21 Two-Sentence Horror Stories That Will Keep You In The Halloween Spirit All Year Round

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

Short. Effective. And completely horrifying. The Two-Sentence Horror Story subreddit is the perfect place to get in the spooky mood in a short amount of time.

Vote up your favorite two-sentence scary stories.

  • 1
    1,874 VOTES

    'Nice Try'

    From Redditor u/juicylips336:

    I frantically ran to Walmart's customer service to pick up my son who got lost in the store.

    "Nice try, sir, his father already picked him up."

    1,874 votes
  • 2
    1,947 VOTES

    Home From The War

    From Redditor u/KangarooDense:

    When I came home from war, my mother opened the door to me and said, "It's good to see both of you again."

    Confused, I reminded her that my brother didn't survive, but then I heard his voice saying, "You can see him, too?"

    1,947 votes
  • 3
    1,949 VOTES


    From Redditor u/From_Strange_Seeds:

    I framed the first letter I got as a police officer, from a woman thanking me after I'd supported her through her daughter's suicide.

    I passed it in my hallway every day for nearly eight years before realising the handwriting was the same as on the girl's suicide note.

    1,949 votes
  • 4
    1,599 VOTES

    Dark Matters

    From Redditor u/SoButtons:

    Ever since I lost my hearing, I constantly turn on lights so that I am never in darkness.

    The dark doesn't scare me, but whatever keeps turning them off behind me does.

    1,599 votes
  • 5
    1,460 VOTES

    Mother May Eye

    From Redditor u/EarthMarsUranus:

    It's been almost a decade since I last saw my mother.

    And she still reminds me every day that if I misbehave again, she'll take my hearing, too.

    1,460 votes
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    1,462 VOTES

    Spitting Image

    From Redditor u/Mrrobot2303:

    As I slit her throat, I looked in her unblinking eyes and realised too late that she wanted to live.

    I knew it to be true because mirrors don't lie.

    1,462 votes