15 Two-Sentence Horror Stories That Will Give You Nightmares

Posted by Hayley on October 29, 2015

Hungry for bite-sized tales of terror? Come right in! We're serving up 15 blood-curling two-sentence horror stories, all taken from your submissions on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog. And there's an especially gruesome treat: Stephen King's own submission. (Because did you really think Stephen King, author of some of the scariest books in human history, could participate in something like this and not make our top 15?)


1. "The faces that stare back at me from the kitchen window don't scare me. It's the blood on their clothes that have me worried." (Michele Holguin Barchuk)

2. "I heard heavy snoring so I turned to nudge my partner, remembering in time that he died last year." (Tracy Shephard)

3. "When she got the text saying, "You die tonight," she replied asking, "Who is this?" She heard a message alert outside her bedroom door." (Kathryn West)

4. "I have a body of a supermodel. It's in the fridge." (Petina)

5."I had a dream I was stabbed to death in my bed at 2:45am, and the clock was the last thing I saw before the knife. I awoke screaming, and glanced at the clock to see it was 2:44am—and the bedroom door was opening." (James Holmes)

6."When the long winter came, Mom promised us we'd never go hungry. We never asked where she got so much meat." (Nyssa 23)

7."My mum said God always listens to little children. If I collect enough of their tongues, maybe he'll listen to me as well." (Ibrahim)

8."He stood in front of me, menacing red eyes gleaming in the dark of the night. He lifted my book above his head and TORE IT APART." (Storm Arashi)

9."As I washed my face, a voice cautioned, "Watch your back." Startled, I looked up into the mirror to see my reflection pointing behind me." (Karin Pike)

10."I love the sound of her voice. Too bad it's muffled by six feet of earth." (Christopher Provost)

11."A disembodied voice echoed out of the darkness, raspy and low. 'Student loans.'" (Alisia Strautins)

12."She had a roast on the table despite the empty shelves at all the markets. They could always have other children. " (Brendan)

13."I woke up with a picture of myself sleeping on my phone. I live alone." (Lisa Kuik)

14. "Five years after Timmy's sister drowned, he found her standing in his closet. Her eyes were full of water." (Stephen King)

15."There's no more coffee or chocolate. Oh, your Kindle broke, too." (Malina Bennett Vasquez)


If you missed out on spooking us silly earlier this week, have no fear! Get inspired by our favorite two-sentence horror stories and then submit your own in the comments. And be sure to keep up with the rest of our Horror Week festivities here.

(Top image credit: Book cover for Ashfall by Mike Mullin)

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message 1: by Phil (new)

Phil Slattery Nice 15. These are completely different from the other fifteen floating around in the Internet ether, but they still have that distinct taste of horror.


message 2: by Jürgen (new)

Jürgen Pfeiffer I'm afraid. Its hungry.


message 3: by Angela (new)

Angela Mom didn't usually work so late, but Dad had dinner on the table when we got home. After a fully satisfying meat stew, he met our eyes with a smile and said, "Now she's a part of all of us."
(Angela, KY)


message 4: by Sabrina (new)

Sabrina Angela wrote: "Mom didn't usually work so late, but Dad had dinner on the table when we got home. After a fully satisfying meat stew, he met our eyes with a smile and said, "Now she's a part of all of us."
(Angel..."


That's bone-chilling!


TheObsessiveCupcake Is the photo at the top from the cover of Ashfall? I think so...


message 6: by Rosaline (new)

Rosaline (Rosaline's Rolls & Scrolls) Loved them all! Especially number 4.


message 7: by Karen (new)

Karen No.15 is the scariest of the lot. That *is* my nightmare scenario!


Ertica*~She'sABookBirdy~*Castley To me, 9 is the scariest. I always afraid looking at the mirror.


☯ DαякєηRнαℓ  ❛ ᶜʳᵒᵘᶜʰᶤᶰᵍ ʰᵘᵐᵃᶰ ; ʰᶤᵈᵈᵉᶰ ᵗᶤᵗᵃᶰ ❜  TheObsessiveCupcake wrote: "Is the photo at the top from the cover of Ashfall? I think so..."

I checked and it is.


message 10: by Jamie (The Kansan Reader) (last edited Oct 29, 2015 07:24AM) (new)

Jamie (The Kansan Reader) Number 8 and 15 are horrible. That is the worst nightmare anyone can think of.


message 11: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca There was no features on its face, but a smiling slit where its mouth should have been. It showed me its rows of sharp bloody teeth as it took me up in its long skinny arms, and dragged me through the bathroom mirror.


message 12: by Denisse (new)

Denisse "I have a body of a supermodel. It's in the fridge." GOOD ONE! XD


message 13: by Maya (new)

Maya For me it's 11 that has me freaking out "A disembodied voice echoed out of the darkness, raspy and low. 'Student loans.'" (I'm shivering)


message 14: by Amber (new)

Amber Saling Number 8 got me. Just horrible..


message 15: by Nerita (new)

Nerita 11. I can relate to that :D


message 16: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Arden He kissed me and let go, readied the oars for the long pull back to shore. I tried to scream but my mouth was full of water.


message 17: by Nerita (new)

Nerita Only one man was living on the entire planet Earth. He was at home having a cup of tea when suddenly, he hear someone knocking on his door...


