25 Surprisingly Scary Short Stories

You don’t really need to watch a two-hour high-budget horror movie, read a thick novel by a renowned writer or stroll an old cemetery at midnight to get scared. Sometimes, it can be a story as short as just one or two sentences that can creep you out. Don’t believe? Then check out these 25 scary short stories, if you are brave enough…

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They celebrated the first successful cryogenic freezing. She had no way of letting them know she was still conscious.

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In all of the time that I have lived alone in this house I swear I have closed more doors than I have opened.

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I was having a pleasant dream when what sounded like hammering woke me. After that, I could barely hear the muffled sound of dirt covering the coffin over my own screams.

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Being the first to respond to a fatal car accident is always the most traumatic thing I see as a police officer. But today, when the crushed body of the little dead child boy strapped in his car seat opened his eyes and giggled at me when I tried to peel him out of the wreckage, I immediately knew that today would be my last day on the force.

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The longer I wore it the more it grew on me. She had such pretty skin.

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There is nothing better like a laughter of a baby. Unless it is 1 A.M. and you live alone.

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I always thought my cat had a staring problem, she always seemed fixated on my face. Until one day, when I realized that she was always looking just behind me.

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A girl heard her mom yell her name from downstairs, so she got up and started to head down. As she got to the stairs, her mom pulled her into her room and said "I heard that, too."

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I never go to sleep but I keep waking up.

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My daughter won’t stop crying and screaming in the middle of the night. I visit her grave and ask her to stop, but it doesn’t help.

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Working the night shift alone tonight. There is a face in the cellar staring at the security camera.

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The doctors told the amputee he might experience a phantom limb from time to time. Nobody prepared him for the moments though, when he felt cold fingers brush across his phantom hand.

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I woke up to hear knocking on glass. At first, I though it was the window until I heard it come from the mirror again.

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She wondered why she was casting two shadows. After all, there was only a single light bulb.

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Don’t be scared of the monsters, just look for them. Look to your left, to your right, under your bed, behind your dresser, in your closet but never look up, she hates being seen.

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I can’t move, breathe, speak or hear and it’s so dark all the time. If I knew it would be this lonely, I would have been cremated instead.

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I put my hand on the wall to guide my way in the dark. Then I felt a heartbeat.

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She went upstairs to check on her sleeping toddler. The window was open and the bed was empty.

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My wife woke me up last night to tell me there was an intruder in our house. She was murdered by an intruder 2 years ago.

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She asked why I was breathing so heavily. I wasn’t.

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There was a picture in my phone of me sleeping but I live alone.

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The last thing I saw was my alarm clock flashing 1:07 before she pushed her long rotting nails through my chest, her other hand muffling my screams. I sat bolt upright, relieved it was only a dream, but as I saw my alarm clock read 1:06, I heard my closet door creak open.

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I begin tucking her into bed and she tells me, “Daddy check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for her amusement and see her, another her, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Daddy there’s somebody on my bed.”

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"I can't sleep" she whispered, crawling into bed with me. I woke up cold, clutching the dress she was buried in.

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The grinning face stared at me from the darkness beyond my bedroom window. I live on the 13th floor.

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