Burial Day Books is a boutique publisher of supernatural horror short stories. Once a month we feature an established or emerging horror writer. These short supernatural horror stories deal with elements of superstition, folklore or myth. We look for writers that are innovative but can also give a nod to past – classic horror. We feature scary stories with limited gore and limited extreme violence because of the belief that fear, true fear, comes from the unknown. Read these scary short stories today.
It is best to know an areas local superstitions before wandering about exploring.
Mathias Jansson’s latest poem, The Grave, can be read here.
By: Erin Cole
Some dark nights of the year, terrible things like to lurk through cemeteries looking for something to eat.
Return Fair, a poem by Nathan J.D.L. Rowark
Read Michael Randolph’s poem The Home on Hunter’s Lane
By: Philip Roberts
Sometimes we have to do mundane tasks at work before heading home for the night. Sometimes those mundane tasks turn terrible.
By: Russell C. Connor
Beecher is trying to finish his job for the day but finds himself in a strange, sinister place with people who seem too excited he’s there.
We are pleased to welcome 2013 with a horror poem by Allen Griffin.
By: Marie Robinson
Many supernatural legends ensnare their pray with appearing to be illusions. In Celtic folklore, the Kelpie does just that.
By: Regan Keeter
Our written words leave stronger imprints than we may think. Perhaps they can leave others a clue.
The Electric Chair has posted an audio version of Tim Tobin’s Chuckles, you can find it here. Chuckles: Guilt, madness, and loneliness sometimes have a way of reaching down and touching our past. Mr. Tim Tobin tells us exactly how that can happen in Chuckles. Do read and enjoy.
By: Aaron Shotwell
If you were followed, obsessed over, and haunted each and every day of your life how would you feel? How would you cope? Aaron Shotwell’s “The Owl” is just about that.
LOTERIA by The Gravedigger/ Cynthia (cina) Pelayo is now available in print on Amazon for only $12.99.