Fiction

Welcome to the Horrified Fiction page. Here is where you’ll find an expanding collection of some of the best British horror fiction (and one or two from further afield). Have a story you’d like us to consider for publication? Head over to our submissions page for info on how to submit your work…

Ida’s Harp​

  • Fiction

Strange are the things you sometimes find washed up by the side of the river. Stranger still are the people who might collect them…​

Alchemy

  • Fiction

As a coal-fired power station nears the end of its life, an elderly engineer finds it hard to let go…​

PL8ES

  • Fiction

A returned soldier with PTSD finds himself working as a driver for an old army friend. His first shift doesn’t go to plan when he starts to see signs. Signs in the license plates, orders meant just for him. And he’ll do anything for the mission…

Devlin Parade

  • Fiction

When a corrupt official puts the kibosh on attempts to save their neighbourhood from demolition, the members of a Community Land Trust cut through the red tape and make their final appeal… to a force more powerful and terrifying than even the most dedicated government bureaucrat. ​

Distress and Calling

  • Fiction

Every night, when her dad is asleep, Bretta creeps downstairs and listens to the voice in the boiler room…

Stork

  • Fiction

When eleven-year-old Sheffielder, Matthew, goes in search of his missing kittens, he discovers dark forces at work on Ruskins Road…​

So Much To See

  • Fiction

When the circus comes to town promising ‘So much to see…and kids go free!’ it provides a welcome diversion for busy single mum Hannah. But she soon discovers that unspeakable nightmares lurk behind the canvas flap of the big top…

In the Tomb of the Red King

A tip-off from a local stranger sends Francis, a keen archaeologist, to an ancient tomb in Cornwall. Fiction by Hank Belbin.​..

Finding Shadows in the Fire

John watches with increasing horror as the ordeal of Emma Dryden, a woman accused of blasphemy and slander, spirals disturbingly out of control. Historical horror by R.P. Serin.

Lowly and Solemn Be

While inspecting an abandoned school with his granddaughter, a maintenance worker begins to experience strange and disturbing feelings. This story, the debut of writer Carrie Mills, is based in part on a real experience…​