Formerly Black Heart Edits and Trench Coat Press

Tell-Tale Press

Genre Fiction for Readers... Editing and Publishing for Writers

The Tell-Tale Press Library... COMING DECEMBER 20

Our library provides readers with FREE online short stories and microfictions from the fantasy, horror, mystery, and science fiction genres. We want to tantalize your senses with work from all over the world. We hope to satisfy your tastes for selective fiction in non-mainstream genres, and perhaps you will discover new authors to follow as well.


Click below on each library genre title to go to that library. If you need help navigating the libraries, click the Library Guide button.


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Thank you for your support, and happy reading!

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.

~ Lloyd Alexander

Fantasy doesn't just bring to mind fairy tale  creatures and beautiful maidens. Sometimes we are given a chance to discover ourselves within a world that tickles our imagination.

A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality.

~ Alfred Hitchcock

Here we have not just scary stories, but stories that speak to your soul and the terrors that keep us awake at night. We want you to enjoy being scared and come back for more!

The mystery story is two stories in one: the story of what happened and the story of what appeared to happen. ~ Mary Roberts Reinhart

It seems that there will never be a lack of fascination for mystery and crime stories. Our library contains both, and we hope you find that it's not always about whodunnit but also about the adventure in finding out why.

Science Fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again.

~ Ray Bradbury

Where else can we better explore humanity and all its trappings than in how we view the future? May these stories keep you thinking and enhance your view of who we are.