Redditor: What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences?

When enough creative people congregate to a single Reddit post, something magical happens. Case in point, in August of 2013, Reddit user meiguess asked: What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences? Thousands of users responded, many with incredibly creative and eerie stories of their own.

Here are five of my favorites:

“There was a picture in my phone of me sleeping. I live alone.”
By Guztaluz

“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.'”
Drrd777

“My daughter won’t stop crying and screaming in the middle of the night. I visit her grave and ask her to stop, but it doesn’t help.”
By Skuppy

“I can’t move, breathe, speak or hear and it’s so dark all the time. If I knew it would be this lonely, I would have been cremated instead.”
By Graboid27

“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.”
By Therealhatman

One story was so compelling that it inspired a short video clip based on the two-sentence story. The post read, 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.”

Check out the video right here:

The people at Sunny Skyz compiled a list of their favorite 20 posts. What is your favorite one, two or three-sentence short story? Do you think you could come up with something scarier? Leave your comments below.

Barry Falls Jr
Barry was the managing editor of his university newspaper before contributing as a freelance content creator for Yahoo News and Esquire. He founded Horror Theory in 2014 to analyze horror films through a sociological lens.

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