If you’re looking for frightening tales, you might turn to a book. (I’m definitely an advocate of those!)
There are, however, plenty of short horror tales that you can read for free online.
First of all, the tales of Edgar Allan Poe are in the public domain.
The copyright surrounding H.P. Lovecraft’s work is varied (and a little confusing). Much of it, however, can be found in the public domain.
Plenty of FREE horror stories here!
I’m also publishing horror stories that you can read here—completely FREE.
The list will continue to grow, but here are some to get you started:
Giants in the Trees: Unspeakable horrors are lurking in the trees of a suburban back yard.
The Vampires of Wallachia: Three travelers discover that a Chinese restaurant in Ohio is home to the undead.
The Wasp: Leo had always been afraid of wasps….for good reason, as it turned out.
For more horror fiction, check out this page, where I regularly post story updates!