that he noticed the sign at all. It seemed half-hidden, hardly noticeable, indicating a slip road half a mile ahead.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
In his head, this all made sense. The next-door neighbour’s garden was the goal – just a simple chip to cover four yards and a metre fence in the middle. Easy.
- Length: 15 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
Kendlemyre Hall is simply spectacular – I still can’t believe I get to live and work on an estate that has been here for hundreds of years.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
In his head, this all made sense. The next-door neighbour’s garden was the goal – just a simple chip to cover four yards and a metre fence in the middle. Easy.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
I get this a lot. People get embarrassed talking about the supernatural. I expect people from his world, with their neatly trimmed front lawns and house prices, to worry about making fools of themselves.
- Length: 25 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
The abandoned subway was the subject of an urban myth: the Ghost Train. There were many versions of the tale. They often involved witches, ax-murderers, faeries, or sometimes a combination of the three.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
The killer should be here." Jerry tapped the screen with a knuckle. "But he's not.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
It was all the more strange then that he noticed the sign at all. It seemed half-hidden, hardly noticeable, indicating a slip road half a mile ahead.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
She had been twitching and gasping all night. It wasn’t unusual. Night terrors plagued her.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
The Victorian Mansion, as its previous owners often referred to it, sat a half-mile from the quiet road. Rows of massive oaks lead along the dusty driveway, all the way to the front door, and dense woods framed the home like a knotted head of hair.
- Length: 4 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
Top 20 Short Stories

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