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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Do you love FREE short stories and audios? Reading Fiction Blog focuses on mysteries, crime, thrillers, ghost stories and more. FREE shorts every month.

For October ...
Carnacki the Ghost Finder
“Then I heard it, an extraordinary hooning whistle, monstrous and inhuman, coming from far away through corridors to my right.”

If you are looking for a good ghost story for this season's reading for Halloween, The Whistling Room by William Hope Hodgson is classic..

Stop by Reading Fiction Blog for a free read and free audio too.

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Dave Taylor Thanks for this Paula, I shall add the link to my ever increasing online library of good places to visit.

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Thank you, Dave.

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Edgar Allan Poe's "Some Words With a Mummy"
Halloween isn't really a holiday without reading an Edgar Allan Poe story. Here's one that's not as famous as the others: "Some Words With a Mummy." At Reading Fiction Blog:

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Hawthorne Style: "Absolute Evil" a FREE short story.

Do you know Julian Hawthorne? Son of Nathaniel Hawthorne? He wrote fiction and was especially good at mysteries.

Absolute Evil is full of suspense, a short story that is well written and oh so spooky.

Stop by Reading Fiction Blog for a free read.

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Looking for a spooky short story? Two women are standing over a corpse. The young dead man is the lover of both the women who are unmarried and aging. This is a story of an abandoned mansion and the mystical. And a secret.

FREE 30-minute read and audio:

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments CHRISTMAS GHOST STORY

Need a Christmas story that has that classic old world flavor but a story you haven't read yet? Who doesn't like a ghost story at Christmastime?

Charlotte Riddell has "A Strange Christmas Game" that takes place in an old English castle in the dark woods.

Audio too!

Stop by:

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Dark mystery fans, this is for you. "The Truth is a Black Cave in a Mountain." FREE short story by one of the most famous modern authors in this genre of dark mystery or dark fantasy, Neil Gaiman. At Tales of Terror Blog.

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Mark (mark-s) Thank you for the link.
Will most definitely check it out

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments BACKWOODS MURDER

This is bizarre Southern literature by an awe-inspiring writer, a master of form, Flannery O’Connor. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find."

Free 30-minute read and audio.

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments February 21, is the anniversary birth date of the legendary and visionary writer Anaïs Nin.

This week I am celebrating this author on my blog with one of her short stories, The Houseboat, a mysterious story about the inner voyage of a woman living alone on the Seine in France. Psychological and deep, this free short fiction is a 30- minute read, with audio, plus interview with the author by Studs Terkel, and a podcast about her famous published diaries.

Stop by to experience an unusual story by a talented writer.
The Houseboat by Anais Nin:

Reading Fiction Blog

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Don't believe in ghosts? Let the imagination of H.G. Wells bring you into The Red Room. FREE short story, 20-minute read and audio.

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Agatha Christie Obscure Murder Mystery: "Philomel Cottage"

A romantic twisty tale, set in a cheerful English village of gardens and gossip. Murder plans and the dark psychological powers of dreaming prevail with an unpredictable ending. Christie's compelling narrative suspense, as always, does not disappoint.

FREE 30-minute read at Reading Fiction Blog. Audio too and vintage film classic.

Enjoy from Reading Fiction Blog. Two free short stories every month by the master authors of mystery and crime.

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Let's make January ghost story reading month! Are you an M.R. James fan? He's the best for quiet horror and "Rats, A Thin Ghost" is one of his best if you like literary horror.

Stop by Reading Fiction Blog to read the 20-minute short story, listen to the audio, or watch the 20-minute film.

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe, this iconic mystery writer today on January 19, the anniversary of his birth date. (Edgar Allan Poe, born January 19, 1809, died October 7, 1849)

One of his best and most memorable short stories is The Black Cat. You can read the story, listen to the audio, and watch the 18-minute film (a good one!) at Reading Fiction Blog: Black Cat Zodiac.

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Mary Shelley’s ghost is ever-present. And we are breathing life back into her ghost in 2018.
At ReadingFictionBlog, you'll find a celebration of her works, free short stories, and the free film Frankenstein, 2004 adaptation with William Hurt. 2018 is the bicentennial of Frankenstein!

Did you know Feb. 1st is the anniversary of her death?

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments The Messenger is a short story woven with thick suspense and told vintage style by one of the greatest horror and fantasy novelists, Robert Chambers. Read it FREE at Reading Fiction Blog. Audio too!

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Married to a Murderer

Crime Meets Love. Here is a crime story with romance, are you curious? Try this FREE short story Married to a Murderer by Alan Russell, one of top 25 crime stories of 1997. Publisher’s Weekly calls Allan Russell “One of the best writers in the mystery field today.

At Reading Fiction Blog

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Stephen Willis (stephenjwillis) | 63 comments Ooh thanks for these links. I will certainly check them out!

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments May is Short Story Month, Come Read a Ghost Story by Famous Storyteller. "Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange" is a 15-minute ghost story by one of the best storytellers in literature: Arthur Conan Doyle. Stop by Reading Fiction Blog ... lots of free short fiction by famous authors!

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments What are you reading for National Short Story Month? I've got a good one for you!
Dreaming Darkly with Charles L. Grant for Short Story Month. If you've not read Charles L. Grant yet, give him a try with his short fiction "When All the Children Call My Name." This is an intriguing story with mysterious murders and disappearances in a small town park. Grant is the star author of 'quiet horror' with Bram Stoker awards, World Fantasy and Nebula awards. He's written some 200 short stories and over 50 novels/novellas!

Reading Fiction Blog (blog has over 200 FREE short stories by over 100 famous authors):

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments Are you am Ambrose Bierce fan? Civil War fan? This short story is one of Bierce's best works of fiction. The imagery, the symbolism, and the look inside a man's mind in the minutes before he is executed on Owl Creek Bridge is impressive. Audio and film available too, all FREE at Reading Fiction Blog.

"The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments The Sussex Vampire by Arthur Conan Doyle

“It was evening of a dull, foggy November day when, having left our bags at the Chequers, Lamberley, we drove through the Sussex clay of a long winding lane and finally reached the isolated and ancient farmhouse …”

The Sussex Vampire. You won't want to miss this exciting adventure with Sherlock Holmes. FREE short story, AUDIO too at Reading Fiction Blog.

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments If you are looking for a black cat story for this Halloween season, or just because you love cat stories, or supernatural fiction, THE PRICE by famous author Neil Gaiman will please your tastes. Free read, and animatic read by Gaiman, at READING FICTION BLOG.

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Paula Cappa | 63 comments How about an old-fashioned ghost story? Something deep, something intense by a Pulitzer Prize winning author? The Lady's Maid's Bell by Edith Wharton. A spooky story at Brympton Place estate. Free read and audio too at Reading Fiction Blog.

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