50 of the Scariest Short Stories of All Time

by Rachel Baker on October 21, 2014

I love this time of the year; and while I’ve been pretty busy reading down a completely different path than ever before, I feel like I should be reading some spooky story about monsters (real or imagined) and other types of scary what-nots. This article appeals to me because it offers a lot of reading options by way of short stories. With a little more than a week left before Halloween, it seems like one could get one or two of these stories in before the big night.

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It’s that time of year again, when the pumpkins come out, the fake cobwebs are hung and we feel that dormant urge to be chilled, thrilled and spooked to our bones. Get out your flashlights, because a scary story awaits — actually, make that fifty of them. Now, there’s more to scary stories than goblins, ghouls, blood and your general horror — here there be monsters of many kinds, existential and literal, extraordinary and everyday. And remember: like beauty, fear is in the bloody eye of the beholder. So whether you yearn for classic horror or literary fiction guaranteed to make your skin crawl, read on. If you dare!

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