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    Shortest Possible Horror Stories

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Simpson17866, Feb 28, 2014.

    I blame @GingerCoffee for posting this, because now I want to know what the writers here can do with 2 sentences or not much more.

    I'm going to start with:

    I asked my wife, "Did you hear that the Tiger Tiger Arsonist killed another family last night?" She answered, "God, I wish they'd start calling me something else."

    I got out of bed and opened the door to go to the bathroom. When I opened the door again to go back to bed, there was only a reverse copy of the bathroom on the other side.

    I opened the door to let a family of three into my funeral parlor. Before I could do anything else, they climbed into 3 of the caskets and shot themselves.

    As I tucked my son into bed, I handed him a stuffed dinosaur so that he wouldn't be afraid of any "monsters." I closed his door, walked down the stairs, and found pieces of that very same toy scattered across the floor.

    On the 14th, I asked the nurse when I would be allowed to get out of bed, and she answered "On the 15th." On the 15th, I asked the same nurse if I could get out of bed, and she answered, "I already told you, not until the 16th."

    My phone rang and I answered, but the person on the other end hung up without saying anything. I re-dialed, and another phone in my pocket started ringing.

    When the police arrested me, they said I had decapitated Judge Reinhardt. Judge Reinhardt heard their case and sentenced me to death.
     
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    Monday morning.

    School.
     
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    Elsie scratched at the bulge that had risen on her neck overnight. Pimple, she thought until a crackling under her fingers of skin shifting, and through a blur of nape curls she saw her boyfriend, Scott behind her crouching to put on a c.d.
     
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    The beautiful illustrations in the book, "What to Expect when Expecting", raised Lenore's excitement to blissful ecstasy, that is until she read when quickening should happen. She'd been feeling the baby moving, kick-in-the-gut moving, since the 4th week.

    Kind of cliché I know but consider it practice. :)
     
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    The air bags saved the drivers life. They said when they inflate mine, my legs will fall from my torso.

    It was a rainy day and the mall was crowded. I looked down just in time to see my sandaled foot begin to disappear under the escalator.

    The constant pounding made it hard for my numb legs to stay in the stirrups. I wish I was riding a horse and not at the doctor's office.

    Grit hit my tongue as my teeth were held against the curb.
     
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    "I have been wanting to ask you this since the moment we met, I've known since our first words together, I want to spend my life making you happy. Will you marry me?"

    "Yes"
     
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    I woke in a cold sweat, but fine fibers whipped around me whispering of oblivion. I vainly tried to scream as I sank back into endless nightmare.
     
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    Boo!
     
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    I suddenly woke up, the smell of perfectly roasted pork filling my nostrils.
    The Inquisitor grinned, basking in the cheers of the crowd.
     
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    "Honey."
    "Yes?"
    "I'm pregnant."
     
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    It began with a nasty deep cut in my foot at the beach. Three days later, those two dread words: necrotizing fasciitis.
     
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    I watched a video of Stephen King, and he told what he thought the scariest story he had ever heard was. I'll try to paraphrase.

    A man sits in a room with four walls, a floor, a ceiling, and a locked door. He believes he is the last person on Earth, when he hears a knock on the door.
     
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    If I might take the liberty to rewrite this....

    "It was just a stupid cut on my foot at the beach, no big deal," I pleaded with the doctor.
    "I'm sorry Mr Cog, the leg has to come off, but we'll try to save the pelvis."
     
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    Here are some I've heard before:

    "The last man on earth sat in his house. Then, there was a knock at the door."

    "You hear your mother calling you from downstairs. As you leave your room, you see your mother cowering at the top of the stairs. 'Don't go down,' she says. 'I heard her too.'"
     
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    They shut down all live sustaining machines. The room was getting cold. Then suddendly his voice came from the radio: "Where am I? Where am I?". I looked at the corpse, stumbling backwards I ripped the radio cable out of the wall. I ran, and never returned to the place.
     
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    Kathy woke up with a parched throat, and shifted gingerly out of Hank's embrace so as to not wake him. She was in the kitchen when the back door creaked open and Hank entered, still wearing his wrinkled scrubs from being on call, "Babe, you're up late...what's the matter?"
     
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    Panic flows through me as I stare at my daily planner. Today is the day of my colonoscopy.
     
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    I threw all of the mirrors out of my house. Why haven't the reflections gone away yet?
     
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    I woke up with my wife in bed....She's been dead and buried for two years.
     
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    The pile of small bones I'd left behind in the bowl of stew shifted as I collected the last few drops of liquid into the spoon and raised it to my mouth. I stopped midway, dropped the spoon and screamed! Cows don't have fingers.
     
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    I grabbed ahold of the thin white worm and began to pull. I could feel its body begin to slide through my entire leg.
     
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    "I want my mommy!" She screamed at the top of her lungs.

    "You can have your mom," he said wiping his mouth, " when we finish your brother. Now pass me a leg."
     
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    Airlock behind me and the thing crouched low in front. No choice. Fuck-it. Airlock, it is.
     
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