Pulp Horror Novelettes

Pulp Horror Novelettes
Pulp Speculative and Horror Novelettes by Steven Farkas

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Sun in the Sky

The Sun was large in the sky and getting larger every day. We knew it would become a red giant someday, but never really worried about it. Now, we can't breathe as we watch the planet burn. Soon the Earth will be enveloped by the Sun and us with it.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Zombie Family

They woke up dead, and now different from the rest of the world. They were a family of zombies, a dad, mom, and three children. How would they keep their secret hidden from the "normals"?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Blood So Good

It tastes too good to stop. Cutting her open and draining the blood for my dinner. She's almost empty, I will need another. Maybe a young child next time, they taste very sweet. No I'm not a vampire, just a regular guy with different tastes then most.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The ghost of Smithville Inn and Brothel

Standing on the green at Smithville, I can feel the ghost near. She is naked and beckons me to be a new customer at the old Smithville Inn and brothel. I went with her, and all I can say is sex with the dead is fabulous.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Zombie Washington

When the war was going badly, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson decided to kill Washington. But what they did was save the war as Washington returned as a zombie. The Brits never had a chance.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


"Ouch!" she said. Something had poked her ass. When she stood up there was a bloody syringe. She feared what had been injected into her. Suddenly she couldn't breathe. She felt her body change, soon she ripped her clothes off and ran naked through the woods and howeled at the moon.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Zombie in the Field

The scarecrow was moving. Bill was sure of it. He walked over to it carefully, hoping he was wrong. As he stood under it, the scarecrow grabbed him and ate his brain! The zombie on the stand was full and happy.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Zombie Wife

I woke to find her dead laying next to me in bed. Then she sat up, gave me a strange look and tried to eat my brains. I was left with no choice. I ran to the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and cut my wife's head off.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


The vapors were strong. She couldn’t tell what it was from. She searched the house for the origin of the odor. She found nothing. That night the odor returned, at the foot of her bed a large dark specter stood. With one touch, it killed her, then moved on.

Friday, May 7, 2010

You can Hide the Evidence, But you can't hide!

He burned the barn down to hide the evidence of what he had done. The fire department said nothing about a dead body in the remains of the barn. He thought he was clear. That night someone came into his room. It was her, the girl her had killed.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fear House

The house rattled, doors slammed. The family fought to save their life and home. The longer they stayed, the angrier it became. The family left, and the house became quiet once more.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Blood Marriage

I killed her, drained her blood, and stored it in the freezer. Being anemic, I never know when I may need a transfusion. Her body I fed to the animals and burned the bones. Then I looked for a new wife, one who was AB negative.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Death Comes

The rolling hills looked beautiful. The mist moved across them slowly. Behind the mist was death and disease. Breathing led to death. The world was getting rid of the ticks, getting rid of us, protecting itself from the threat of death brought on by the disease of humans.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Flames of a Family divided.

The flames surrounded the house. The family inside couldn’t get out. The demon laughed as he watched them burn alive. Another family destroyed by the flames of division, which always leads to the arrival of the demon.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Zombie Children

The children turned first. An army of zombie children ran amuck through the world eating their parents first and then spreading out to the extended family. Soon the zombie children were all that was left. Then they ate each other until no one was left at all.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Worm Food

“Ouch!” He shouted as the bee stung him. He swelled up and suffocated. As he reached the light and felt excited that he was going to heaven, the light went out and so did he. Worm food, he was nothing more now, but worm food.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Burning for God

He set himself on fire because he believed God had asked him to do it. His delusions were such that he believed he talked and walked with this God image. In the end he simply burned to death, nothing more, nothing less.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dead End Road

The street came to a dead end suddenly. He got out of the car. He had driven here before and knew it was not a dead end road. In no time they were on him. They were human but they looked like rabid animals, tearing at him until nothing remained.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Fat Governor

The Governor was fat beyond belief. He was a nasty man who hated everyone. He worked hard to throw the whole state out of work. Hatred filled the citizens of the state, they wanted revenge. One brisk morning the governor was dispatched from his job, he was found dead with a pie stuffed in his mouth.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Sinner

They called him a sinner. But he didn’t care, he would show them what a sinner was. . The church was small and pale in color. He waited just inside the door. When the pastor entered, he killed him dead. Then hung him on the cross behind the pulpit.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Scouting in The Woods

