The best new short stories
from authors around the world

Over 200 professionally edited pieces of fiction

Category: Black Humour

Cover photo Charlotte
Black Humour
Phil Cummins

Charlotte

Friday 17th It was the smell that got people’s attention. Subtle at first but intensifying over time, it ruthlessly shouldered aside the usual odors of

 
Read More »
Black Humour
Pete Pitman

Transformers

One morning, the respected author, Felix Prood, woke to find he’d changed into one of his characters. He’d invested two years of his life on his

 
Read More »
Black Humour
Giles Selig

Mankiller

Her earliest childhood memory, she said, was that of being awakened by her father in the dark of night, his voice all gravelly and redolent

 
Read More »
Black Humour
Des Truscott

Signs

‘It’s true! It’s true! It’s the Law!’ said Frank, jabbing his finger in the air towards Kenny. ‘If the trapdoor fails three times, they have

 
Read More »
Readers

Love a good story?
Free short stories of all genres

Rate & review professionally edited quality writing

Browse by genre or author

Writers

Showcase your writing and increase your readership. Get your short stories out there!

Browse stories
Send us stories

Want to become an author?

If we like your story, we'll publish it.
Recent