Do you know your mind’s dark corners where your potent nightmares nest? Do you want to? Horror stories explore the grim depths of the human psyche, diving beneath the cold waters of our consciousness to dredge up what we fear. This genre deals with the monstrous in the world, and the inhumanity in people.

Care to shine a flashlight at what happens in the dark? Do you think it won’t stare back?

Note: Mystery, thriller, and horror genres are cross-posted.

Emergency Contact, by Sky Allen (Vol. 3; Fall General Submissions)

Faithless, by Marleigh Green (Vol. 3; “Historie Fatale” contest winner)

Third and Finally, by Rowan Wasserman (Vol. 3; “Historie Fatale” contest runner-up)

His Face Was Abnormal, by Jacquelyn Agliata (Vol. 3; “It was a dark & stormy night” contest runner-up)

A Wretch Like Me, by Rhiannon Guzelian (Vol. 3; “It was a dark & stormy night” contest winner)

The Salesman, by Sophia Laughlin (Vol. 3; “Spooky Season” contest winner)

The Feeding, by Charlie Williams (Vol. 2)

The Seven Secret Discoveries of the Captain of the Cantata Lucania on the Occasion of Running Aground, by Ben Jackson (Vol. 2)

Names, by Thomas Gaffney (Vol. 2)

Mystery Man, by Mary Krakow (Vol. 2)

Face Thieves, by Tim O’Neal (Vol. 2)

The Light Over Whaler’s Watch, by Joe Buckler (Vol. 1)

Through the Woods, by Brian Feller (Vol. 1)