The woods were creepy. The scouts pitched their tents. Noises came from every direction. Then movement in the bushes terrified the scouts who now cowered together. Then it came at them, a large animal, or maybe a man, it looked like both. The scouts ran for their lives.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Presence

The terror started with a strange sound at the door. When she opened it, there was nothing in the hallway. Suddenly the lights went off in the house. She felt it touch her. She screamed. The doors slammed open. The house made sure she left and never came back.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Zombies in the Barn

The zombies moved fast. I was surprised, every movie made them seem slow. I ran for my life, literally. When tried to hide in the barn, something happened, something I hadn’t even thought about. The animals were zombies, I never stood a chance.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Zombie Palin

As she spoke with her broken English accent to the crowd, Sarah Palin's skin started to crack and fall off. It was clear now that she was a zombie as the slutty make-up disappeared. She quickly launched into the crowd and ate everyone in order to keep her secret safe.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Unknown Thing

He sensed the movement in the dark. He couldn’t make out the shape. It moved quickly across the yard. Before he knew it, it was on top of him. He fought for his life as the creature buried its teeth in him. He lost his fight with the unknown thing.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vampire Pope

Benedict opened his coffin. The Cardinals were waiting. Each ready to let the Pope drink their blood. Benedict went from one Cardinal to the other filling is veins with their blood. “Now I am ready to convert the faithful,” he croaked.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Zombie Protesters

The Tea Party rally started. They shouted the “N” word at the top of their lungs. As the day went on everyone started acting strange. By nightfall the zombie transformation was complete. The entire Tea Party Movement were nothing but evil zombies. The government burned them all, good riddance!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Zombies Rock the Toilet

He was sitting on the toilet in the port-o-potty when it began to shake. “Knock it off!” he shouted, but it kept on shaking. He got up, pulled up his pants, and left the potty in a rage. When he got outside he was attacked by the zombies.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Frankenfinger (An homage to my wife)

She stuck her hand into the blender. The blender suddenly turned on, ripping her finger off. The finger ran across the floor. She screamed and I searched for the finger. I battled the finger until I subdued it. We went to the hospital where it leapt down the nurse’s throat.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Married to a Vampire

The man said to his wife, “I’m hungry.” So she lower her turtleneck sweater and he drank a pint or two of her blood. “Thanks, I needed that,” he said, smiling. “No problem, let’s go shopping,” she said.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Zombie Fun

The zombies threw the woman around like a ball. Each one would take a bit out of her then toss her to another zombie. It was like watching them play volleyball, except of course for the fact they ate her.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


The beast flew over the cornfields of Nebraska looking for food. Then it spied the little girl playing in her backyard. It swooped an grabbed her. When it finished, all they found were her bones picked clean.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


The boy walked down the street playing in the gutter water. Behind him was a tall man with a large knife. In minutes the gutter water’s color changed from dirty brown to bright red. They found his head the next morning, blocking the gutter.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Zombies? There's No Such Thing!

He turned the corner and witnessed the chaos. People were running down the street screaming. Behind them were a cadre of what looked like the walking dead. Can’t be, he thought. There’s no such thing. Then a woman ran up to him and took a bite out of his throat.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Man in a Mask.

She ran screaming down the road while he chased her with a large knife in his hand. She was covered in blood from the slashes he had given her in the house. His mask covered face gave no hint to his hostility. He caught up to her, and finished her.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Butcher

The butcher carved the bodies of his neighbors and sold the meat to the rest of the town. People disappeared and no one knew who the killer was. The funny thing is the murdered were right in front of them on their dinner plate.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wicked Warlock

He was disheveled and ugly. He limped through town. When people saw him they ran from his glare. He would spit and curse them. “Death to ya!” Everyone hoped it was not them he was cursing. Those he cursed would die within days. The old warlock always had his way.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Jersey Devil

The mother screamed as the child came out of her. She cursed it, “damned child, may it be a devil.” It was her thirteenth and her husband had abandoned her. When the child was born it began to change form into a horned demon and flew up the chimney.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Toast To The Death Of His Family

The grinding of bones could be heard throughout the house. He worked to remove all evidence that he had killed his family. The bathroom was covered in blood as he carried the body parts from the house. He buried them in different places in the woods. Then he drank Champaign.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

