Stories tagged “monsters”

  • The screaming

    Kara told her parents, night after night, that the monsters were coming. Night after night, they told her not to worry. But still she heard them coming, cloven feet, sharpened talons, slime-coated bellies, undulating forward. Until one night, the windo...

  • Lightless

    The electricity had been out for several months now; only a rare, startled flickering would sometimes awaken a random light bulb. For the most part, the dark of night was as it had been before technology saved civilization from its fear of the unknown....

    • Author: tiphanie
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Dinosaurs at the Gate

    Bollywood wasn’t known for special effects. Rance knew this even while staring at the swirling kaleidescope of color erupting over the Hindu temple fifteen miles north of Pune. Nearly in Rajgurunagar, the producer had chosen it because of its sea...

  • Look Behind You

    The Places Nobody Is Looking are filled with strange Things, monstrous Things, though They are difficult to describe, for obvious reasons. These Things exist only in the absence of Sight. If an entire crowd is looking one direction, these Things will b...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • 'Personal Hell' are such strong words (Mature)

    Foggy town. Monsters that reflect the dark side of my personal psyche. And, oh great, it’s turning into that weird, bizarro world that looks like a Nine Inch Nails video. I get it, town: You’re fucking with me. You want me to flip my lid an...

    • Author: Jesse Blake
    • Posted almost 11 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • nightmare in the couldersack Last and FINAL PART!

    He stopped straight in his tracks terrified at the sight he had just seen the sight that he had seen was his entire family his mother his father his brother were just laying there motionless dead, blood dripped from the walls spelling the words give up...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Psycopathic sycophants (Mature)

    She dreamt. An enormous spider had spun her into a cocoon. She whipped her body back and forth, fighting her way clear of the silky bonds. Somehow, dreamland crossed into reality. Fighting her way clear of the dream, she immediately realised that somet...

  • A Monster

    A tall, masculine looking woman approached the podium before the amassed biologists and geneticists. There were murmurs in the crowd they had expected Hans Kölch, not this woman… who could be his twin sister. She spoke, “Ladies and gentlem...

  • New

    Yet darkness does not cause fear. It is not because something is unseen that terror grips our heart. It is because we put things in the darkness. We give birth to the beasts under our beds. We conceive of monsters in undiscovered lands or in our closet...

    • Author: Algorithm
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Darkness Closes In

    Megan knew all this and still she lay trembling in the dark while her fiance snored quietly beside her. There was a torch on the chest of drawers beside her but she was too afraid to reach for it. Somewhere in the dark something was watching her. She c...

    • Author: thelostgirl
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A plague of light

    The lights were closer now. The city, always growing, pushing back the wet earthy countryside. A hundred years ago it had been just a town. Now its newborn towers reached to Heaven and lights shone everywhere, killing all the dark places. It was time t...

  • The Midnight Road (Mature)

    Drive faster! Rain lashed, wipers slashed, Cort plowed through the pouring rain, the demons of his past pursuing close behind. Wind whistled, debris whirled into the road ahead, utility poles fell behind. Stomach tied in knots, sweat poured down his fa...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Death Above the Trees

    The beast had lost, and it knew it. It let out a bellow, beginning to slip backwards out of the air as the hindmost pairs of its feathery appendages fell out of rhythm. Slowly, the weight of its armored carapace began to drag it down towards the forest...

    • Author: Glow
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Creeping Up the Back Stairs

    The party upstairs was in full swing, the bump-bump-bump of the music audible even from outside. In the darkness on the back stairs, a shadow moved. The form had almost no shape; it moved like liquid. It climbed each step with meticulous care, coalesci...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Neverending Darkness

    I wandered blindly through the pitch black tunnels underneath The Mountain. I had gotten lost from the guide what seemed like a month ago. Without any light, I couldn’t see my watch and didn’t know just how long I had spent floundering in t...

  • A Glimpse of Light

    Deep in the tunnels, I had lost everything: guide, flashlight, matches, and now my courage. All I had left was the darkness, and a new friend. The beast was hidden in darkness, but it was there, so close it was breathing on me—quick inhales follo...

    • Author: beatnik307
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Tying Up Loose Ends

    The patient sat calmly at the table, his hands folded, nails trimmed. He seemed nice but shy. He couldn’t quite bring himself to meet my eyes. “I know why you’re here.” he said. “Tell me.” “You’re like ev...

  • Home Alone

    There was something in the house with me. My family had gone out to dinner. Thanks to two tests on Monday, I stayed home to study. There was no one to help me. I was alone. Except for the curved lamp in my room, the whole house was dark. Sounds combini...

  • Attacked

    He helped her up from the floor. She was bruised, bloody, and shaken. Whatever had happened here, it had been violent and traumatic. The room was a study in chaos. “You alright?” he asked. No response. Her gaze was distant, focused on somet...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Nowhere Land

    Shadows dance along the faded, decaying brick and mortar walls of the gloomy alleyway. A burning barrel is the only moon this place has ever known. Dark things slither deeper into the darkness as four souls move further and further in to this place tha...

    • Author: Eturnus
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Golem

    Rain lashed down on that ravaged plain in furious sheets. The broken earth drank it up through ragged cracks that went down forever. At the center of the plain, a gaping maw of a hole sucked down water in great, sodden gulps. Perversely, gouts of flame...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Bite Your Tongue (Mature)

    She wrapped her tongue around his and drew it into her own mouth. He tried to resist, but by then her razor-sharp teeth had already sunk into the soft, pink flesh. She suckled his tongue, lashing her own across and around it, savoring the flavor and te...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Grimnebulin

    Greg set his tray on the table and took a seat across from his friends. The expression on his face was one of pure misery. Tom inclined his chin at the sickly creature clinging to Greg’s back. “Still carrying that little bugger around, eh?&...

  • Into the Nameless Land

    For many hours the children of the House of Hermes were silent, lost in their thoughts. As the sun began to sink they saw the stars for what they all knew may be their last time. And then they came upon the Nameless Land. There were few trees here, and...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Monsters Part 1

    I used to make my father check under my bed for monsters. Just in case there was someone – or something – lurking beyond the edges of my comforter. My brother would tell me stories of children who were eaten in their sleep. One times, he even told...