and 19 other two-sentence horror stories that will send shivers down your spine.
Wow, I didn't expect to be shivering from this... but I am.
Some are especially creepy because I could so imagine them being real!
It's hard to pick favourites, but in the category 'could be real' I'd pick these five:
8. "I awoke to the sound of the baby monitor crackling with a voice comforting my firstborn child. As I adjusted to a new position, my arm brushed against my wife, sleeping next to me."
6. "She asked why I was breathing so heavily. I wasn't."
16. "She went upstairs to check on her sleeping toddler. The window was open and the bed was empty."
20. "There was a picture in my phone of me sleeping. I live alone."
3. "Growing up with cats and dogs, I got used to the sounds of scratching at my door while I slept. Now that I live alone, it is much more unsettling."
As for unrealistic ones:
13. 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."
1. I woke up to hear knocking on glass. At first, I thought it was the window, until I heard it come from the mirror again.
5. A girl heard her mom yell her name from downstairs, so she got up and started to head down. As she got to the stairs, her mom pulled her into her room and said: "I heard that too."
Number 12, the one I used as title for this post, is particularly unsettling and sad too, but more because I pictured a man dreaming about his deceased wife, and waking up clutching just any of her clothes (instead of the one she was buried in). It's quite easy/sad to picture that one...
You have probably heard of or read the six word novel attributed to Ernest Hemingway: For sale: baby shoes, never worn .
It's also called flash fiction. Well, here are some examples of the art applied to the horror fiction genre.
I assure you, you will find at least some of these slightly disturbing.
Here's an example:
There's nothing like the laughter of a baby. Unless it's 1AM and you're home alone.
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