Spooky Stories

This spooky season, enjoy the comfort of home after trick-or-treating by treating yourself to some candy, sitting on a couch, and listening to some of the spookiest short stories out there, read by our very own Amador Valley Journalism staff!









The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

Narrated by Ritika Gupta

Music Credit: “Absent Space”, “Vertical Circles”, and “Deep Sky” by El Wud on the Free Music Archive (CC BY-NC 4.0)

An unnamed narrator tries to convince the reader of his sanity while simultaneously describing a murder he committed.


A Cold Greeting by Ambrose Bierce

Narrated by Audrey Combs

Music Credit: “Bruwynn” by The Mind Orchestra on the Free Music Archive (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Benson Foley of San Francisco runs into his best friend Conway, who only nods to him and keeps on walking. Disconcerted by this behavior, Foley interrupts his friend the next time they meet and asks him for a reason to this behavior. Conway says that since this was how their friend Barting had treated him, then he must have upset Barting and in proxy, Foley as well. Foley says this is not the case. Then what is…?

The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs

Narrated by Renna Popli

Music Credit: “Creepy Hallow” by Alexander Nakarada on FreePD

Three wishes are granted to the owner of the Monkey’s Paw, but an enormous price must also be paid for interfering with fate itself.


Part 2

Disaster has struck, the enormous price is paid. Or is it..?

Finish the story with part 2.