End Times

The world was polluted. The oil ran out. The world went dark as energy was used up. People hunted people, mass killing as the strong killed off the weak. There were only a few left as the asteroid finished off the human race. Cockroaches took over as the dominant species.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Undertaker's Nightmare

The body came in late in the evening. The undertaker began the embalming process right away. He didn’t notice the body moving until it opened its eyes. The undertaker jumped back. The body sat up, ripping out the tubes. Naked it walked out of the room and down the road.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Demon Lunch

The demon flew through the air and landed on the roof of a small church. It salivated thinking about the souls it could eat. It flew down the bell tower and into the sanctuary. As the parishioners ran for safety it filled its belly on their souls.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Zombie Jesus

They nailed him to the cross. He died there. They buried him in a tomb, the rabbi was dead. On that Sunday he came back, and stalked the land, the zombie rabbi thirsting for brains. Zombie Jesus was looking for the Romans, and he would get his victims! Happy Zombie Jesus Day.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


They sat together in the kitchen. He smiled at his friend, but seethed inside. He had already killed his wife for her betrayal. As his friend drank, he laughed. Moments later his friend was writhing on the floor in pain. The cyanide worked fast. Now, he must bury them both.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Death Comes to Town

Death walked into town. He looked around, he could see the glow of death surrounding everyone in town. The time was getting near, he could hear the water starting to come over the dam. Within the hour he would do his job and take the souls away.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Zombie in the Mirror

My daughter looked at me funny. She asked if I was feeling all right. I did have a headache. She looked scared, as though she had seen a monster. I went to the mirror in the bathroom. What I saw was horrible. I was becoming one of the undead.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Brakedown on a Desolate Road

Her car ground to a halt. She was alone on a desolate road with a dead car. The mist and silence was eerie. No cell signal. The terror grew as noises came from the woods. The car rocked. She screamed. The windshield shattered, a hand grabbed her, crushing her skull.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Man and Wolf

Its howl was terrifying. Its eyes yellow and piercing. Its fangs long and blood covered. I was afraid to move, frozen in its path. It moved back and forth on its hind legs like a man, but clearly a wolf. I ran, it chased, blood spattered, then all was dark.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Demon Rollerderby Girls

They rolled around the track at high speeds. Dressed promiscuously, these women show their fangs and flayed skin. When the bout is over, the will eat the spectators and swallow their souls. Mm, good. No one ever knew what hit them.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Darkness

It comes and surrounds me like a bat spreading it's wings. The dark has a life of it's own. It creeps along and I feel cold icy hands. Then these hands wrap around mt throat. I can't breathe. Gasp, gasp, gasp, death

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Smiling Murder

Blood dripped down his arm and pooled on the ground. The last stab came swiftly across his neck. He fell to the ground in a heap. I watch him gasp for air, it makes me smile.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Strange events

Strange events keep happening in the small town of Kippen. Children disappear and come back as zombies. The pastor declares Satan as his God. The parents all walk around in mini skirts and shorts. That's the scariest part. Nothing is stranger than the fact the Earth is in the sky.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Killer in Sexy Pink Heels

Her pink heels were sexy. She used them to entice, but even more, she used them to kill. Luring men to her home, she removed all clothing but those shoes. When the deed was done, as they rested, she came down hard on their throats with those sinful pink heels.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Feeding Time

The light came on. He was tied to a chair. Nicks and cuts were up and down his arm. The rats came in slowly. First a nibble here and a nibble there, then a full scale eating frenzy. Eyeballs, tongue, lips, nothing was spared. He screamed then, just succumbed.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cannibal Hunting

She struck him with a hammer square on the head. He slouched over the steering wheel. The others grabbed his body and placed it in ice. That night they hung it in the walk-in freezer among the others. “He’s a big one, hope he stays good until Christmas,” she laughed.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Die Laughing

He started laughing. He couldn’t seem to stop. There really wasn’t a good reason, he just felt everything was funny. Soon he was laughing so hard he couldn’t breathe. On and on he went, no oxygen, no breath, just laughing. At least he died with a smile.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Acid Rain

The rain fell, it burned as it landed on me. It began to eat holes in people’s clothes, and then it ate holes in people’s skin. A man was hit by a drop that went straight through his skull and brain. Everyone ran for safety. Few made it.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


