Reddit recently asked their users, "What's the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences?" And their responses were terrifying! Who knew we could be so scared by such small stories? It's absolutely brilliant and here are a few of our favorites.
I just saw my reflection blink. -marino1310
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.” - justAnotherMuffledVo
The doctors told the amputee he might experience a phantom limb from time to time. Nobody prepared him for the moments though, when he felt cold fingers brush across his phantom hand. -Gagege
What an absolutely fantastic writing exercise. There's tons more over at AskReddit, though we're not sure if the blinking reflection can be topped. *Shudder*.
Illustration by Stephen Gammell from Truly Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark.