23 People Share Super-Creepy 2-Sentence Horror Stories

Many scary stories don't need a lot of unnecessary words. In a few short sentences, a tale can reveal just enough details to stick in your mind. The microfiction here, written by Redditors, does a lot with a little - bite-sized bits of horror to soak in the back of your brain long after the final period.

It turns out that the things that go bump in the night can be explained in two phrases in terrifying fashion by the denizens of the internet. You might want to leave all the lights on after reading a short story or two. 

  • Laughing In The Basement

    From a former Redditor:

    "I think I just heard someone laughing in your basement."

    "This house doesn't have a basement."

  • Mr. Rabbit Came Back

    From a former Redditor:

    They found the child sitting calmly atop the fencepost, dried blood on her coveralls, smoke blowing up behind her. "Mr. Rabbit came back," she said, "and he took them all away."

  • They Sang To The Boy

    From Redditor /u/utterdamnnonsense:

    They sang loudly to the little boy, so he wouldn't hear his mother's screams. "Jesus loves you," they sang.

  • On The Space Station

    From Redditor /u/Mistel:

    The entire space station was dead silent. I looked outside and two yellow eyes peered back at me.

  • Making Cookies With The Kids

    From Redditor /u/NoneTheKaiser:

    I got home and my wife told me she had just finished making cookies with the kids. But the kids were nowhere to be found.

  • She Said 'I Do'

    From a former Redditor:

    "I do," she said, and kissed her new husband's cold, waxy lips. She told him he'd be hers, one day.