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Katalepsis by HY

A web serial of cosmic horror, urban fantasy, and making friends with strange people

Nightmares and hallucinations have plagued Heather Morell all her life. Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child after the loss of her twin—a sister who never really existed—now struggling with her mental health at university, Heather teeters on the verge of giving up on life. A chance meeting ends in a revelation: she is not crazy, her visions are all . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Into the Mire by Casey Lucas aka Canticle

“They call it meldwood because it’ll meld with anything it touches. Other trees. Animals. Men.”

In the first years following a brutal war, residents of the Deel Valley struggle to recover. They rebuild their homes, replant their crops, and attempt to reconcile the past they long for with the reality they’re stuck in. Most of them seek, above all, a return to some semblance of “normal.” Others seek profit and adventure. Mercenary . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Dark Icon Original Fiction by Dark Icon

All of us, even the world itself, began in darkness.

Original works of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Ten years of novels, short stories, and serial fiction. All free. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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Inconsistent Pacing by Peritract

A collection of short stories and flash fiction. The stories tend to be dark, a blend of fantasy and horror. Topics include withered queens, tardy angels, and crawling things. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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Material Things by Kody Boye

The Online Fiction Library of Kody Boye

MATERIAL THINGS, the short fiction blog of Kody Boye, chronicles his writing career from its beginnings in 2007 and features complete works of short fiction. Ranging from horror, to magic realism, to dark fantasy, thrillers, to even contemporary coming-of-age and dark romantic fiction, the blog promises to provide bold new ideas that think outside the box. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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Dreams of the Dying by Nicolas Lietzau

Horror starts in our minds

“In a city of dreamers, there are bound to be nightmares.” When a contract leads Jespar Dal’Varek, mercenary and professional cynic, to the island nation of Kilé, he sees it as a chance to turn the page. He quickly finds that the “Land of Opportunities” and it’s glittering metropolis walk on a tightrope. While the upper class lives . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Tattoo by Candace McBride

Magic, murder, and monsters

Though pompous with its modern advancements, Sybar City has always fostered a seedy underbelly stretching back millennia. Glory, a humble scholar with a talent for occult research, is unwillingly thrust into this world of ancient malevolent races and scientific exploitation. A girl with issues, she would just as soon crawl into a bookshelf and never come back out, leaving a . . .

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Underground by Ada Redmond

As any well weathered traveler will tell you, it’s usually best to abide by the rules of the places you find yourself in. But when the first rule is that no one still alive should be there, abandoning all hope may be the least of your concerns. When eleven year old Millie finds herself stepping through the dark and . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Trilobite Park by BGHilton

The South Hertling Chronicles 3

The Australian suburb of South Hertling has known its share of misfortunes—supervillain attacks, unexpected time rifts, attempted robot uprisings and crashed spaceships, to name but a few. But finally the suburb has some good news! It is opening day of a new attraction in which for the first time ever, the public can see extinct creatures in captivity—Trilobite . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Nimue’s Bar by ForLackOfStars

A story about slices of life after death.

When Kaia Sommers woke up after the accident, a lot of things had changed. She was very cold, no longer needed to sleep, and she did not seem to cast a shadow. Most importantly, she was no longer dead. She soon discovered, however, that her prolonged mortality came at a terrible price. As a shade, only one in every . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Escape Velocity by BlueWinds

A story of horror, identity, and what it means to use technology—or be used by it. A story of wonder, searching for the truth, and the things that lurk beyond. A story where the fabric of the world is thinner than it should be. A story of hypermath and magic, of quantum mischief and cosmic horrors. . . .

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After Z-Day by Charlotte Donnelly

Rachel leads two lives—the one where she works in a café and gossips with her best friend Lucy, and the one where she’s a fervent animal activist, risking arrest with every new facility she breaks into. There’s something different about this job, though, something that doesn’t quite add up, but when Lucy goes missing, Rachel has more than enough to . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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TATTOO

Tattoo is getting better and better!

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jul 27, 2009: EDITOR NOTE: This series ended Oct 2011, sadly, with the unexpected death of the author. However, it is structured as a series of self contained stories, so readers can enjoy the existing episodes as written although the last one, which I believe was intended to be the final climax, is incomplete.

ORIGINAL REVIEW:

Tattoo is getting better and better with each new chapter in this series of dark supernatural adventures.

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UMBRA: UNSANCTIMONIOUS

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By JDT, author of Mantles

Mar 24, 2015: Four people with no obvious relationship all end up together in a battle against supernatural entities. If it sounds trite, I encourage you to put your disbelief aside and give it a shot. Atmosphere is what makes a horror novel, and Umbra has atmosphere in spades.

Everything about Deton academy and the surrounding town is just a little bit off in ways that make you wonder what is truly going on underneath it all. As our characters are swept further into [more . . .]

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