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Standings for category: Horror Short Stories

1. 'The Corridor', Robert Scott, Hello Horror, [link] [comments]
2. Baby's Breath, Sydney Leigh, Great Old Ones, [link] [comments]
3. Zero, Matthew Fryer, Plasma Frequency, [link]
4. Red Handed, Tina Wayland, Every Day Fiction, [link] [comments]
5. Bound by Blood, Margo Bond Collins, Bathory Gate Press, [link]
6. Chooser of the Unslain, Cynthia Booth and Roy C. Booth, Harren Press, [link] [comments]
7. Where It All Started, K. Trap Jones, Burial Day Books, [link]
8. Sasha Brook, Shebat Legion, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Press, [link] [comments]
9. The Infected, Taylor Grant, Cemetery Dance [comments]

9. 10:30, Mark Tompkins, Undead Literature, [link] [comments]
10. Taking the Piss, Jasper Bark, Crystal Lake Publishing, [link]
10. The Screamin' Siren, Roy C. Booth and Axel Kohagen, Chupa Cabra House, [link] [comments]
11. Metamorphosis, Not Metaphors, B.E. Scully, Great Old Ones Publishing, [link]
12. Little Beauty, Matthew (Alan) Hughes, Angelic Knight Press, [link]
12. The Vessel, Sam Stone, The Dark Rites of Cthulhu, April Moon, [link] [comments]
13. Out of Darkness Comes Life, Michael Fisher, J. Ellington Ashton, [link]
13. Killers and Demons II: They Return, A. F. Stewart, Amazon Digital Services, [link]
14. 6 Ways Dead, TL Decay, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
14. Blood for Oil, Shad Kelly, Create Space, [link]
14. Pubienne Teur de Chevau, Essel Pratt, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
15. Clarice, Martin Chandler, Every Day Fiction, [link]
15. Love Like Blood, Amanda M. Lyons, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
15. The Occurrence of the Faux Count, Teel James Glenn, Pro Se Productions, [link]
16. All That Remains, Amanda M. Lyons, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
16. Jane the Hippie Vampire: Hair, Leigh M. Lane, Cerebral Bookd, [link]
16. Theodore, William Holden, Amazing Digital, [link]
16. A New Social Order, Eli Wilde, Horrified Press, [link] [comments]
16. Four and Twenty, Stephen D. Rogers, Once Upon an Apocalypes (Chaosium), [link]
16. My Porcelain Monster, Eric Dean, Charon Coin Press, [link]
16. The End , Gary McMahon, Newcon Press, [link] [comments]
16. black bible of JUAREZ, Steven Shrewsbury, seventh Star Press, [link]
17. And She Will Rise Again, Eric J. Guignard, Firbolg Publishing, [link]
17. The Only Game in Town, Desmond Warzel, The Drabblecast, [link]
17. The Useless Shovel, Douglas Campbell, Every Day Fiction, [link]
17. The Darkness in Clara, Alan Baxter, SQ Mag, [link]
17. Baby Breath, Sidney Leigh, Great Old Ones
17. Angel Manor, Chantal Noordeloos , Horrific Tales Publishing, [link] [comments]
17. Rod's Little Blue Wagon, Andrea Allison, Flashes in the Dark, [link]
17. Hunting Monsters Is My Business, John M. Whalen, Flying W Press, [link]
17. The Darkness Internal, Voluted Tales, Mark Turner, [link] [comments]

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