Fall has officially arrived, and with it our excitement for Halloween! In honour of the spooktacular holiday, the Tellwell team pulled together our top spine-chilling, hair-raising reads for October! 🎃
From horror books with demons and plagues to psychological thrillers with a thirst for revenge, we think you’ll love these eerie excerpts below. 👻
The Plague by Ryan L. Canning
She turned and ran. There was no end in sight. The bodies, the tents, the smell, they went on for miles.– Ryan L. Canning, The Plague
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Lit by Mark Anthony
The apartment filled with sounds from another world. Screaming, shouting, music with an unearthly twisted tune played out of the walls. A chorus of suffering, a background of nightmares and fears. It was angry, insulted and outraged.– Mark Anthony, Lit
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Deathless by Evan S Sullivan
“There are enemies approaching the gate,” a voice said through the dark. “Devilish things.”– Evan S. Sullivan, Deathless
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Poppy Seeds on a Grave: A Collection of Short Stories by Mirko Markovic
Every ounce of blood in this man’s body drained from his skin and he froze in time, a statue paralyzed by the shock of what he had just seen.– Mirko Markovic, Poppy Seeds on a Grave: A Collection of Short Stories
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The Book of Nodd: The Dreamwalker by B.S. Thompson
Suddenly he heard a snap and an electric bolt of pain shot down his arm, but the cottage did not stop rocking, and it would not be much longer before it collapsed on him completely.– B.S. Thompson, The Book of Nodd: The Dreamwalker
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Chains by M Todd
Before him, strewn about throughout the cavern from ceiling to floor, placed within the bluish rocks, were hundreds, or thousands, of human bodies. Men and women, their faces contorted in masks of horror and pain, frozen like macabre cadavers in a monster’s freezer.– M. Todd, Chains
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The Hallowmas Train by Gloria Pearson-Valley
The timeriders hesitated only briefly before entering the darkness. Shrieks and moans echoed eerily from the blackness that stretched before them.– Gloria Pearson-Vasey, The Hallowmas Train
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Take Her by Tara White
Without thinking, I knew what I had to do. I tugged my sister out from behind me and moved her around me until we had switched places, me behind her with my hands on her shoulders. “Take her,” I said, and gave her shoulders a little shove forward.– Tara White, Take Her
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Vindictive by Ryan Lawrence
Squinting, he focused with laser-like intensity to see what he could of the corpse below. He marvelled at the kaleidoscope of colours and textures the mangled body had created all over the urban canvas.Ryan Lawrence, Vindictive
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Emergence by Ellie Beals
But Just Watching had become kind of a habit, and habits are hard to break.– Ellie Beals, Emergence
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Unhallowed by James D. Thorn
He choked as blood filled his airway. It spurted from his mouth as he exhaled, trying to get a breath. There was so much blood.– James D. Thorn, Unhallowed
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Finding Out by Ava Coughlin
Was my mom a criminal? Did she know something or do something that helped ruin this man’s life? Did Mathis know? Was it even true? There was too much to think about all at once.– Ava Coughlin, Finding Out
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Have a spooktacular Halloween! 🎃 🕸 👻
From all of us at Tellwell!