The Brass Teapot
Author: Tim Macy
When Alice and John buy an antique teapot
they get more than they bargained for.
Hobnail
Author: Arbogast
Scary bedtime story about a mother and
daughter's night time journey home.
The Tell Tale Heart
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
So you think he's mad? Nervous? True! - but
you should see how wisely he carries out
his plan
The Return
Author: Fernando Sorrentino
A man is the only witness to an accidental
killing and the bizarre series of events that
follow.
The Lost Ghost
Author: Mary Eleanor Wilkins                             
Freeman
Late one night a little girl appears at a
woman's door: "I can't find my mother"
.
The Case Of Lady Sannox
Author: Arthur Doyle
A man takes his enemy to taste a rare wine
- which he happens to keep at the far end
of a vast, damp cellar.
Afterward
Author: Edith Wharton
Mary Boyne and her husband, requiring a
country home in England after a business
windfall, acquire a reputedly haunted house.
The One That Got Away
Author: Denny Johnson
A journalist tracks down the man who
escaped being the twelfth victim of serial
killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
The Damned Thing
Author: Ambrose Bierce
coroner's inquiry into the violent death of a
hunter
.
The Trial For Murder
Author: Charles Dickens
A banker is disturbed by visions of a murdered
man and his killer. Then he is
Markheim
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Markeim arrives at an antique dealer's on
Christmas day, ostensibly to buy a present for
a lady. A tale of evil.
Starving Makes It Fat
Author: Kay Sexton
Size isn't everything, but it can be when
Matthew and Liz come to town.
Hangover
Author: Ian Phillips
Piecing together events after a touch of
amnesia concerning the previous night, the
The Masque of the Red Death
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
As a hideous pestilence sweeps his lands,
Prince Prospero seals himself in his castle and
prepares a fabulous party.
The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall
Author: John Kendrick Bangs
An unusually wet ghost soaks the master of
Harrowby Hall every Christmas eve.
Kerlof
Author: Edith Wharton
A prospective buyer goes to look round a
French chateau, but finds the place deserted,
apart from a strange pack of dogs.
The Oval Portrait
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Seeking shelter, a wounded man breaks into
an abandoned chateau decorated by an
unusually large number of paintings.
The Moonlit Road
Author: Ambrose Bierce
A man's mother is brutally murdered but,
except for the finger marks around her neck,
no trace of the killer can be found
.
Habits of the Artichoke
Author: Sorrentino
A tutor is given an artichoke plant and soon
learns that taking care of it is not going to be
easy.
The Yellow Sign
Author: Robert W. Chambers
An artist and his model are disturbed by the
appearance of a pale-faced man in the
graveyard below their studio window
.
The Premature Burial
A short history of and a personal tale
concerning the phenomenon of being buried
alive.
Short scary horror stories.
Welcome to the Scary Short Story section of Disturbing Horror. Looking for a good scary bedtime story, an urban legend, or a classic?  Maybe a few tales of terror, ghost
stories, vampires, werewolf's and monsters? We've got a few. These short stories are written by some of the greatest authors of our time, and some by authors who are new
to the horror genre. Either way, they are all a good creepy horror read.
.
Top rated short stories
The Haunted Valley
A man uncovers the dark secret of a
mysterious valley owned by a xenophobic
drunkard.
The Brass Teapot
Author: Tim Macy
When Alice and John buy an antique teapot
they get more than they bargained for.
The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall
Author: John Hendrick Bangs
An unusually wet ghost soaks the master of
Harrowby Hall every Christmas eve.
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From the director of Pet Sematary,
This horror film tells the story of
Emma, a girl who, after moving into
a new home begins having
visions of a doppleganger
who is pure evil.
The Haunted Valley
Author: Ambrose Bierce
A man uncovers the dark secret of a
mysterious valley owned by a xenophobic
drunkard.
Appearance
Author: Kate Peterson
"I watched as the man i saw so clearly
disappeared into the endless white"
The Inn
Author: Guy De MauPassant
When one of the winter caretakers of an
isolated mountain inn goes missing, loneliness
beings to take its toll on the other.
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