The cat kept watching me. No matter where I went it followed. I found it disconcerting after a while. The cat had never done this before. As I drifted off to sleep I noticed the cat watching from the foot of the bed. It attacked, I screamed, the blood ran.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Her dream seemed so real. The man attacked again, and again. She awoke covered in sweat thanking God it was just a dream. She got up and started to get dressed for work. When she looked in the bathroom mirror, she was shocked, her face was cut to pieces.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dirty Dishes

He noticed the sink full of dirty dishes. He yelled to his wife to clean them. “You do it!” she shouted at him. Furious he began to clean the dishes not noticing the ax before it split the back of his head. “That’ll teach you to be nice,” she said.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Funhouse

Inside the funhouse I was lost. Halls were circling around and confusing. Finally I found a large open room. A strange looking man in goggles and a minor’s outfit waved me over. Thinking it was animatronics I approached him. Then came the fangs and a pickax. Out came my intestines.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fun with my Chainsaw

I love my chainsaw. I can cut so many things with it; trees, wood, cars, but my favorite fun act with my chainsaw is butchering people. I wait for them to come by a dark alley, then I crank up my saw and away I go, yahoo! Blood, guts, fun!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Killer Clowns

The circus started out as a fun time. Then came the clowns. At first a group of happy painted comedians. In minutes everything changed. The clowns went crazy, attacking the audience with knives and clawed fingers. Their eyes turned red and fangs appeared. Killing, maiming, eating until all were gone.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dancing with her Skeleton

His wife had died years ago. But he couldn’t give up his love for her. Being a funeral director he knew how to preserve her. Over the years she had degraded however, and now when he dances with his wife, he dances with her skeleton.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Machete Time

I was watching one of the Friday the 13th movies. Alone in the dark the hair was raised on my skin. As Jason tore through bodies I had the feeling I was being watched. I turned to see a man in a mask. I didn’t see the machete until …..

Friday, March 12, 2010

Feeling Death

I saw it out of the corner of my eye. It glided as though floating above the ground. The room became cold. Where was it? I didn’t know. What was it? I couldn’t say. Then I felt it breath on me. Suddenly searing pain ran through me. Then darkness.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Zombie Porn Star

Lights, camera, action! He moved into position for the scene. He took her from behind as directed. She was acting odd, and then he noticed a growing wound on her ass. In seconds she threw him off her and wheeled around drooling blood and tattered flesh. She ate him, literally.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Children's Menu

Children are the most violent when starving. When the apocalypse came the children changed. They turned on the parents. First Dad, who was nice and plump, the fat made him tender and juicy. Then Mom, less meat but good as well. Adults disappeared and the children ruled, fat and happy.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tasteful Split

An ax splits a man's head. His eyes roll white as blood runs in streams from his nose. His tongue sticks out of his mouth as he drops to his knees and folds over onto the floor. Calmly, I wrench the ax free and lick the blood from it. Tasty.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Flame of Love

She couldn't wait for him to leave his house. He had cheated on her and she knew about it. Revenge was in her mind and soul. The door opened, out he stepped. She pulled the trigger and the flames flew out of the blow torch, igniting him on fire.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Dog Bite

His leg hurt from the dog bite. That night he had a hard time sleeping. He felt hot and his muscles ached. Suddenly he began to howl, bolted upright, and ran screaming from the house. The hair grew, the snout protruded, and the claws scratched. "Damn dog!" he growled.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Meat Sack

He had an open sore on his arm. He felt compelled to dig at it and peel his skin away. Within minutes he had removed all the skin from his arm. Then sores showed on every part of his body. Soon he removed his entire meat sack, revealing just meat.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Vampire Suicide

She felt the blood run from her eyes. For five thousand years she had roamed the Earth. It had become difficult to find new blood untainted by disease. Feeling tired, she fell upon a chair leg. As she died, she smiled, feeling pain for the first time in millennia.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Bathtub full of blood. Body parts placed in bags at the curb. That morning the truck takes them away. I breath a sigh of relief. At last, I'm rid of him. Tonight I'll sleep well. But, first I need to clean the tub, then maybe a shower.

What's it about

Welcome to my short horror blog. This blog will post a daily story by me written in less than 50 words. If you don't know who I am, my name is Steven Farkas and I'm a pulp writer (mostly horror). I write pulp novelettes about zombies, killers, and some non-horror genres. This blog will be horror only. Come back every day and see the newest story. If you like it, check out my facebook site, author home page, and maybe buy a book, or two!!