Pulp Horror Novelettes

Pulp Horror Novelettes
Pulp Speculative and Horror Novelettes by Steven Farkas

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.