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- Macabre is a term applied to a type of artistic or literary works, characterized by a grim or ghastly atmosphere. In these works, there is an emphasis on the details and symbols of death. Macabre themes are often preoccupations in the Goth subculture. Themes are usually deliberate. The outstanding instances in English literature are John Webster, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Cyril Tourneur. In American literature notable authors include Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Stephen King.
Top 10 Most Popular stories in this genre EVER!Mary Mary (3485), The Abduction of Rachael Ross (2748), A Mother's Work Is Never Done (2701), Drip, Drop (2460), Chocolate Kisses (1547), Neighbors (1544), House Guest (1523), The Sacrifice by dreamer (1494), Into the unknown (1454), Driving (1409),
- ... wake up dead..., by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 2,449
Date added: 2013-05-19 Total reads: 124
- ... loosing the will...
- Death's Messengers, by ClaireT, Length in chars; 7,351
Date added: 2013-05-09 Total reads: 104
- Death makes a promise...
- Why Gustav's last meal was worth the wait, by EdBemand, Length in chars; 8,479
Date added: 2013-03-18 Total reads: 286
- A murderer on death row makes an unusual request for his last meal
- Life lost, by joshua10, Length in chars; 7,303
Date added: 2013-02-20 Total reads: 198
- A man suffering from senile dementia falls victim to a cruel crime.
- ... death cell blues..., by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 1,716
Date added: 2013-01-26 Total reads: 286
- ... condemnend...
- ... the dimming of the light... (part 30), by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 5,940
Date added: 2013-01-22 Total reads: 275
- ... coming to terms with being a murderer...
- ... the dimming of the light... (part 27), by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 3,204
Date added: 2013-01-15 Total reads: 356
- ... contemplation...
- ... the dimming of the light... (part 26), by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 4,606
Date added: 2013-01-13 Total reads: 238
- ... a gunshot...
- ... the dimming of the light... (part 25), by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 3,862
Date added: 2013-01-12 Total reads: 450
- ... stranger in the dark?
- ... the dimming of the light... (part 24), by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 4,088
Date added: 2013-01-10 Total reads: 301
- ... fading...
- ... the dimming of the light... (part 23), by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 6,885
Date added: 2013-01-08 Total reads: 300
- ... at a distance...
- TERROR, by uranusurhonor, Length in chars; 32,663
Date added: 2012-12-26 Total reads: 491
- Identity, by joshua10, Length in chars; 3,706
Date added: 2012-12-24 Total reads: 514
- ... the dimming of the light... (part 18), by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 6,145
Date added: 2012-12-23 Total reads: 497
- ... mutton...
- ... the dimming of the light... (part 13), by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 7,215
Date added: 2012-12-15 Total reads: 425
- ... is this the end?
- ... the dimming of the light..., by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 4,907
Date added: 2012-12-14 Total reads: 589
- ... desease...
- Stolen Virtue, by AsylumSeeker, Length in chars; 238,710
Date added: 2012-12-05 Total reads: 853
- An amateur alchemist meets a woman and changes the destiny of a dark land
- Survival, by R.J.Richards, Length in chars; 22,377
Date added: 2012-12-03 Total reads: 720
- This story's about a struggling, single mother and the sick things she did to make ends meet.
- Charlotte, by Tomaszewski, Length in chars; 6,090
Date added: 2012-11-22 Total reads: 432
- Chocolate Kisses, by AsylumSeeker, Length in chars; 26,947
Date added: 2012-11-19 Total reads: 1547
- College co-ed searches for lodgings
- Gone, by Paulconnell, Length in chars; 4,023
Date added: 2012-11-17 Total reads: 403
- Careful what you wish for.
- Nine Lives – Part One - Out of Sync , by Baycat, Length in chars; 6,018
Date added: 2012-11-16 Total reads: 323
- And suddenly the world was a garbled mess, a morass of meaningless noise.
- A scent of you, by joshua10, Length in chars; 7,109
Date added: 2012-11-15 Total reads: 612
- The Dark Photographer, by blackwoodk, Length in chars; 19,960
Date added: 2012-11-09 Total reads: 1166
- He takes your photo and your life...
- Cat Lady, by blackwoodk, Length in chars; 20,133
Date added: 2012-10-26 Total reads: 744
- Can you love animals just a little too much? (FEEDBACK IS VERY WELCOME)
- Dear Diary, by traevis1, Length in chars; 2,812
Date added: 2012-10-16 Total reads: 796
- Trust is everything to a child....
