Index of Authors’ Tales of Terror

Index by Authors for Tales of Terror

To access a short story listed here, click on the underlined story title. Also, all are listed on the Home Page Archives by date. Nearly 200 short stories here and over 100 authors to enjoy!

Aiken, Conrad  Silent Snow, Secret Snow, August 12, 2014

Alcott, Louisa May Blood & Thunder Tales June 22, 2015

Anonymous  Horror : A True Tale (J.B. Harwood), March 25, 2014

Atherton, Gertrude   Death and the Woman, February 25, 2014 WIHM*

Balzac, Honore de   The Mysterious Mansion, December 3, 2013

Bangs, John Kendrick The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall, December 24, 2012

Bensen, E.F. The Room in the Tower, January 21, 2014

Bensen, E.F. Between the Lights, December 15, 2015

Bierce, Ambrose The Damned Thing, May 6, 2013

Bierce, Ambrose   The Realm of the Unreal, March 4, 2014

Bierce, Ambrose  One Summer Night, July 21, 2015

Bierce, Ambrose  An Inhabitant of Carcosa, August 11, 2015 (scroll down)

Blackwood, Algernon  Ancient Sorceries, February 5, 2013

Blackwood, Algernon  Wood of the Dead, September 9, 2014

Blackwood, Algernon  House of the Past, November 9, 2015

Blackwood, Algernon  The Glamour of Snow,  March 1, 2016

Blackwood, Algernon A Psychological Invasion, Case 1,  June 28, 2016

Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna The Ensouled Violin, October 8, 2013

Bloch, Robert Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper, March 12, 2013

Bloch, Robert  Enoch, June 16, 2015

Bowen, Elizabeth The Demon Lover, February 18, 2014

Bradbury, Ray  The Last Night of the World, August 23, 2016

Braddon, Mary Elizabeth Eveline’s Visitant, February 12, 2013 WIHM*

Braddon, Mary Elizabeth Shadow in the Corner, October 29, 2013

Braddon, Mary Elizabeth The Cold Embrace, October 29, 2013

Braddon, Mary Elizabeth  Good Lady Ducayne, February 9, 2015 WIHM*

Braddon, Mary Elizababeth  Chrighton Abbey, Feb. 9, 2015 (scroll down)

Brussof, Valery In the Mirror, March 19, 2013

Bulwer-Lytton, Edward The Haunters and the Haunted, April 30, 2013

Burrage, A.M. Smee,  January 12, 2015

Capote, Truman  Miriam, December 29, 2015

Carver, Raymond  The Witch, March 3, 2015 (contemporary author)

Carver, Raymond  Errand, March 3 2015 (scroll down)

Chambers, Robert   The Yellow Sign, August 11, 2015

Chambers, Robert   The King in Yellow, August 11, 2015 (scroll down)

Chekhov, Anton A Dead Body, June 4, 2013

Chekhov, Anton  The Witch, March 3, 2015

Chekhov, Anton The Black Monk, June 6, 2016

Christie, Agatha The Idol House of Astarte, Sept. 1, 2015

Churchill, Winston Sir  Man Overboard, January 6, 2015

Collins, Wilkie The Dream-Woman, April 29, 2014

Crawford, Francis Marion The Screaming Skull, May 14, 2013

Crawford, Francis Marion The Dead Smile, March 15, 2016

De Maupassant, Guy Was It a Dream? April 9, 2013

De Maupassant, Guy On the River, January 14, 2014

De Maupassant, Guy  The Horla, August 25, 2015

du Maurier, Daphne  The Birds, October 7, 2014

Derleth, August W. & Schorer, Mark The Return of Andrew Bentley, June 18, 2013

Dickens, Charles Captain Murderer, December 11, 2012

Dickens, Charles To Be Read At Dusk, April 8, 2014

Doyle, Arthur Conan The Silver Hatchet, January 8, 2013

Doyle, Arthur Conan The Leather Funnel, April 1, 2013

Doyle, Arthur Conan  John Barrington Cowles, May 22, 2013

Doyle, Arthur Conan   The Brown Hand, May 20, 2014

Doyle, Arthur Conan  Man With the Twisted Lip, Sept. 22, 2015

Doyle, Arthur Conan  Horror of the Heights, January 5, 2016

Doyle, Arthur Conan  The Adventure of the Copper Beeches, September 20, 2016

Dumas, Alexandre  Solange: Dr. Ledru’s Story of the Reign of Terror, July 23, 2013

