Death Should Be Remembered

Posted: March 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

A new horror short story “Death Should Be Remembered” from A.F. Stewart is available to read for free at Pen at Pen of the Damned.

When I arrived, the gate to the graveyard was open, wrought iron swinging on its hinges. I hesitated. I didn’t like company when I visited. I preferred to be alone, to stand at the headstones in the silence.

Should I go in?

I looked over my shoulder, back down the road.

I could go home. Come back another day.

No. I needed this. Needed to remember death, relive what happened, hear the screams again. It would help ease the pressure until…

Yeah. Take a chance. Could be someone just forgot to fasten the latch properly. You can always lie if you meet someone.

I passed through the gate, shutting it behind me. I decided to visit Patricia today. Her family buried her in a secluded spot on the east side of the graveyard.

Less chance of being seen.

A silence settled on the place, and the crunch of my…

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Pup

Posted: March 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Here’s a free horror short story “Pup” from author Nina D’Arcangela.

 

 

I scrambled through the woods at break-neck speed. I had no idea which direction I ran, I only knew I had to escape the beast that attacked me. A clearing in the trees ahead revealed the flicker of a fire’s glow. As I stumbled into the mudded tract, I realized I’d come upon a gypsy encampment. Two men immediately rose in defense, but a hunched old woman shushed them away, and guided me to a rough-hewn bench. I sat in the brisk night air, chest heaving, lungs still gasping for breath as the crone examined my scratched torso, the gouges left upon my arm by the beast’s maw.

Heavy drapes at the rear of a nearby caravan parted. Concealed behind a voile sheath loomed a tourmaline eyed creature of exquisite beauty. She held my gaze for but a moment before her eyes crept down toward my bare chest and further…

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A Slithering Offer

Posted: March 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Here’s a new creepy short story from author Lee Andrew Forman – read “A Slithering Offer” for free at Pen of the Damned’s blog.

My body and soul—the feast on which it would satisfy its cold, unbiased nature. It would make me a brittle husk in no less than six months. I contemplated the Kevorkian way, but could never garnish the result with enough good reason to commit suicide. Besides, I didn’t want to die.

I received the news only three weeks ago. Considering the good doctor’s estimate, it was a significant portion of my remaining life. But not enough time to come to terms. Fantasies of futures never to come, crushed repeatedly by the forceful hammer of reality. The dreamer could dream, but ultimately his awakening was inevitable.

I wondered how I’d face the reaper alone. Would I possess the courage? Without Eileen’s warm touch, without her kind words, I was devoid of human nourishment. My inner-self was bad company.

Our marriage had once been a vibrant green leaf on a tree…

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Today my new horror short story collection DARK NEEDS: 3 Twisted Tales of Horror releases on Amazon for Kindle and KindleUlimited. The mini anthology includes “The Dealer of Needs”,
“Offspring” and “Chasing the Dragon”. You can buy this eBook on Amazon for .99.

The Final Arrow

Posted: February 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

From Pen of the Damned, here’s a Valentine’s Day short horror story by Veronica Magento Nero:

 

Park benches are the domain of lovers. They sit cuddled together, giggling as they etch their names in the wood, their pride palpable as if no one else has ever vandalised public property before. I…

Source: The Final Arrow

Place of Beauty

Posted: February 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

With the short story “Place of Beauty” Joseph Pinto shows us that horror fiction can be beautiful as well as creepy. Read it for free on Pen of the Damned:

 

In shards the morning broke, shattering high, high above the gunshot reports, the torches, the thick plumes of smoke. She watched them fall like black drops of rain in the distance. First came a cr…

Source: Place of Beauty

Beast of Winter

Posted: January 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Manitou Forest, Manitoba, Canada A damn good day of hunting, Angus Kujak mused as his bloodied hands steered the truck between snow-covered pines. The antlers of his most recent kill rattled agains…

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