Some authors, like say, Stephen King, use a whole lot of words to scare the pants off their readers.
To be fair, sometimes Stephen King writes short stories that are just as scary, but no matter how brief those tales turn out to be, they’re all shorter than two sentences.
Which is what makes these 11 spine-tingling stories all the more special, if you ask me – read through and see whether or not you agree!
11. I want to read more.
The funeral attendees never came out of the catacombs.
Something locked the crypt door from the inside.
10. Alone in the dark.
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.
9. It’s happening again…
My wife woke me up last night to tell me there was an intruder in our house.
She was murdered by an intruder 2 years ago.
8. That second sentence catches your breath.
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.
7. Everyone’s scared of being buried alive.
I was having a pleasant dream when what sounded like hammering woke me.
After that, I could barely hear the muffled sound of dirt covering the coffin over my own screams.
6. Scary enough.
Internet still not working.
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.”
4. Like…how far back?
I kiss my wife and daughter goodnight before I go to sleep.
When I wake up, I’m in a padded room and the nurses tell me it was just a dream.
3. Every parent’s nightmare. One of them, anyway.
She went upstairs to check on her sleeping toddler.
The window was open and the bed was empty.
2. Never dangle your feet off!
You’re laying in bed and with your feet dangling out of the covers.
You feel a hand grab your feet.
1. Very well done.
“I can’t sleep” she whispered, crawling into bed with me.
I woke up cold, clutching the dress she was buried in.
Eep! I shouldn’t have read through these in the dark.
Did any of these really make your stomach drop? Tell us which in the comments!