free short-format fiction for fans of scary stories
Tiny drops in a very large, very deep, and dark pond: short samples of horror and dark fiction for lovers of the ephemeral, creepy, spooky, and obscure -- the short stories offered here are oddities that wouldn’t fit anywhere else, but belong to a larger pool of inspiration and experiment.
The Skeleton and the Corpse Candle
a ghost story
Written for Jolene Haley’s Haunted Hotel Showcase, The Skeleton and the Corpse Candle is a story about enduring love, told from the perspective of the Thornewood Hotel’s caretaker.
The Curiosities Collection
thirteen subdued spooky tales
An ephemeral collection of wonders, terrors, and experiments in low-key horror — small slivers of darkness written over thirteen months. The collection has been described as quietly creepy.
I LOVED this story by Kira Butler, y'all - definitely worth a read!
The voice was just fabulous! Kept me wondering about the twist, but I second guessed myself constantly. Just lovely.
It's true. This Haunted Hotel story from Kira Butler is CAPTIVATING.
HOLY CRAP. You guys are going to LOVE Kira Butler's Haunted Hotel story. I just read it 5 times. In. Love.
Oh, you guys, this story is so good. So so good.
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