Dunbar, Olivia Howard  The Shell of Sense, April 26, 2016

Edwards, Amelia B The Phantom Coach, January 29, 2013

Eliot, George  The Lifted Veil  February 24, 2015 WIHM*

Erckmann-Chatrian   The Invisible Eye, March 18, 2014

Evenson, Brian   Windeye (contemporary author), January 1, 2014

Fitzgerald, F. Scott  A Short Ride Home, April 21, 2015

Freeman, Mary Wilkins   The Little Maid at the Door, October 22, 2013

Freeman, Mary Wilkins The Shadow on the Wall,  October 22, 2012 (scroll down)

Freeman, Mary Wilkins  The Lost Ghost July 28, 2015

Faulkner, William  A Rose for Emily, January 20, 2015

Garcia, Cristina  Dreaming in Cuban  March 22, 2016 (contemporary author)

Gautier, Theophile  Mummy’s Foot, July 29, 2014

Gautier, Theophile  Clarimonde, July 29, 2014

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins The Yellow Wallpaper, February 19, 2013

Hand, Elizabeth  The Bacche  February 2, 2016, WIHM*

Hauff, Wilhelm The Severed Hand, November 26, 2013

Hawthorne, Julian   Absolute Evil, November 8, 2016

Hawthorne, Hildegarde   Perdita, February 11, 2014 WIHM*

Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Haunted Mind, January 15, 2013

Hawthorne, Nathaniel Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment, July 2, 2013

Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Birthmark, April 1, 2014

Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Ghost of Dr. Harris, December 9, 2014

Hawthorne, Nathaniel Wives of the Dead; Ethan Brand, October 6, 2015

Hawthorne, Nathaniel  The White Maid, November 29, 2016

Heinlein, Robert  All You Zombies, May 5, 2015

Hemingway, Ernest  The Killers, January 18, 2016

Henry, O   The Furnished Room, September 3, 2013

Hodgson, William Hope  A Voice in the Night, April 28, 2015

Hodgson, William Hope  The Whistling Room, Carnacki Ghost Finder, Oct. 11, 2016

Hoffmann, E.T.A. The Sandman, July 9, 2013

Hoffmann, E.T.A. The Deserted House, March 31, 2015

Howard, Robert E.   Skulls in the Stars (Solomon Kane), January 28, 2014

Jacobs, W.W. The Monkey’s Paw, July 30, 2013

James, Henry  The Ghostly Rental, January 13, 2015

James, Henry  Romance of Certain Old Clothes, May 27, 2014

James, Henry Sir Edmund Orme, April 16, 2013

James, M.R. The Ash Tree, January 1, 2013

James, M.R. Oh Whistle, And I’ll Come to You, My Lad, November 12, 2013

James, M.R. The Tractate Middoth, December 15, 2014

Kiernan, Caitlin  The Belated Burial, February 11, 2014 (contemporary author) WIHM*

