A crinkled-skinned man looked around with glistening dark eyes, and drool slowly dripped from his lips. “Yes-yes all according to plan!” His face stretched into a too-long smile, cracks in his lips opening further a path for blood.  The sky was dark above, a dense fog stretching past all sight. Contorting shadows littered every inch of the ground, their moans […]

Magic of Music

When Lyna plays for her fans the music comes to life. You can see it in their faces, as her voice flows through the audience, their eyes alight with awe as if they were shining stars, their hair practically floating, and a soft golden aura surrounding them in the warmth of her music.  Lyna loved playing music and adored her […]

The House Across The Street

My family and I moved into a new home about a month ago. It’s a nice neighborhood, quiet in a small town. My room is the only upstairs room; the window faces the street and it’s directly across from a house that looks similar to ours. The same sized window of our neighbors across the street faces mine.  “Many houses […]

How Long a Minute Lasts

This week we have a very special story for you guys from The Guest. I had never been to a ritual before. Before my revelation as I looked into the cup, I was unaware I was at one now. My “friends” had invited me over to play a game of King’s Cup to warm up to the group, but they […]

The Spookiest Stories for Halloween

Welcome, Fantasy Nerds! Since it’s Halloween weekend, we decided to do a round-up of our favorite scary stories for you to read. Some of these will be stories we have written, others are from guest writers we’ve featured on the blog, and some will be from outside writers whose work we enjoy. We hope you find a few stories to […]

The Scraping

There it was again. The scraping noise I heard every night for the last six months, it was like clockwork. It woke me when the moon was high in the sky, her rays of moonlight kissing my cheek in comfort. I already knew what was waiting for me if I peeked under my bed, eyes. Nocturnal eyes, glowing in the […]

Straw Man

Welcome, Fantasy Nerds! Today we have a guest author on our blog. We’re very excited that Charlie Lowrey has allowed us to share his story here! It’s the perfect story to kick off the spooky season. Speaking of spooky season, make sure to check the end of the post for some Halloween fun! The street is a ghostland, a dilapidated […]

The Culling – Part 2

This is the conclusion to Clever’s short story, The Culling. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can find it here. … I have my theory, but I know the other villagers will need more before they agree to fight back against the monsters. I need more information to come up with a sound plan. The creatures caught me off […]

The Culling

“I’ve been marked!”  I jolt awake at the sound of the cry. My sleep-addled brain trying to decipher if this was real. “I’ve been marked!” the voice shouts, from farther away this time as he makes his way through the village. No, no, no, no. This can’t be happening.  I pull on clothes and rush from my room. My little […]

The Long-Forgotten

The wind whispers through the dark, empty trees like a warning in a foreign language. Winter is here, and with winter comes the long-forgotten. The winter chill could mask the cold of their undead bodies as they sought a new home among the living. Their blue lips and frost-kissed hair wouldn’t stand out among the towns in the north. It […]