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Two Sentence Nightmares (Short Stories to Stay Awake By)

John loves to read, especially crime, fantasy, psychological thrillers, and sci-fi novels. He also writes poetry and short fiction.

Creepy girls hovering, unsupported against the wall

Creepy girls hovering, unsupported against the wall

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About This Hub

This hub is a collection of short, two sentence horror stories. It is a compilation of a few stories I read previously and found quite scary (changing only slightly) and stories I have written especially for this hub (about 50/50). I have tried to include creepy images to help add to the spooky atmosphere.

Knock, knock, knocking!

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

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It's Me Calling.

I answered my ringing cell phone to hear a familiar voice crying, "Help me, help me!" and then hang up. I stared in shock at the caller ID of my name and number, and realized the voice had been my own.

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Who's Sleeping in My Bed?

I started tucking him into bed and he asks meekly,"Daddy, please check for monsters under my bed." I look underneath to put him at ease and see him, another him, staring back at me shaking and whispering, "Daddy, there's somebody on my bed!"

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The Silent Scream.

She opened her mouth to scream but no sound escaped. The huge spider exited slowly from between her quivering lips and crawled across her chest.

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Not So Pleasant Dreams

I was in the middle of a pleasant dream when the sound of hammering woke me. After that I could barely hear the muffled sound of dirt being shovelled onto the coffin over my own screams.

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Blow Out the Candles

"Happy Birthday to you.." the crowd began to sing as Nathan smiled and bent to blow out the candles. His wish was interrupted as an explosion levelled the office building and everyone with it.

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Please Don't Cry

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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The Doll

Her abuser gasped in pain as a massive heart attack racked his body. Amy removed the hat pin from the chest of the small rag doll and preceded to insert it between the eyes.

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Shut That Door!

I woke up to notice my bedroom door ajar again. In all the years that I've lived alone in this house, I swear to God I've closed more doors than I've opened.

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Cat's Eyes

I thought my cat had a staring problem - his eyes always seemed fixated on my face. Then one day I realised that he was looking at something else - just behind me.

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Catch of the Day

Within minutes of Tom cutting the outboard motor and throwing in his line, something huge hit the hook. The empty upturned hull of the dinghy was found two days later - no sign of life - just a greasy slick covering the surface of the lake.

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11.08pm

The last thing I saw was my alarm clock flashing 11.08pm before her long chiselled nails pierced my chest, and her fangs sank deep into my throat. I sat bolt upright, relieved it was only a dream, but as I saw my alarm clock read 11.07 I heard the closet door creak open.

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