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…

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A Box of Lucifers

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1860: Andrew Syms craved freedom from caring for his invalid mother. He reveals to our narrator the supernaturally-inflicted events that led to her death. Some things in this world are beyond explanation…​

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The Stinge

  • Fiction

When two youngsters break into a garage, accidentally tipping over a beaker, they soon begin to realise that crime doesn’t pay… ​

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Rainbow Pit

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Rainbow Pit is part of a series of stories that Ray has been writing for a project he calls Municipal Gothic – and is set in an underpass beneath a motorway where a troubled man is forced to confront a fatal incident from his teenage years…

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Boys of the Old Brigade

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Boys of the Old Brigade follows a veteran of the Irish war of independence, returning to ‘Blighty’ to open a butcher shop in Camden town; but will the ghosts of war follow him home, and will he heed the Banshee’s cry that follows him in his dreams?

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In The Service Of The Queen

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After the war, came the task of rebuilding. The rubble had to be cleared. The ruins had to be rebuilt. And the dead had to be laid to rest…

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Where The Little Boy Drowned

Gordon’s New Year resolution to exercise more is one that many of us explore, following the possible excesses of Christmas. But in Jim Mountfield’s tense tale, it leads the protagonist down an altogether much stranger path…

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In The City In The Smog

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In a city choked with poisonous smog, a young boy flees his murderous father. He finds another, nightmarish city whose inhabitants might save him – but at what price?

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Marius

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‘Marius’ appears to a bullied schoolboy in his dreams. When the bullying becomes rather extreme, Marius appears to the schoolboy and takes him to claim his revenge. However, it soon becomes clear that this imaginary revenge is all too real.

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The Woman Who Loved Winter

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The cold embrace of winter forms a commanding backdrop, in Jonathan’s haunting and atmospheric tale of a love which cannot and will not be denied…