There's an urban legend saying that the famous "For sale, Baby shoes, Never worn" story by Ernest Hemingway came from a $10 bet. Supposedly, he made it during lunch with some other writers to prove that he could create a novel in just six words. After penning the famous line on a napkin, he passed it around the table and pocketed his winnings. At least that's the popular version. Whether it's true or not, the average person is no Hemingway, so we need a few more words to scribble a captivating tale. And a subreddit called r/TwoSentenceHorror seems to have found the perfect limit. Two sentences. It's still short so readers get through the submissions really fast, yet it's vague enough to give the writers space to work with. Turns out, quite a few Internet users have dark thoughts and the ability to express them. That, or Stephen King made a lot of reddit accounts.

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Phantom Captain 2 months ago

Well then...

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And since we've mentioned Stephen King, the master of horror believes there are three types of terror: "The Gross-out: the sight of a severed head tumbling down a flight of stairs, it's when the lights go out and something green and slimy splatters against your arm. The Horror: the unnatural, spiders the size of bears, the dead waking up and walking around, it's when the lights go out and something with claws grabs you by the arm. And the last and worse one: Terror, when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute. It's when the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you feel its breath against your ear, but when you turn around, there's nothing there...”

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lilly nyangweso 2 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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To be effective in all of these three fields, an author, according to R.L. Stine, has to get inside their narrator's head. If we're seeing through the eyes of a character in a scary situation, we start to feel like we are in a scary situation. "There’s no formula," he told AdWeek. "I think you have to create a very close point of view. You have to be in the eyes of the narrator. Everything that happens, all the smells, all the sounds; then your reader starts to identify with that character and that’s what makes something really scary."

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Ale_Vidal23 2 months ago

it's the final countdown!!! dududun dun!!

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

oh man...now I want to know more about this story

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TheExtremeSmell 2 months ago

I mean wasn’t there just a case where someone got into a car thinking it was their Uber and was killed or something?

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Sadie Shapiro 2 months ago

OH GOD NO

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HANS 2 months ago

She replied, "I know".

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Miss_Issy 2 months ago

Divorce is hopefully inevitable

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N 2 months ago

well, this is fun!

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ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

one of the best...

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Jennifer Evans 2 months ago

Perspective

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María Hermida 2 months ago

THIS is absolutely creepy!

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Leo Sun 2 months ago

It is not scary at all — it is very cute! <3

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Daria Z 2 months ago

Awww :(((

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Ale_Vidal23 2 months ago

nah, that was thanos for sure, pure coincidence

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Falcon 2 months ago

A teaser trailer? 😏

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Dani 2 months ago

This one's good.

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Rowlie 2 months ago

It's freezing and dark, the constant movement is making me naseous, everything hurts, I'm lonely and scared. I wish I didnt' ask for my ashes to be spread into the ocean

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Dann999 2 months ago

think positive. self pregnant. some reptile can do that. oh wait, that’s even scarier..

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Jocelyn 2 months ago

I laughed too hard at this

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Farid Adiyanto 2 months ago

hannibal lecter

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

somewhere, this is really happening

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Flameclaw 2 months ago

Noooooooooooo......... The horror.............

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

Pet Sematary

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Dana 2 months ago

That is really sad!!

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Catherine Eugenio 2 months ago

This is funny

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Khairul Syazwan 2 months ago

wow this is dark

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Nini Meow 2 months ago

True horror

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Dani 2 months ago

O __ O

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Giorgio Prodoti 2 months ago

I understand, but I don't really get it

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