17 Two-Sentence Horror Stories That Offer Tiny Tales Of Terror For People In A Hurry

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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 Stories 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
    1,374 VOTES

    Mixed Messages

    From Redditor u/thisappcausesmepain:


    Nothing but static over the comms for 12 days, then it returned: “False alarm, voyagers, you are cleared to return home.”

  • 2
    1,336 VOTES

    Love Connection

    From Redditor u/lurker1125:

    My blind date texted that he'd finally arrived and was sorry for being 15 minutes late to pick me up.

    But we'd already been driving for 10.

  • 3
    1,119 VOTES

    Familiar Stranger

    From Redditor u/KangarooDense

    Out of sheer boredom, I turned on the radio in my kidnapper's basement, only to hear that he had been arrested the day before.

    I thought they were still searching for me, but then I heard my own voice saying how much I was glad to finally be found.

  • 4
    1,014 VOTES

    Hitching A Ride

    From Redditor u/RageshAntony:

    After the tour bus accident, we boarded another bus which arrived and [was] waiting there.

    When I asked the driver why my friends weren't getting on the bus, he replied: “Because they survived the accident.”

  • 5
    964 VOTES

    Brother's Keeper

    From Redditor u/TimidSuitor:

    At the dinner table, my brother always spat on my plate when Mum [wasn't] looking and said that he'd punch me if I told on him.

    Many years later, at Mum's funeral, he said it was the only way to slip the antidote in.

  • 6
    816 VOTES


    From Redditor u/HonoraryB*****d:

    Tearing up, my mother opens her arms for a hug as she whispers, “Sweetie, it has been way too long! Come here!”

    Horrified, I start covering her grave faster.