Five Free Stories that Scare Online
Looking for a chilling read ahead of Halloween on Tuesday, but you don't have time to read a novel? We've got just the thing... or things...
Written by modern thrill-writer Stephen King, this short story found in the New Yorker, tells the tale of a bickering married couple living in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. Creepy and humorous this one you may find yourself re-telling.
This story will grip you from the beginning, and fans of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca will appreciate her style in this exciting tale. According to the Guardian, this short story had been lost for decades, after its original publication in 1937.
Neil Gaiman has this short story available on his website for your perusal. A detective and his friend try to unravel the mystery of dead German noble.
This story had me confused and muddled as to the tone at the beginning, but as the story moves on you'll find it becomes increasingly dark and twisted.
Interested in creepy occult stories? This one about two boys and a murder will give you the Halloween season thrills and chills you're looking for.