Horror Short Stories
iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
Read short stories on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
... and more
Authors
Get your stories featured on EotW and in our newsletter.
... and more
Teachers
- Study questions & activities
- Word games
... and more
Random Story
One night, four men arrive at a notorious, reportedly haunted, house and prepare for a duel to the death.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
More Random Stories
It was his underneath place, the place where he came to bury his jars.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
If there was anyone in the world who wasn’t cursed, it was Sam.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
About
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
Joe had a bad feeling he’d need his gun before the night was over.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
Was she a witch? I don’t know. And I suppose no one really knew for sure. It’s just that she looked so much like a witch I guess she had to be.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
That first night in the Lodge, I had the strangest dream, though I didn’t seem to be asleep. A weight was pinning me down, as if a creature were crouching on my chest.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
It was his underneath place, the place where he came to bury his jars.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
If there was anyone in the world who wasn’t cursed, it was Sam.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
I woke to the sound of something creaking on the porch...
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 18
4 Stars
Johnson has always been fascinated by spiders.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
When Alice and John buy an antique teapot they get more than they bargained for.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
"I watched as the man I saw so clearly disappeared into the endless white."
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
While on a canoe trip down the Danube River, two friends encounter some mysterious, hostile entities.
- Length: 51 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
Read short stories on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
... and more
Authors
Get your stories featured on EotW and in our newsletter.
... and more
Teachers
- Study questions & activities
- Word games
... and more