Horror Stories

August Heat by W. F. Harvey

Phenistone Road, Clapham.August 20th, 190—. I have had what I believe to be the most remarkable day in my life, and while the events are still fresh in my mind, I wish to put them down on paper as clearly as possible. Let me say at the outset that my name is James Clarence Withencroft. …

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Nyarlathotep by H.P. Lovecraft

Nyarlathotep . . . the crawling chaos . . . I am the last. . . I will tell the audient void . . . . I do not recall distinctly when it began, but it was months ago. The general tension was horrible. To a season of political and social upheaval was added a strange and brooding apprehension of hideous physical danger; a danger widespread and …

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The Spook House by Ambrose Bierce

On the road leading north from Manchester, in eastern Kentucky, to Booneville, twenty miles away, stood, in 1862, a wooden plantation house of a somewhat better quality than most of the dwellings in that region. The house was destroyed by fire in the year following~-probably by some stragglers from the retreating column of General George …

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