Our second “Eerie Fall”-themed story is here, served up as a slice of horror by author Nicola Kapron! And don’t forget, our eerie fall stories were inspired by our “Eerie Animals” enamel pin Kickstarter campaign – which is running for another two weeks, so don’t miss your chance to order your own awesome, gorgeous pin! (And don’t skip this fabulous story, either!)
Title: Campfire Stories
Author: Nicola Kapron
Genre: Modern with Magic, Horror
Relationship: found family
Trigger Warnings: body horror, cannibalism, violence (graphic descriptions of)
Character Features: bipoc, creature, masquerading as human, murderer, serial killer, trans
Tags: alcohol use (casual), past tense, pov third person limited
When Hydrangea reached the campsite, the fire was roaring. Five logs had been dragged into a tight circle around it, and Oleander was already seated and waiting. Pale hair, pale skin, and pale clothes made a ghost of him in the dark. Sparks played in the reflection off his perfectly white teeth.
Hydra shook his head and quickened his pace. He vaulted over the back of his log and landed on top with a thump, tucking his hands into the pockets of a hoodie three sizes too big. “Really? I broke like nine traffic laws getting here. How do you keep beating me?”
Length: 16 pages/5,490 words
Price: $1.99 US
And, check out the other eerie fall story, “Widow’s Black” by Nina Waters, for more spooky, dark fall feels.
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