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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Dani 2 months ago

Well??? There's a story here!

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N 2 months ago

i like this one

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Daria Z 2 months ago

I think I've read or seen it already, somewhere...

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Augustine von Freiburg 2 months ago

I want a series of books based on this.... STAT!

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Kimberly Young 2 months ago

Nope

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Erzuq 2 months ago

This is a good one :)

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ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

Ahhhhhhh...!

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logical fallacy 2 months ago

That's interesting, because there's a couple of movies where this happens with 911, where basically the helper calls back, the invader notices the call and kills the 'last girl'. I'm very curious on what the official guidelines say.

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Pretty Pangolin 2 months ago

This one's sad bc it's reality based - Alzheimer's is way scarier than a zombie invasion.

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logical fallacy 2 months ago

well, touche

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Giorgio Prodoti 2 months ago

that's the most scary of all...

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ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

that's sad....

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BusLady 1 month ago

Wait, what happened to my other 2 wishes?

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JessG 2 months ago

Ok, this is just the book/movie "Warm Bodies"

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Elizabeth 2 months ago

this one is heartbreaking

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Trix 2 months ago

Lol, is it porn?

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Dani 2 months ago

I KNEW IT!

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Flame Phoenix 2 months ago

Nope nope nope nope nope

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Elizabeth 2 months ago

Time to renew the police restraining order, and get a really BIG dog

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Giorgio Prodoti 2 months ago

not so uncommon

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ravina nimje 2 months ago

Move out of that place

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Zoe's Mom 2 months ago

I had to read it twice before understanding it.

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Jocelyn 2 months ago

oH SHIT A TSUNAMI

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SacredPistachio 2 months ago

Well thats awkward...

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Ale_Vidal23 2 months ago

happy deathday i guess

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Martin 2 months ago

Stuck in a loop forever

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Serbob 2 months ago

Good idea. Bad delivery.

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Sadie Shapiro 2 months ago

That... that took a sharp turn...

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Zoe's Mom 2 months ago

There was a law series on TV when I was very young about a serial killer of women. When caught he said that they ALL TOLD HIM THAT THEY WOULD RATHER DIE THAN DATE HIM. I can't remember the name of the series but I always remembered that line.

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Martin 2 months ago

My favourite. Really creepy.

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Julie He 2 months ago

My interpretation is that the dog hurt a person that came to the door, so the owner is driving the dog to be put down for violent behavior. I'm crying.

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Jocelyn 2 months ago

Well fuck. Hope you dont get too attached then. How did u end up marrying an anti-vaxx chick anyways?

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ravina nimje 2 months ago

Stay away from Alexa and Siri

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Dani 2 months ago (edited)

Scary that this happens irl though

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BusLady 1 month ago

Fertility drugs gone wrong. Really wrong.

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nanashi 2 months ago

...garfield?

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Freya the Wanderer 2 months ago

Maybe he'd foreseen the election of President Trump.

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RacconLifeGirlie 2 months ago

Thank God he read it tho

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nanashi 2 months ago

sadly this is not just a horror story; it happened IRL too many times.

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Poonam Karekar 2 months ago

it makes me so sad that there are so many stories related to school shootings.

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N 2 months ago

I do not like this one, makes me uncomfortable

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Poonam Karekar 2 months ago

this is just so sad

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SBW71 2 months ago

Dang

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Hope Floats 2 months ago

This is very similar to what a suicide survivor said, who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge.... "As soon as Ilet go of the railings, I knew everything in my life was fixable'.. .. I wonder how many people have found themselves thinking exactly the same...

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PyroKitty 2 months ago

That might take a while

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N 2 months ago

huh?

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Hope Floats 2 months ago

Oh dear god... Sounds like a scene from the film Saw...

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