All these classic stories are in the public domain,
available in their entirety online or as free ebooks
(1-31 October 2019)
“If you don’t come to me,” a boy writes in Latin class without knowing its meaning, “I’ll come to you.” Why is the Latin teacher so terrified by it?
A School Story by M.R. James#free scary #stories@scaryforkidshttps://t.co/fzToVC7VLZ pic.twitter.com/SFWBaCMmNV
— Dr Alexandria Szeman: Award-Winning #Author 📚🖋🎃 (@Alexandria_SZ) October 21, 2019
The narrator murdered an old man with a spooky eye, then hid the body beneath the floor. Now, the body won’t stay silent. Is he going mad?
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe#free scary #stories@PoeMuseum https://t.co/Q9wB8Rm4PO pic.twitter.com/vjCBgi72Eh
— Dr Alexandria Szeman: Award-Winning #Author 📚🖋🎃 (@Alexandria_SZ) October 22, 2019
The Old Farmer has visions of villagers going into the Wood of the Dead before they die, so he walks with them to calm their fear: who goes in tonight?
Wood of the Dead by Algernon Blackwood#Free Scary #Stories@wikisource_enhttps://t.co/79sJeLTPl4
Art: Bosch Death & the Miser pic.twitter.com/IH2eAVUFjp
— Dr Alexandria Szeman: Award-Winning #Author 📚🖋🎃 (@Alexandria_SZ) October 23, 2019
Someone must be telling lies about Joseph K, because he’s been arrested, but he doesn’t know what crime he’s been accused of. What will happen to him?
The Trial by Franz Kafka#free scary #stories @gutenberg_org https://t.co/v9bUZGzVjl pic.twitter.com/1GkgMISvsK
— Dr Alexandria Szeman: Award-Winning #Author 📚🖋🎃 (@Alexandria_SZ) October 24, 2019
After an old soldier tells a couple about a monkey’s paw which grants its owner three wishes, they are determined to have it for themselves, no matter the cost.
The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs#Free Scary #Stories@scaryforkidshttps://t.co/AacRYjkxFh pic.twitter.com/VaZVLMnGJQ
— Dr Alexandria Szeman: Award-Winning #Author 📚🖋🎃 (@Alexandria_SZ) October 25, 2019
Want more free scary classics?
See my entire list of scary stories, novellas, and novels.
(Note: Some of the classics on my list may no longer be free:
some sellers charge when work in the public domain become popular.)