King, Stephen Premium Harmony, October 20, 2015

Kipling, Rudyard Mark of the Beast June 10, 2014

Kuttner, Henry The Graveyard Rats, June 11, 2013

Lee, Vernon, A Wicked Voice, November 4, 2-14

LeFanu, Sheridan Carmilla, September 10, 2013

LeFanu, Sheridan  Narrative of Ghost of a Hand, March 10, 2015

LeFanu, Sheridan  Green Tea, March 10, 2015

LeGallienne, Richard The Haunted Orchard November 5, 2013

Le Guin, Ursula Island of Immortals, May 24, 2016

Leiber, Fritz  Smoke Ghost, April 14, 2015

Leiber, Fritz  Girl With the Hungrey Eyes  April 12, 2016

Leroux, Gaston Phantom of the Opera, Sept. 29, 2015

Leroux, Gaston Mystery of the Yellow Room Sept. 29, 2015

Leroux, Gaston  Secret of the Night Sept. 29, 2015

Level, Maurice  Night and Silence, August 26, 2014

Ligotti, Thomas (contemporary author) Mrs. Rinaldi’s Angel, March 11, 2014

Link, Kelly The Specialist’s Hat, October 29, 2013 (contemporary author) WIHM*

London, Jack  To Build a Fire, November 18, 2014

Lorrain, Jean  The Spectral Hand, October 21, 2014

Lovecraft, H.P.  Dreams in the Witch House, November 30 2012

Lovecraft, H.P. The Strange High House in the Mist, June 25, 2013

Lovecraft, H.P.   The Cats of Ulthar, August 20, 2013

Lovecraft, H.PPickman’s Model, August 19, 2014

Lovecraft, H.P. The Music of Erich Zann, January 7, 2014

Lovecraft, H.P. The Festival, December 2, 2014

Lovecraft, H.P.  In the Walls of Eryx, July 14, 2015

Lovecraft, H.P.  The Tree, November 17, 2015

Macy, Tim  The Brass Teapot, September 29, 2014

Marryat, Captain Frederick The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains, August 13, 2013

Matheson, Richard  Graveyard Shift  (Dark Mother), July 22, 2014

Matthews, BrandeThe Rival Ghosts, September 23, 2014

Middleton, Richard   The Ghost Ship, July 15, 2014

Mitchell, Edward Page  The Clock That Went Backward, October 16, 2016

Mosse, Kate  Mistletoe Bride  February 23, 2016 (contemporary author) WIHM*

Mountain Ghosts (Mountain Ghosts, various authors), July 7, 2015

Mulholland, Rosa  The Haunted Organist of Hurly Burly  February 17, 2015 WIHM*

Murakami, Haruki  (contemporary author) The Ice Man, August 12, 2014

O’Connor, Flannery A View of the Woods  March 29, 2016

O’Sullivan, Vincent The Business of Madame Jahn, December 10, 2013

Oates, Joyce Carol Where Are You Going, February 25, 2014 (contemporary author) WIHM*

Oates, Joyce Carol  Big Momma, June 14, 2016

Oliphant, Margaret The Secret Chamber, October 1, 2013

Onions, Oliver  The Beckoning Fair One, May 12, 2014

Penny Dreadful  Four Stories  July 1, 2014

Pliny The Younger  The Haunted House,  January 3, 2017

Poe, Edgar Allan Spirits of the Dead (poem) January 19, 2013

Poe, Edgar Allan The Oval Portrait, January 22, 2013

Poe, Edgar Allan  A Descent Into the Maelstrom, May 28, 2013

Poe, Edgar Allan  The Premature Burial, September 24, 2013

Poe, Edgar Allan  The Fall of the House of Usher, April 15, 2014

Poe, Edgar Allan  Tale of Ragged Mountains, October 28, 2014

Poe, Edgar Allan  Ligeia, October 27, 2015

Poe, Edgar Allan  Murders in the Rue Morgue,  September 6, 2016

Poe Edgar Allan  Some Words With A Mummy,  October 25, 2016

Polidori, John  The Vampyre, June 24, 2014

Prest, Thomas Preskett  Varney the Vampire, July 1, 2014 (Penny Dreadful) (scroll down)

Priestley, J.B.  The Old Dark House, September 16, 2014 (scroll down)

Reynolds, George W.M.  Mysteries of London, July 1, 2014 (Penny Dreadful) (scroll down)

Reynolds, George W.M.  Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf, July 1, 2014 (Penny Dreadful) (scroll down)

Rice, Anne  Master of Rampling Gate,  July 8, 2014 (contemporary author)

Saki (H.H. Munro) The Open Window, August 18, 2015

Sayers, Dorothy  Unsolved Puzzle of Man With No Face, July 19, 2016

Seignolle, Claude The Ghoulbird, October 20, 2012

Shelley, Mary On Ghosts, October 15, 2013 (scroll down)

