6 Halloween Short Stories

With five days to go until Halloween, there’s still plenty of time to read one or two of these compact tales.


Sweet Tooth by R. M. Huffman

A short urban fantasy. Physicians often spend nights awake, up at the hospital caring for patients.

On most occasions this doctor is no different, but on Halloween, his nocturnal activities take on a different hue…blood red.

Available on: Kindle


Death Is Becoming by Jamie Leigh Hansen

This Halloween, college girl, Erin Kowalkski, battles cancer once again. But this time, she has questions and she’s dying to know the answers. What will her dreams and aspirations, all she’s learned, felt and experienced, amount to when she’s gone? What will she become?

Guided by a hot new patient and chased by a menacing wraith, Erin learns more about life and death than she’d ever imagined.

Available on: Kindle


Jessica by Laura DeLuca

Wilbur was used to going to his college formals alone. He thought the Halloween Ball would be no different. He’s amazed when a beautiful girl in a Victorian costume displays an interest in him and even more amazed to find himself alone with her on one of the campus nature trails.

What Wilbur doesn’t realize is that another woman has her eye on him too. The White Lady returns every Halloween to take revenge on the men of the campus for her brutal murder. She has chosen Wilbur as her next victim.

Available on: Kindle


Harlequin Midnight by S.E. Casey

Each Halloween, the city of Grimaldi endures a phantasmagoric children’s play. At night, the city becomes a stage where the Harlequin, that unique performer both tragic and comic, bends everyday life and twists expectations. In his terrible annual performance, the audience becomes the actors; some are changed, some are lost in the dark plot.

Available on: Kindle


The October King by Zachary T. Owen

“October is a time of horror. This is the only time the channels are right, the only time the magic really works. A time pitiful few are open to my bits of dread, my slices of terror. And above all, little one, October is the only environment I can thrive in, for I am the October King.” So spoke the King of Terror to his latest victim, who is forced to read his stories. The alternative is murder.

Available on: Kindle


Five Stories Up: Terror Beckons on Halloween Night by Zeecé Lugo

It is Halloween night, 1967 in New York City. Young Sonia and her brothers spill out into the chilled evening air, full of the joy and revelry of Halloween night. But high above on the roof of the old tenement where she lives, a pale face lurks, waiting to beckon…

Available on: Kindle


What indie books have you been reading this Halloween season? Share them with us in a comment or on social media.

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