Everyone has a monster inside




"I love to read, and write, short stories. While by nature they can't be as complex as a novel, they offer other opportunities to explore the craft of writing. They can hit hard and fast, build slowly, and really focus on a key character or event. There are no subplots to distract the reader. You can move time fast or slow. It's no surprise many great movies have come from short stories. If you talk to writers, frequently you'll find that it's a short story that sticks in their mind the longest. 

I began my career writing short stories, and it still remains an important piece of what I do. Like with my novels, I've written stories in all genres, from straight horror to high fantasy and science fiction.

Below is a list of my published short stories to date, and where the originally appeared (magazine, anthology, ezine). Some are no longer in print; others you can find on my Amazon page or by purchasing back issues or copies of the original publication. If there's one you simply can't find, contact me ( and I'll do my best to help you locate it. If I can. No promises!

And if you're in the mood to read something right now, check out my Free Reads page, where you'll find a free story, my gift to you for visiting my website." – JG Faherty


"Feral" (upcoming), Cemetery Dance
"Who Says You Can't Go Home" (upcoming), Welcome Home, anthology from Lycan Press
"A Timeless Tragedy" (2023), Shakespeare Unleashed, anthology from Monstrous Books
"Beautiful Monsters" (2022), Classic Monsters Unleashed, anthology from Crystal Lake Publishing
"Origin of the Species" (2022), The Horror Zine's Book of Werewolf Stories, anthology from Hellbound Books Publishing
"Death and Life in a Small Town" (2022), Picnic in the Graveyard, anthology from Cemetery Gates Media
"Welcome Back My Friend" (2022), Campire Macabre vol. 2, anthology from Cemetery Gates Media
"The Gods of War" (2021), SNAFU: Holy War, anthology from Cohesion Press
"Freedom for All" (2021), Under Twin Suns, anthology from Hippocampus Press
Feed the Plow" (2019), Nameless Magazine"The Cemetery Man" (2019), The Pulp Horror Book of Phobias, anthology from Lycan Press
"How Does Your Garden Grow" (2018), Death's Garden, anthology from Lycan Press
"Zero Hour" (2018), C.H.U.D. Lives!, anthology from Crystal Lake Publishing
"Armageddon 2020" (2018), Christmas Lites VIII, charity anthology
"Eldritch Moon" (2017), Ares Magazine
"Destination Unknown" (2017), CEA Greatest Anthology Ever Written, anthology from Celenic Earth Publications
"Devils in the Dark" (2017), Hidden Animals: A Collection of Cryptid Fiction, anthology from Dragon's Roost Press
"Sacrifice" (2017), Christmas Lites VII, charity anthology
"Heroes Are Made" (2017), Halfway to Anywhere, anthology from Mirror Matter Press
"Where Have You Gone, David Mullins" (2017), Great Jones Street
"The H-Train" (2017), Horror Library 6; anthology from Cutting Block Books
"Peeping Tom" (2017), Worlds of Science Fiction/Horror/Fantasy Vol. 2
"Holly Jolly Christmas" (2016), Christmas Lites VI, charity anthology
"No Place Like Home" (2016), The Beauty of Death; anthology from Independent Legions Publishing
"Grave Secrets" (2016), Tales from the Lake vol. 4; anthology from Crystal Lake Publishing
"The Lazarus Effect" (2016), Cemetery Dance Magazine
"A Christmas Tail" (2015), Christmas Lites V, charity anthology 
"Things Forgotten" (2015) ''Real Dark'', anthology from ''Blackwyrm Publishing''
"Foxhole" (2015) Death's Realm, anthology from Grey Matter Press
"Martial Law" (2014) Equilibrium Overturned, anthology from Grey Matter Press
"Homo Suicidus" (2014), A Darke Phantastique; anthology from Cycatrix Press
"The Wee Folk" (2013), Midnight Echo 9
"He Knows if You've Been Bad" (2013), Christmas Lites III, charity anthology
"Lonely is the Mothman" (2013), Dark Moon Digest YA Issue 1
"Them Ol' Negro Blues" (2013), Shadow Masters: An Anthology from the Horror Zine
"Anything for Love" (2013), The Uninvited Magazine
"Countdown" (2013), High Stakes
"Wishmaster 2000" (2013), Christmas Lites II, charity anthology
"The Great Zombie Invasion of 1979" (2012), Blood Lite III
"Sumpahump" (2012), Slices of Flesh
"Wishmaster 2000" (2012), Christmas Lites II
"Anything for Love" (2012), The Uninvited Magazine
"Jennifer's Body" (2012), Horror on the Installment Plan
"Lights of Las Vegas" (2012), My First Threesome
"True Love Never Die"s (2012), Horror on the Installment Plan
"Uninvited" (2011), 90 Minutes to Live
"Blood Will Tell" (2011), The Beast Within 2
"Ladies of the Lake" (2011), Legends of the Mountain State IV
"Tunnel of Love" (2011), Carnival of Fear – special limited edition
"Bitter Apples" (2011), White Cat Magazine
"Show & Tell" (2011), Fender Stitch Magazine
"Trick or Treat" (2011), Fender Stitch Magazine
"When Agatha Met Frank: Or, Meet the Parents" (2011), Butcher Knives & Body Parts
"All Dead" (2010), Horror Library Vol. IV
"High Mileage" (2010),
"Girls Night Out" (2010), Fang Bangers
"The Funhouse" (2009), Harvest Hill Anthology
"The Yule Cat" (2009), Appalachian Winter Hauntings
"Trapped" (2009), Legends of the Mountain State 3
"The Jesus Orchid" (2008), Shroud Magazine
"Experimental Subject" (2008), Bits of the Dead
"The Lesson" (2008), Wrong World
"Hybrids" (2008), Wrong World
"The Toll" (2008), Wrong World
"Bones" (2008), Cemetery Dance
"Windows to the Soul" (2008), Bound for Evil
"Family First" (2008), Dark Territories
"Guests in the Attic" (2007), MagusZine
"Rough Justice" (2007), Raw Meat
"Home on the Range" (2007), Loving the Undead
"Graduation" (2007), All Possible Worlds
"Interruptions" (2007), Withersin Magazine
"R-Factor (2006), From the Asylum
"The Key to Her Heart" (2006),
"Slutty Dead Girl" (2006),
"Out of the Garden" (2006),
"The Midway" (2006), Tales From the Moonlit Path
"Bones" (2005), Doses of Death: A Macabre Collection of Small-Town Horror
"A Dog's Life" (2005), Animal Magnetism
"The Funhouse" (2005), Wicked Karnival
"Dreams of Darkness" (2005), Silent Whispers Monthly
"The Phantom Milkman" (2005), Haunted Encounters: Departed Family & Friends
"The Only Good Spider" (2005),
"Jacob" (2005), Whispering Spirits
"Crisis of Faith" (2005),


"The Parasite" (upcoming), HWA Poetry Showcase vol. IV

"When the Carnival Comes to Town" (Sept. 2013), The Horror Zine

"Against My Will" (Sept. 2013), The Horror Zine

"The Doctor" (Sept. 2013), The Horror Zine

"The Mushroom Garden" (2010), Death in Common: Poems From Unlikely Victims

"Blood Red, Corpse White" (2010), Death in Common: Poems From Unlikely Victims

"The Dentist" (2006), Wicked Karnival

"Natural Selection" (2005),


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