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Primary Genre: Horror
Emphasizing the psychological aspects of fear, these stories often delve into the mental and emotional torment of characters. The horror is often rooted in the characters' minds rather than external threats. Ex: Hannibal Lector novels
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  1. The Book of Leaves

    By ValentineDavis21, in Fiction. 09/03/2023 (Updated: 01/09/2024)

    Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Historical
    Sub-genres: Grimdark, Western, Psychological
    • demons
    • mages
    • were-creatures
    • gay
    • anal
    • friendship

    The Book of Leaves follows a small ragtag group of soldiers amidst a religious war against the Scarlet Church and the coming of the Perennial, a tragic hero who is not the savior he thinks he may be.

    • 36 Chapters
    • 96,321 Words
    • 8,338 Views
    • 8 Comments
    • Mature
    • Abandoned
  2. Wicked Games

    By CasualWanderer82, in Fiction. 06/27/2023 (Updated: 10/31/2023)

    Genres: General Fiction, Horror, Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Drama, Psychological, Psychological Thriller
    • mature adult
    • group sex
    • rape
    • violent
    • suspense
    • dark
    • abuse
    • friendship

    Benjamin and his best friend Ethan take a few days off from work and family to enjoy a short vacation in a remote house on a secluded beach town. But their lives change irreparably when a stranger knocks on their door one night.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 65,140 Words
    • 11,434 Views
    • 9 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  3. The Old Man

    By CarlHoliday, in 2023 - Leap of Faith. 10/19/2023 (Updated: 10/19/2023)

    Genres: General Fiction, Horror
    Sub-genres: Drama, Psychological
    • mature adult
    • travel
    • north america
    • no sex
    • suspense
    • serious
    • animals

    Harlon Eldrick's mother is dying of recurrent breast cancer and wants him to go tell his father. Harlon lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his father lives across the country in a small collection of buildings called Black Dog, Washington. Harlon wants to make this an adventure. He will take the train to Chicago and hitchhike from there to Black Dog. It's been over a week, since Harlon left Chicago on a trip that's been anything but an adventure. He is welcomed into a semi by Steve Lennard for what he hopes is his last ride.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,297 Words
    • 1,323 Views
    • 13 Comments
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  4. Teaching Horrible Lessons

    By W_L, in Fiction. 10/12/2023 (Updated: 10/17/2023)

    Genres: Horror
    Sub-genres: Horror - Modern, Psychological
    • teen
    • demons
    • magic
    • mind control
    • gay
    • bdsm
    • violent
    • modern

    It is Halloween night when all sorts of monsters prowl and come out from their shadows. Jules is a gay bookish 14-year-old boy, who enjoys reading and watching horror more than pretending to be a monster. He is forced to attend a Halloween party by his boyfriend, Mark. Something horrifying is about to occur.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 14,859 Words
    • 4,533 Views
    • 35 Comments
    • Mature
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  5. A June Memorial for New Orleans, Orlando and Colorado Springs

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/24/2023 (Updated: 06/26/2023)

    Genres: General Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Literary, Psychological
    • crime
    • music
    • philosophy
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    • death

    Lest we forget our dead.

    Posted on this, the fiftieth anniversary

    of the UpStairs Lounge attack,

    June 24th, 1973.

    • 3 Chapters
    • 4,315 Words
    • 969 Views
    • 20 Comments
    • Mature
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  6. Homophobia and the Zombie Menace, plus other essays 3. Essays

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 05/29/2023 (Updated: 05/29/2023)

    Genres: Non-Fiction, Horror, Romance, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Creative Non-Fic, Historical Romance, Ancient Greco-Roman, Contemporary Literary, Historical Literary, Zombie, Psychological
    • music
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love
    • politics

    Various essays, many on LGBTI2S+ subjects, but some on music, etc.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 8,596 Words
    • 531 Views
    • 3 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  7. The End of the World, NY

    By Dandy Lam, in Fiction. 04/01/2023 (Updated: 04/01/2023)

    Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, General Fiction, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Contemporary Romance, Comic Horror, Low Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Monster, Psychological, Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic
    • mature adult
    • urban
    • modern
    • ghosts
    • love
    • hate
    • non-binary
    • mental health

    When an otherwordly anomaly swallows Times Square on April 13 of 2018, New Yorkers all over the city are forced to confront a reality that is rapidly collapsing on itself. Each chapter of this multigenre anthology follows a different character at different points in time during an ongoing Apocalypse.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 4,339 Words
    • 623 Views
    • 0 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  8. Walking Through Dark Places

    By W_L, in Fiction. 11/01/2022 (Updated: 11/01/2022)

    Genres: Horror, Paranormal
    Sub-genres: Horror - Modern, Psychological, Paranormal Mystery
    • adult
    • gay
    • suburban
    • dark
    • death-defying
    • ghosts
    • halloween
    • politics

    A short story about a man denying things in his life, including the most important truth of all.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,891 Words
    • 1,454 Views
    • 3 Comments
    • Everyone
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  9. When Pain comes Back

    By Georgie DHainaut, in Fiction. 12/15/2021 (Updated: 12/15/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction, Horror
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Psychological
    • young adult
    • gay
    • north america
    • anal
    • oral
    • serious
    • 20th century
    • abuse

    We’ll return to „Syllables & Sounds”, that small book- and record store in the Main Street of a small rural town on the lake’s shore in North Vermont. Does history repeat itself, does it only seem to re-appear in small variations or are revolutions to be expected?

    It is part 2 of my trilogy "The Kingdom Boys"

    • 1 Chapters
    • 43,859 Words
    • 3,589 Views
    • 5 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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