250-word Short Stories!

With the 250-word horror story contest wrapped up and winning parcels being shipped out tomorrow, I didn’t want to just showcase the three stories that placed in the contest.  There were three other entries that were quite awesome in their own right and I felt it was only right to spotlight each and every person…

250-word horror story contest: A trip down memory lane

  The third-place entry in Mangled Matters’ 250-word horror story contest was submitted by Janice Beake.  This story hits on alot of levels for me.  I’m a sucker for time pieces, I love graveyard settings and there’s truly nothing scarier than the dark.   Let’s get creepy… UNTITLED SHORT STORY by Janice Beake It was…

250-word horror story contest: Enter THE CELLAR

Today, I present to you the second-place submission from the 250-word horror story contest that ran last week here at Mangled Matters.  Bryn Tilly provides us with the chills… Today’s entry confirms my uneasiness when it comes to cellar and basement stairwells.  Always count your steps, folks… THE CELLAR by Bryn Tilly Alex listened intently.…

250-word horror story contest winner!

I will be posting the submitted stories from my 250-word horror story content throughout this week.  First up, the creepy cream of the crop- the winning story sent in by C.L. Sherwood! I am super stoked to show off the winning story from my 250-word horror story contest last week!  After several very wicked and…

The Darkest Corner: a short story

THE DARKEST CORNER A light rain tapped on the window while the flashlight’s orb cast a faint glow across Tyler’s face.  Wide eyed and lips pursed, the boy read at a feverish pace, knowing that any second now his stepfather could barge in and demand he turn out the flashlight and go to bed.  Or…