Horror Stories

D.N. Schmidt’s horror stories. Vampires, werewolves, murder, and mayhem.

The Sound of Charlotte

A Short Horror Story At first, I would cut myself so deeply that my shirt would be soaked in my own blood. I used to cut myself all the time, until I learned to relax and let the blade guide my hand. A six inch blade, stainless steel, handle made of ivory. They’re dangerous as hell, but nothing shaves as …

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Straight razor - Illustration for horror story The Sound of Charlotte

Deathbed Tale

A Horror Story Thank you all for coming. I am glad to see you all here, even though you are undoubtedly more concerned for your inheritance than for me. I’ve been a cold-hearted bastard for a lot of years, even more than you know. I can’t imagine that you’ll ever forgive me for what I’ve done, so I only ask …

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Black and white graveyard, illustration for short horror story


A short horror story “I need to scare the hell out of them,” Rachel thought. “It’s the only way to make them stop. Hopefully they’re still young enough to believe Mom’s old delusions.” She led Zach and Erin to the bathroom and watched them brush their teeth. It was annoying to have to watch them go through their bedtime routine …

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Empty hoodie, illustration for Voiders, a creepy horror story about laundry


A Short Horror Story “Be careful! It bites! Watch out! Watch… out…” Emma covered Mrs. Rosewood in an afghan and waited for the sedatives to take effect. Mrs. Rosewood had early onset dementia and was prone to wandering the halls, especially at night. Due to recent cutbacks at Capelin Manor, the nursing home’s night shift was just Emma and a …

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Old books, illustration for short horror story Silverfish