message 18: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante #HorrorWeek
When the priest had said "'Til death do you part...", she never pictured this. Still, Eugene had promised to love and protect her; and while he never did the former, his skins had made such a lovely tent and kept that end of the bargain for him, sheltering her from the weather.


message 19: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante And congrats to my RL buddy, Brendan!!


message 20: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 29, 2015 08:08AM) (new)

My favourite of the lot is 5. I Like 3 and 9 too!


message 21: by Dr Rashmit (new)

Dr Rashmit Mishra Number 5 ... YEP that did it for me :S


message 22: by Carla (new)

Carla 5 and 9!!


message 23: by Mary (new)

Mary Lou Sabrina wrote: "Angela wrote: "Mom didn't usually work so late, but Dad had dinner on the table when we got home. After a fully satisfying meat stew, he met our eyes with a smile and said, "Now she's a part of all..."

I would have replied "Unfortunately, not for long."


message 24: by Adom (new)

Adom Sample Number 7 was pure genius


message 25: by Andreas (new)

Andreas Laurencius Number 14 isn't that scary, unless ... the eyes that were full of water were actually his own.

Mr. King is one of my favorite authors. Truly brilliant, Mr. King :).


message 26: by Zaz (new)

Zaz I read some of them on Facebook. Great idea and there are some talented (2 sentences) writers!


message 27: by Mariasha (last edited Oct 29, 2015 10:10AM) (new)

Mariasha "I thought you were scared," I teased her then she opened her mouth, and I realized there was something down here, and it already had her. I was never able to leave.

#HorrorWeek


message 28: by Lourdes (new)

Lourdes So much horror in just a couple of lines! Amazing. Especially no. 3, 4 and 9. THOSE CREEPED ME OUT.


message 29: by Lulu (new)

Lulu Ali #4 though
Lol


message 30: by Jennie (new)

Jennie N°7 really gave me the chills. 9 y 12 are great too.

But 15 it's too much :S


message 31: by D.G. (new)

D.G. TheObsessiveCupcake wrote: "Is the photo at the top from the cover of Ashfall? I think so..."

I noticed that too!


message 32: by Sherry (new)

Sherry Calvert The tombstone above the empty grave read Rest In Peace. I dug this grave and I knew it was empty; I also knew they would never found the pieces of what was left of this unfortunate soul, I know that well.


message 33: by Lisa (new)

Lisa As far as #8 goes, I would have screamed just as loudly if the dude had written in the book - in pen! Gasp!


message 34: by James (new)

James Field Katherine wrote: "He kissed me and let go, readied the oars for the long pull back to shore. I tried to scream but my mouth was full of water."

Excellent!


message 35: by Cody (new)

Cody Scott I forgot who said this one:

The last man on earth sat alone in a room.
Then there was a knock on the door


message 36: by Sonia (new)

Sonia Bang, bang, bang, went the knock on the door that startled the six occupants of the International Space Station.


message 37: by Dimitry (new)

Dimitry Torchillo creepy


message 38: by Jeanny (last edited Oct 29, 2015 02:21PM) (new)

Jeanny The scariest is #5 but #3 kinda freaks me out. lol #horrorweek

2. "I heard heavy snoring so I turned to nudge my partner, remembering in time that he died last year." (Tracy Shephard)

5."There's no more coffee or chocolate. Oh, your Kindle broke, too." (Malina Bennett Vasquez)


message 39: by Rossana (new)

Rossana Peña Rivera 9."As I washed my face, a voice cautioned, "Watch your back." Startled, I looked up into the mirror to see my reflection pointing behind me." (Karin Pike) BOO

15."There's no more coffee or chocolate. Oh, your Kindle broke, too." (Malina Bennett Vasquez)
OHH NOOO!!


message 40: by Emma Ruth (new)

Emma Ruth Number 8 is definitely my worst nightmare.


message 41: by Michele (new)

Michele 7 And 9!


message 42: by Julia (new)

Julia Maybe wasn't my best idea to read those IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT! xD


message 43: by Kelly Brigid ♡ (new)

Kelly Brigid ♡ 11."A disembodied voice echoed out of the darkness, raspy and low. 'Student loans.'" (Alisia Strautins)

Hand down the scariest...


message 44: by Ken-88 (new)

Ken-88 the babysitting ones always freaks me out:
hey trace it and they tell her, "The calls are coming from inside the house."

even creepier
Babysitter, "but I was wondering if I could move this clown that you have in the rocking chair, it’s starting to scare the kids and I."
The Mother: What Clown?


message 45: by M. (new)

M. Anderson I had a dream that I was lying in my bed exhausted. Trouble was, I just couldn't fall asleep.


message 46: by Eyehavenofilter (new)

Eyehavenofilter #6 is veeerrryyy creepy!


message 47: by Brent (new)

Brent Half of me wants to ask her out the other half wonders what her head would look like on a stick.


message 48: by Cian (new)

Cian Morey The baby was always crying. So Jim shut it up.


message 49: by Cian (last edited Oct 29, 2015 05:48PM) (new)

Cian Morey He was stuffed after the three-course meal. They put him in a glass cabinet.


message 50: by J (new)

J TheObsessiveCupcake wrote: "Is the photo at the top from the cover of Ashfall? I think so..."

Agree


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