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My Plane Crashed and I Went to Hell

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A man, after being in a plane crash, finds himself in hell. Reading time: 11 minutes. A little announcement, or maybe two. We achieved two milestones in the last week. First of all, XTales.net has been featured in the list of world’s top 80 horror blogs by Feedspot. Make sure to check out their list. https://blog.feedspot.com/horror_blogs/ And second, the previous story, ‘The Letter to My Other Self’ was published on world’s most popular horror-fiction platform creepypasta.com. Head over there to read it and vote. https://www.creepypasta.com/the-letter-to-my-other-self/ And now… My Plane Crashed and I Went to Hell D o you know about fear when you are walking down a lonely road all by yourself in the middle of the night? You are scared as hell but when you are with friends walking down the same road, it’s not that scary. Everything changes when you are not alone. So maybe it’s not the darkness you are afraid of. Maybe it’s the loneliness. I just thought of that because I was walking

The Letter to My Other Self

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A thriller short story. Reading time: 23 minutes. Also featured on world's largest horror-fiction platform creepypasta.com , click here to head over to the page and vote. The Letter to My Other Self 1. I had woken up after a very long time. It almost felt like an eternity. I opened my eyes and there it was, the night, my lost love. I was so happy, so excited to see the night that I didn't even move for a full minute after waking up. I just stayed in bed looking at the beautiful darkness and listening to the melodious silence. It was breathtaking, the moment. I was so happy that I didn't even realise that I was smiling, from ear to ear, lying in my bed, staring into the darkness. I got out of the bed and hurdled towards the kitchen to get a bottle out of the fridge. I turned on the light, opened the fridge, grabbed a bottle, shut the fridge, and there it was—a tiny piece of orange paper stuck on the door. I carelessly pulled it and looked at the words 'Buy milk

Beneath the Surface

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Arjun goes to a town to solve another mystery which allegedly involves Shapeshifters but this time he has to work on his own without any help from Mansi. Reading time: 44 minutes. Previously : The Companion - A seven years old boy finds a doppelganger of him while playing in his backyard and he does the worst he could've done, he brings him home. & The Krovosos Family - Arjun tries to solve the mystery of bloodless bodies which everyone at first thought was the work of vampires but turns out to be something else. ( Click here to see Arjun's whole chronology. ) Thanks to Mansi, a dear friend of mine. Without her help, this story wouldn't have been what it is. Make sure to check out her page on Instagram, just_another_wannabewriter . In memory of my loving mother, Suman Lata (1975-2021). Beneath the Surface 1 J oseph grabbed his glass half-filled with alcohol and walked past the kitchen counter on a silent night that spread across a small town. When he sat on the co

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