20 Small But Effective Two-Sentence Horror Stories That Offer Terrifying Tales In No Time At All

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Vote up the bite-sized scares that give you the creeps.

Enjoy a good scary story but don't have the time? These bite-sized stories are perfect for speedy scares. Featuring everything from things that go bump in the night to unique ghost stories, these two-sentence horror stories are perfect for any horror aficionado who loves the genre, but just lacks the time of day.

Vote up the best small, scary stories.

  • 1
    373 VOTES

    Old Friends

    From Redditor u/KangarooDense:

    A police officer came to my house one day, showed me photos of missing children, and asked if I recognized them.

    Later when he took my dad away, I understood why they looked exactly like my "imaginary" friends.

  • 2
    341 VOTES

    Former Owners

    From Redditor u/Darkmoonpriestess39:

    I hate seeing the hanging girl in my closet.

    I wish that my parents hadn’t given me my sister’s old room.

  • 3
    344 VOTES

    Family Reunion

    From Redditor u/RScommitted:

    I hadn't seen my parents in at least seven years, so I figured it was time for a reunion.

    I clutched tightly to the picture of their obituary and pulled the trigger.

  • 4
    355 VOTES


    From Redditor u/onyx1378:

    I confessed to my wife about what really happened to those missing school girls.

    After I told her, she said, “Who do you think was making sure their bodies weren’t found?”

  • 5
    310 VOTES


    From Redditor u/Spugnacious:

    The black wave appeared in the distance, growing larger with each minute and swallowing up cars, trees, and even houses as it approached.

    My voice cracked as I muttered, "That is a LOT of spiders."

  • 6
    281 VOTES

    Walk This Way

    From Redditor u/KangarooDense:

    I can feel my heart pounding as I follow my daughter's footprints into the woods.

    The further the footprints are from her wheelchair, the longer the digits...