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10 awesome scary stories told in only two sentences

by Richard Hall Modified: October 3, 2013 at 9:05 am •  Published: October 3, 2013

It’s October, everyone, and that means people across the nation are gearing up for Halloween festivities. Houses will be decorated, costumes will be bought and candy will be devoured without prejudice.

So, to get us in the spooky mood, here are 10 awesome scary stories told in only two sentences (or less, in some cases). These, and many more, can be read over at reddit.

Also, I encourage you to flex your creative muscle and share your best two-sentence horror story in the comments below!

10. No thanks

I wake up and everything feels wrong; it’s too quiet outside. I look out the window and see everyone standing still, looking at my house. — golfmade


9. We all have experienced this

Dude. Where did the spider go? — im_swedish


8. The shivers!

The doctors told the amputee he might experience a phantom limb from time to time. Nobody prepared him for the moments though, when he felt cold fingers brush across his phantom hand. — gagege


7. The hand that rocks the cradle…

I love listening to my wife’s sweet lullabies over the baby monitor. Until I see my wife pull into the driveway. — homogenous_homophone


6. Yeah… Not sleeping tonight, nope.

Don’t be scared of the monsters, just look for them. Look to your left, to your right, under your bed, behind your dresser, in your closet but never look up, she hates being seen. — AnarchistWaffles


5. Who can you trust?

You hear your mom calling you into the kitchen. As you are heading down the stairs you hear a whisper from the closet saying “Don’t go down there honey, I heard it too.” — comparetivelysane


4. Ah heck nah

You get home, tired after a long day’s work and ready for a relaxing night alone. You reach for the light switch, but another hand is already there. — madamimadamimadam


3. Ack!

There was a picture in my phone of me sleeping. I live alone. — guztaluz


2. Three’s a crowd

She asked why I was breathing so heavily. I wasn’t. — calamitosity


1. Parents beware

I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, “Daddy check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Daddy there’s somebody on my bed.” — JustAnotherMuffledVo

by Richard Hall
Digital Media Specialist
Richard Hall is an award-winning newsroom developer, editor and blogger for NewsOK. He was born in Austin, Texas, spent his childhood in southern California and has lived in Norman since 1999. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.
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