Two Sentence Horror Stories

As I said in a previous post on Six Word Stories for Those Who Want to Write Better, if you want to write better, start by writing great stories in six words or less or, as in this case, in two sentences.

Here are a few of the two sentence horror stories featured at

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

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.”

In all of the time that I’ve lived alone in this house, I swear to God I’ve closed more doors than I’ve opened.

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.

The last thing I saw was my alarm clock flashing 12:07 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 12:06, I heard my closet door creak open.

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

There’s nothing like the laughter of a baby. Unless it’s 1 a.m. and you’re home alone.

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.

It’s interesting to see what some writers can do in two sentences: Some great horror in such few words!

Two Sentence Horror Stories

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