- Bobby Blood, by zad28, Length in chars; 1,556
Date added: 2012-10-03 Total reads: 409
- Dark comedy, blood, and rhymes.
- Nothing Solid, by AlexanderGreen, Length in chars; 48,015
Date added: 2012-08-23 Total reads: 436
- A day when your illusions almost shatter under the weight of the horrors of the 21st century world...
- El Torturador, by joshua10, Length in chars; 5,997
Date added: 2012-08-21 Total reads: 534
- Having carved his name on the backs of women and children in the name of freedom; his fate was now in the hands of a nurse.....
- Déja vu, by rafey, Length in chars; 9,843
Date added: 2012-07-02 Total reads: 616
- Knowing the future isn't always a good thing
- The Greatest Threat, by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 2,234
Date added: 2012-06-14 Total reads: 561
- ... can computer take over our brains?
- Wishes Come True - All's Well That Ends Well, by siddharth.vij8, Length in chars; 3,186
Date added: 2012-06-13 Total reads: 680
- It's not all always about YOUR dreams.....A short write up about submission, anger and a conservative society.
- The Thrashing Blows of Clara Roberts part 1, by sean1234, Length in chars; 3,842
Date added: 2012-05-22 Total reads: 655
- This is the story of Clara Roberts, a story of tragic and dark proportions. Clara Roberts is a girl who is treated extremely wrong by her rich classmates at her private school and in turn acts on her revenge fantasy. Then everything in her world spirals out of control. Part 1, Part 2 coming soon.
- Serial addictions, by joshua10, Length in chars; 9,295
Date added: 2012-05-08 Total reads: 825
- A serial killer tries in vain to stop himself killing again.
- Pork, by EdBemand, Length in chars; 4,855
Date added: 2012-04-25 Total reads: 610
- A woman forced to marry young looks back to her youth to find revenge
- Eyes, by zad28, Length in chars; 1,607
Date added: 2012-04-15 Total reads: 583
- Getting what you want does not always make you happy.
- The Baby Piglet, by zad28, Length in chars; 1,230
Date added: 2012-04-09 Total reads: 689
- You can't even trust the cutest of creatures.
- The Murder of Stephanie Hartford, by GloriaDcolumnist, Length in chars; 36,124
Date added: 2012-03-13 Total reads: 512
- A woman bullied by an acquaintance finds her tormentor's weak spot and harasses her back. Was it murder, suicide, or a bit of both?
- Married to a killer., by joshua10, Length in chars; 4,589
Date added: 2012-03-04 Total reads: 735
- She knew her Husband's secret;but would it be too late?
- ... Woody's end..., by huntereagle, Length in chars; 8,260
Date added: 2012-03-01 Total reads: 411
- ...Leveret Smith says farewell to Woody...
- The List..., by huntereagle, Length in chars; 34,094
Date added: 2012-02-23 Total reads: 429
- ... old soldier wiith only three months to live...
- FIRE TRUCK SUICIDE, by XavierJets, Length in chars; 2,346
Date added: 2012-02-22 Total reads: 504
- Suicidal thoughts erupt as a fire truck approaches in the distance
- Twilight..., by huntereagle, Length in chars; 7,275
Date added: 2012-02-20 Total reads: 512
- Evening walk that went wrong...
- Richard Cory, by lag8491, Length in chars; 11,465
Date added: 2012-01-28 Total reads: 598
- Richard was suicidal, but then he was offered an unusual deal.
- Sin, by jackkholt, Length in chars; 1,156
Date added: 2011-12-04 Total reads: 693
- A piece of Flash Fiction. A story in 101 words.
- The End of the World, by OJLS, Length in chars; 3,249
Date added: 2011-10-10 Total reads: 987
- Normally I do sci-fi/action/fantasy, that kinda stuff, but I just wanna try this out, and this short story I've had going for a while. If you want me to expand on it, then cool.
- Henry versus the Devil, by joshua10, Length in chars; 10,365
Date added: 2011-09-30 Total reads: 672
- The devil arrives to torment Henry.
- THE REAPER , by actung, Length in chars; 7,761
Date added: 2011-09-15 Total reads: 1097
- Black Sea, by walterf, Length in chars; 6,553
Date added: 2011-09-09 Total reads: 818
- A tale of two lovers and the dark, black sea
- Prayers For Rain, by Ljiraq, Length in chars; 8,541
Date added: 2011-09-08 Total reads: 792
- Based on Jack the Ripper
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