20 Horrifying, Super Short Horror Stories That Will Make You Lock Your Doors Tonight

Flickr, Jon Solomon
Flickr, Jon Solomon

I peeked outside. The pizza delivery guy is at the door, but I didn’t order a pizza — and definitely not from someone wearing a pig mask.

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My mother has been screaming at the front door for hours now. She’s not happy that I killed her with my bare hands.

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I have a friend named Charlie. I’m playing at his house but it’s cold down here in the basement, I wonder when Charlie will let me go home.

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If you get scared at night, don’t keep your eyes closed for too long. There’s a reason you’re scared, and now you can’t see it approach.

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I used a Ouija board yesterday, but I only asked one question and put it away. I got my answer today — written in blood on my ceiling.

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The wailing from the baby monitor just won’t stop. Problem is, my daughter is with her mother this weekend… over 200 miles away.

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Grandpa died smoking a cigar in his favorite chair. We got a new one but from the ash marks he leaves behind he has a new favorite chair.

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My husband woke me up by kissing my cheek when he got home late. This morning I checked my phone — he stayed with a friend last night.

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I like to sing in the shower sometimes. When I got out of the last one, the fogged-up mirror read “YOU HAVE A LOVELY VOICE” — I live alone.

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My wife just ran in to ask me if I was okay because she could hear my terrible coughing fit from across the house. I wasn’t coughing.

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The upstairs neighbors are awfully noisy. I told my landlord… it’s been vacant for months.

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For sale: like-new engagement ring, barely worn, came right off her finger. Finger also for sale for the right offer.

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I had a dream that a man was watching me sleep from outside my bedroom window. When I woke up, I found footprints… inside, next to my bed.

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My TV keeps turning on by itself. It’s annoying, but what’s more worrisome is how it only shows footage of me standing in my living room.

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My girlfriend is scared of horror movies. They make her paranoid, which can be tricky when I’m watching her through her living room window.

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I found a new bottle of my best friend’s favorite scotch on the kitchen counter today. He died in a drunk driving accident six years ago.

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It’s nice that my grandmother calls to check on me, but if she wants to communicate from the other side I wish she wouldn’t scream so much.

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My boyfriend has a collection he’s very proud of. He never told me that he’s been collecting souvenirs from the girlfriends he murdered.

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I have a recurring dream I’m murdered by a man I’d never met. I thought it was stupid until I went on a blind date and saw him at the table.

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My mom told me she had the best time playing with my little sister today. My sister went missing in 2002 — they found her body in 2006. TC mark

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