Sugar Cream Pie by Darren Speegle [horror]

Sugar Cream Pie by Darren Speegle Somewhere south of Memphis, Tennessee, in a torrid, insect-ridden land slashed by paths to nowhere, I found kindred spirits. How our crossroads surfaced out of the sticky night is a mystery of…

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Pest Hag by Edward Ahern [horror]

Pest Hag by Edward Ahern Ingvill Berntsen was the only person in Trinity Lutheran Church. She liked praying alone with her God, liked being able to hear the faint echoes of her whispered prayers. Eventually, she braced her…

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The Tree Farm by Kurt Newton [horror]

The Tree Farm by Kurt Newton When the tractor stopped, Craig did not want to get off. December cold was bearing down. A chill wind blew, and he had forgotten to wear a scarf. The hilltop tree farm…

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Chain Letter Inc. by Jean Graham [horror]

Chain Letter Inc. by Jean Graham Know anyone who’s died lately? Odds are the deceased received our letter. Odds are they also broke the chain. You know the letter. Yes, that one. With all the charm of a…

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Rookies Take Point by David M. Hoenig [horror]

Rookies Take Point by David M. Hoenig The advertisement read: Calling All Ghostbusters—Non-Believers Need Not Apply. That phrase ran through my mind over and over again in the wake of the strangest job interview I’d ever had. I’d…

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Scarlet Sins by H.R. Boldwood [horror]

Scarlet Sins by H.R. Boldwood The old barkeep struck me as a man who waited; though for whom or what, I could not say. He had busy, watchful eyes that peered out from beneath a shock of tangled…

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