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.
This past July, Friday the 13th, Burial Day Book hosted a Campfire Reading at Uncharted Books. Many wonderful writers read their work. This is a sampling of stories from that evening.
By: Matthew McLachlan
We’ve all had that ‘one’ we loved because they made us better, but what happens when a storm isn’t really a storm and something is taken away?
By: Mark Slade
Gerin is not entirely sure where he’s going, or even why he’s going there. When he arrives at a strange town he learns of an even stranger pageant.
By Cynthia Cina Pelayo
EL DIABLITO, A little devil can hide anywhere, in your closet, under your bed, or maybe even in your walls. Beware, because at night he emerges.
Martin Gibbs writes fantasy, short fiction, and poetry. He enjoys cross-country skiing, biking, and cooking. During the day, he supports enterprise information systems and writes dry, boring drivel in the form of academic research. Fantasy and poetry are his way out of a world full of ones and zeroes. Martin lives in the snow-covered [...]
By: Philip Roberts
Have you ever found yourself someplace, maybe even with someone, and it all felt just a little bit off?
By: Katrina Denman
The land holds memory, of ancient peoples and ancient things, but sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we cannot forget history.
By: Alyne de Winter
Gothic Faery Tale inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.
By: Grant Holden Wagner
A world where damnation plays by day and tortured, captive souls dream by night. Read Grant Holden Wagner’s The Cosmic Damnation.
By: Tim Tobin
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.
T.C. Clark has been published in the Pill Hill anthologies, Solstice Publishing, and the Western Fictioneer’s anthology The Traditional West. Do enjoy his most recent work, a 33-lined poem titled The Hand From Above.
Nathan J.D.L. Rowark has been published in Horrorzine.com, Forward Press, Bloodmoonrisings.com, Staticmovement.com, Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Taintedtea.com, among others. Please do enjoy his collection of poems.
By: Nick Medina
No one knows how it started and no one knows why exactly a hospital in Southern Illinois was shut down and its patients not allowed to leave. In a desperate attempt to save his nephew, Ben Scofield breaks into the hospital only to be confronted by unsettling blackness.
By: Allen Kopp
In Allen Kopp’s new short story, Late of Cherry Street, we learn that sometimes one just needs to learn where they are going. Do read.