20 Two-Sentence Tales Of Terror For Busy People Who Need Speedy Scares

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

Short. Effective. And completely horrifying.

Reddit's Two-Sentence Horror Story subreddit is the perfect place to get in the spooky mood in a short period of time. Vote up your favorite two-sentence scary stories.

  • 1
    669 VOTES

    Rude Awakenings

    From Redditor u/IggyStop2021:

    I awoke from the coma to see my family smiling all around me.

    I’m sure whoever thoughtfully taped those photographs to the casket lid never thought I’d actually see them.

  • 2
    685 VOTES

    Familiar Ring 

    From Redditor u/_Kimmiee_:

    “911, what’s your emergency?” I asked, and listened to the quiet sobs of a little kid on the end of the line.

    “I think my daddy wants to kill me,” the girl said and cried, making me freeze on the spot as I recognized my daughter’s voice.

  • 3
    614 VOTES

    House Guests

    From Redditor u/Dark_mystogan:

    My daughter has a mental disorder, giving her the urge to count the [number] of people in our house every hour, as well as list off [their] names out loud.

    I didn't think it would be an inconvenience until she walked up to me and asked for the names of the people sleeping in the basement.

  • 4
    594 VOTES


    From Redditor u/KatTheKonqueror:

    My sister, who I'd only recently started talking to again, invited me over to introduce me to her new boyfriend.

    I froze as I watched the man who's been stalking me walk into her apartment and lock the door behind him.

  • 5
    497 VOTES

    Cat Lady

    From Redditor u/a_leprechaun:

    The kind old lady poured me another cup of tea while she continued to thank me for finding her lost cat.

    But as the paralysis set in and darkness crowded my vision, the last thing I saw was the old lady open the door for the cat to continue the hunt.

  • 6
    509 VOTES

    Deep Down

    From Redditor u/bobreveal:

    As I looked up, the shades of blue filled me with a sense of serenity and peace.

    The blue slowly started fading to black as I was dragged further down towards the ocean floor.