Shelley, Mary The Invisible Girl, October 15, 2013

Shelley, Mary The Mortal Immortal, February 26, 2013 WIHM*

Shelley, Mary Transformation, February 4, 2014 WIHM*

Shelley, Mary  The Last Man  February 8, 2016 WINHM*

Smith, Clark Ashton The Beast of Averoigne, November 19, 2013

Snow, Jack  Midnight, August 5, 2014

Songling, Pu  Strange Stories, Chinese Supernatural Tales, June 2, 2015

Stenbock, Eric  The True Story of a Vampire, May 10, 2016

Stevenson, Robert Louis A Devil of a Christmas Murder, December 17, 2013

Stoker, Bram The Judge’s House, August 27, 2013

Stoker, Bram  Dracula’s Guest, October 14, 2014

Stoker, Bram  Night at the Shifting Bog, March 17, 2015

Stoker, Bram  Dream of the Red Hands, November 3, 2015

Sweeny Todd  String of Pearls, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, July 1, 2014 (scroll down)

Tartini, Giuseppe The Devil’s Trill (biographical) Sept. 15, 2015

Taylor, Lucy (contemporary author) Walled, February 18, 2014 (scroll down) WIHM*

Tieck, Johann Ludwig  Wake Not the Dead, April 22, 2014

Tolstoy, Alexei  Family of Vourdalak, May 19, 2015

Toudouze, George  Three Skeleton Key, July 15, 2014 (scroll down)

Twain, Mark A Ghost Story, August 6, 2013

Walpole, Hugh The Snow, December 18, 2012

Wells, H.G. The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham, April 23, 2013

Wells, H.G. The Crystal Egg, September 17, 2013

Wells, H.G. The Stolen Body May 5, 2014

Wells, H.G. The Presence by the Fire, September 16, 2014

Wells, H.G. Valley of the Spiders, January 27, 2015

Wharton, Edith Afterward, March 5, 2013

Wharton, Edith   A Journey, June 3, 2014

Wharton, Edith  Bewitched, February 3, 2015 WIHM*

Wharton, Edith  Fullness of Life, December 1, 2015

Wharton, Edith House of the Dead Hand, August 9, 2016

White, Howard Lucas  House of the Nightmare, March 11, 2013 (scroll down)

Woolf, Virginia A Haunted House, July 16, 2013

Yeats, W.B.  The Village Ghosts, May 11, 2015


*WIHM Women In Horror Month Authors

Writing Craft Books: Reviews

Author in Progress, a No-Holds-Barred Guide to What It Really Takes to Get Published

by Therese Walsh, Editor & the Writer Unboxed Community, November 2016 (book review here)


How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career

by James Scott Bell October, 2016  (book review here)


Creating Characters, The Complete Guide to Populating Your Fiction, From the Editors of Writer’s Digest, Foreword by Steven James,  September 27, 2016 (book review here)

Dialogue The Art of Verbal Action for the Page, Stage, and Screen

by Robert McKee (book review here) July 26, 2016


Dracula by Bram Stoker, Annotations by Mort Castle (Writer’s Digest Annotated Classics) (book review here) [Also The  Annotated Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Annotations by K.M. Weiland]


How to Write Like Chekhov, Advice and Inspiration, Straight From His Own Letters and Work. Edited by Piero Brunello and Lena Lencek  (book review here)


Method Writing, Jack Grapes, (book review here) March 2, 2016

Writing is Survival, Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury (book review), Feb. 11, 2016


On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (book review) January 21, 2016

Stephen King’s Rankings of his novels, January 13, 2016


NonFiction Posts:

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Ghost: The Secret, January 29, 2016

Supernatural Powers in Dreams, April 8, 2016

Why Do We Love Horror? January 5, 2016

Bad Sex In Fiction Writing, November 24, 2014

True Detective, Plagiarism or Fair Use? August 6, 2014

Quiet Horror, Still the Darling of the Horror Genre (Charles L. Grant), Sept. 13, 2013

What are Soft-Horror Novels, Quiet Horror?  September 18, 2012





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