Free Fiction Friday

Here at the Dreadful Tales offices the holiday feeling is in the air as we gear up toward the end of the year.  This is a time for giving so, with that in mind, here is some free fiction we found while poking about the internet.  Enjoy!


Here is an excerpt from up and comer, Jonathan Janz.  Jonathan’s first novel, The Sorrows, will be arriving toward the beginning of December but he was nice enough to post an excerpt on his site.  I like the vibe of this one and will certainly be checking this out.  Head over to Jonathan’s website and judge for yourself.

One of my favorite pleasures is finding public domain stories on the internet and HP Lovecraft’s, The Shadow Over Innsmouth has to be my most read piece of free fiction.  I’ve spent hours reading the dense prose and cowering in the claustrophobic atmosphere of this classic story.  I encourage everyone to read this– either for the first time or for the hundredth time.

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About Pat Dreadful

Father of three. Impregnator of one. Pat lives in the backwoods of Pennsylvania where he splits his time between moonshining and moonlighting. He used to be the sole proprietor of a funky little site called Grade Z Horror but jumped at the chance to work with Meli and Colum. He was raised on King and Crichton but quickly found true salvation in the works of Ketchum and Laymon. When not selling plasma to afford those highly sought after Jeff Strand limited editions, Pat can be found sitting on his back porch with a pipe full of Perique and the sounds of summer coming through a beat up transistor radio. Simply put, he is a true ramblin’ boy of pleasure. The books that have shaped Pat’s warped lil’ ol’ mind have included Dweller by Jeff Strand, It by Stephen King, Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon, The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon and The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum. Pat is always on the lookout for a good coming-of-age yarn so shoot your suggestions to You can also follow his unsavory exploits over at

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