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.