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50 Creepy Two Sentence Horror Stories That Will Scare The Crap Out Of You

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I asked Creepy Catalog readers for their spookiest “I thought I was alone in the house” stories and they delivered. If your curious about the author of each story, they’re linked on the number next to it. Lock your doors people!!

1. “I held my son’s hand tightly as the cars whizzed past the sidewalk. “With any luck, they won’t find the rest of him,” I muttered to myself.”

2. “I was starving and lost in the woods until I found a hiker. Im full now, I just wished she hadn’t screamed so loud.”

3. “‘Daddy I can’t sleep” she said, and crawled under the sheets with me. In the morning I woke up freezing cold and clutching the dress she was buried in.”

4. “I arrived at the funeral a few minutes late. Nobody acknowledged me, and I figured out why when I looked into the casket and saw myself.”

5. “I had three seconds of sight left. I was fascinated by how much my brains resembled oatmeal, spattered on the concrete.”

6. “‘Please stop,” I whimpered as he fastened my other arm to the table, “if you let me go, I won’t tell anyone”. He looked up at me with a wicked smile “how do you think I got you? They gave you to me.'”

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

8. “As I walked up the driveway with my new friend, I introduced him to my dad. “What friend?!” he asked with bewilderment in his eyes.”

9. “I sat up from this horrible nightmare that a gruesome faced man was trying to get in my home, all of a sudden I heard my daughter screaming. I ran down the hall and she was hiding her face in the pillow screaming and crying and said “a man was watching me outside.'”

10. “I’ll hide you in my walls, your body will never be found! I’ll wear your skin as a suit, your friends will like you more than they used to.”

11. “She woke up to an unusual silence in their bedroom. She looked over as the thing that laid where her husband use to be rose from under the sheets.”

12. “I have never seen anything like it, the way it screamed and crawled towards me. This… This thing is suppose to be my little brother.”

13. “Im all alone during a storm when the power goes out. Lightning strikes and there is a man standing in my hallway with a knife.”

14. “I woke up to the sound of screams and the feel of immense heat surrounding me. Sobbing as the torture began again, I remembered hell wasn’t a made up place…”

15. “I kept calling my girlfriend the day they buried me. She wouldn’t answer.”

16. “My cat is asleep beside my computer in his favorite spot. I’ve buried him 10 times.”

17. “I’ve been scrubbing my hands non-stop for weeks. The blood just won’t come off.”

18. “I woke up to the smell of copper in the air. I had done it again.”

19. “I look at my clock its 3:15 as a rotting corpse pushes fingers into my stomach,i scream in relief its only a dream. looking at my clock it is 3:14 and my closet door creeks open”

20. “I see a face staring at me from my window. I live on the 3rd floor.”

21. “As she finally drifted off to sleep, she felt the cold, bony fingers caress her body. She prayed it was just a dream….”

22. “When she turned around, she saw her own self, dressed in different clothes. Her heart went into shock and the other self gently helped her to the floor as she died.”

23. “The cloven hoof prints were fresh. They were in sets of two, staggered like a man running.”

24. “I got a haunted doll in the mail today. If only I could find where she ran off too…”

25. “I hear my daughter cry, “Mommy I’m so cold, please let me in!” I shut the curtains, knowing she wont cry much longer in the snow.”

26. “I opened my front door to the frantic pounding of my next door neighbor. To my horror it was something that was wearing his skin…”

27. “The stew I was eating was delicious, and I wanted to give my husband a taste. That’s when I found his wedding ring in my bowl, still on his finger.”

28. “Every morning my husband tells me he loves me, I really wish he’d stop. I murdered him last year, but he still won’t leave me alone.”

29. “Outside my three year olds bedroom I hear her say, ” But Mommy, I don’t want to.” My voice replies, “All little girls stab their Daddies.'”

30. “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 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.”

31. “A smile of relief washed across his face even with his arm swallowed nearly to the elbow by the drain, and he said, ” I think I feel your ring!” I smiled too, and said,” Oh, that’s great, love…and I know about Vanessa,” as I flipped the disposal switch.”

32. “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.”

33. “The dog sits at my gate every morning and night when I leave and come home from work. Even after all this time she can still smell her owner’s blood on my hands.”

34. “I sat on my daughter’s bed and sang her favorite song before giving her a kiss on the cheek, just as I’ve done every night since she was a baby. When I was done and smiled down at her, she whispered “Mommy please stop, you’re dead.'”

35. “I’d been noticing it for months, that tiny lag in my reflection, not that anyone believed me. Today was different she didn’t even attempt to mimic me she stood there smiling, I think she wants to come out.”

36. “The girl pedaled quickly towards his car, droplets of water flying off her,leaving a trail on the sidewalk. He should have weighted down her body in the river, but as she came closer and the smell of rotten flesh overcame him, he realized it wouldn’t have mattered.”

37. “‘Oh don’t worry dear we’re glad to have you for diner.” They said smiling, as I lie bound and gagged on the floor while they took their last bite of lunch, my husband.”

38. “My kids were excited to tell me about the day they just had with their mother. My eyes watered as I pondered how to tell them she died this morning on the way to work.”

39. “After dating all through high school and college, our daughter’s boyfriend finally came by today to ask my husband and me for her hand.

We gave it to him, hoping that he’ll finally tell us where the rest of her is.”

40. “When I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of cracking, I am aware that it is her rigor mortis body snapping unto itself as she crawls down the hallway . I knew it was only a matter of time before she would seek her revenge.”

41. “My grandmother told me it was a gift to see the angel of death in front of people’s houses, to know he would be collecting someone there soon. I thought it was a gift too, until the day I began to see it in front of every house.”

42. “She felt the warmth of the sun as she smiled at him and promised, “I will follow you until the end of time.” When she opened her eyes, the pyre beneath her had begun to burn.”

43. “Audra looked across the table to smile warmly at the loving faces of her husband and children. “I do so enjoy our time together” she whispered as she gently placed each of their severed heads back into the refrigerator.”

44. “Through moon and fog, I run, branches whipping bare legs bloody, and race the hot breath, that burp of hell, against my nape. Closer, closer, until saliva spatters my skin, and the thing with teeth wraps me in its mouth.”

45. “The smell of my own charring flesh fills my nose as the muffler coughs out the it’s last dying gasps. My only hope is someone seeing my hand, that I’m hoping is still stuck in the guardrail above.”

46. “My daughter walked up to me asking, “Mommy, who is that man behind you?” I turned with an uneasy feeling, to find no-one standing there, looked back to tell her there was nothing there and there was nothing left but the teddy bear she was just holding covered in blood.”

47. “I used to love hearing those sounds; the bathroom door opening, my girlfriend playfully drumming her fingernails on the sink, and the flat screech of the shower curtain pulling back before she stepped in to join me. But hearing those drumming nails now, as I’m showering before bed on the night of her funeral, stirs up altogether new feelings.”

48. “The mirror had been left to me by my late aunts estate, stored in the attic and covered in paper. I stared at my reflection, feeling that something was…off…but not knowing what – when my reflection winked at me.”

49. “I breathe in the gas and count back from ten to get my tonsils removed. “Looks like little Timmy is finally going to get a new heart, and I get a new car.”, I hear the doctor say as I fall into the void.”

50. “I had often had a slightly irrational fear of being stalked or having someone show up in the backseat of my car after leaving a bad relationship , so I got a smaller car for sense of security. The day I stopped carrying pepper spray with my newfound courage, a soft breath tickled the hairs on my neck with a soft “found you.'” TC mark

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