Paul's favourite two-line horror stories

  • 16/03/2016
Paul Henry (Paul Henry)
Paul Henry (Paul Henry)

Reddit users submitted their best two-line horror stories, these are the most popular ones:

1.       “Growing up with cats and dogs, I got used to the sounds of scratching at my door while I slept. Now that I live alone, it is much more unsettling.”

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

3.       “‘I can’t sleep’ she whispered, crawling into bed with me. I woke up cold, clutching the dress she was buried in.”

4.       “After so many years living alone in this large house I came to a startling revelation. In this time I had closed far more doors than I had opened.”

5.       “There was a picture in my phone of me sleeping. I live alone.”

6.       “I couldn’t tell if the noise was a cry of sorrow or cackle of laughter. Then I realized I was the one making the noise.”

7.       “You’re laying in bed and with your feet dangling out of the covers. You feel a hand grab your feet.”

8.       “Sleep did not come to me easily that night in the cabin in the woods, for the portraits on the wall only portrayed the deformed, the decrepit and the damned…. When I had woke I found no portraits, only windows.”

9.       “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.”

10.   “After working a hard day I came home to see my girlfriend cradling our child. I didn’t know which was more frightening, seeing my dead girlfriend and stillborn child, or knowing that someone broke into my apartment to place them there.”

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

12.   “‘You see, fear is knowing you’re going to die’, he said, softly, as he tightened the iron manacles. ‘Horror is realizing you aren’t going to die soon enough.'”

13.   “Dan’s time machine was complete, but there was a slight glitch. Dan’s time machine was complete, but there was a slight glitch.”

14.   “You hear your mom calling you into the kitchen. As you are heading down the stairs you hear a whisper from the closet saying ‘Don’t go down there honey, I heard it too.'”

15.   “Day 312. Internet still not working.”