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 scary story 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 horror story. And a subreddit called r/TwoSentenceHorror seems to have found the perfect limit. Two sentence stories. 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. It 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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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

mood

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And since we've mentioned Stephen King, the master of creepy stories 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 worst 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
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1 year ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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To be effective in all of these real horror 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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Jocelyn
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1 year ago

Welp at least you know you should start writing your will!

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That grammar scares me more.........

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Dann999
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1 year ago

In Malaysia, there was some cases where taxi drivers just stop in front of where you’re standing and open the door for you. Saying they are your Grabcar driver.

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Sadie Shapiro
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1 year ago

OH GOD NO

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Ruth oro
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1 year ago

Oh so good!!!

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Miss_Issy
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1 year ago

Divorce is hopefully inevitable

Lavery Easter
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1 month ago

Right

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Daric Apai (Darquestar1)
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1 year ago

You live a long, happy life together and when the end comes he cannot bear to go on without you close so he has you buried at home, in the beautiful garden that he tends every day and stays with you until the day he can be with you.

Kiwi
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1 year ago

Ah! Thank you! I needed that!

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Lush Videos
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1 year ago

Plot twist: The AC was cranked up and they are a loving couple.

ツ_Itz_Your_Girl_ツ
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3 months ago

omg I hope so!

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Solita Kalaw
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1 year ago

This reminds me of a Johnny Depp movie, “Secret Window”. Spoiler alert: He killed his wife and buried her in the garden.

John Louis
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1 year ago

I really enjoyed growing up on a small farm I hope to see Farmer Brown real soon. Now myself and my fellow cows are going on, what I guess is a field trip to something called an abattoir.....

Kalliyan Nemeth
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11 months ago

They probably just live somewhere cold.

NJM
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1 year ago

Run!!

xXmonkey doodlesXx
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1 month ago

then you realized that it wasn't your husband

Candido Rodriguez
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1 month ago

and later her husband comes up to her and shows her a rectangle hole. and he says: "its perfectly six feet deep"

ツ_Itz_Your_Girl_ツ
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3 months ago

Oh god... It took me a second to realize what that meant. I was like, huh? Then I reread it and im like daaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmnnnnnnn

Avalei Hibdon
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3 months ago

oh god no

Jimin's Sunglasses
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4 months ago

welp someone's sure walking over mine now

Bella Maree
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6 months ago

oh my god

Prakash Khanal
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1 year ago

News read, a burglar broke into house, killed both women n her men, then burried them i the same garden, next to each other.

Teri Donovan
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1 year ago

Yikes

Calypso moon
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1 year ago

RESPECT THE DEAD

Tracy Wolfe
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1 year ago

Coming up roses.

mithril
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1 year ago

Husband asks: Would you like a bed of roses?

Taylor Stokes
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1 year ago

I’m getting shivers down my spine reading this

Jaguarundi
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1 year ago

I'm going to be cremated and added to an artificial reef. I get the shivers in waves.

tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Girl you better run!

Anggi Angkasa
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1 year ago

So in the future her house will become cemetery, hope their sell price is good

MJ
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1 year ago

You are right to shiver. He cut you up good, butchered you like a pig, and burried all 44 pieces of you in the yard. I first typed 47 parts, but I just remembered he's saving your ringfinger with the wedding and engagement ring, your heart and your head in the freezer, as tokens of his love for you... I don't write 2 sentence horror stories but freaky replies. How am I doing?!? Muahahahahaaaaaaaaaa...

Lilli
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1 year ago

I just got a shiver down my spine.

Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

As long as he isn't discussing plans to build an extension you have relatively little to worry about.

Freya the Wanderer
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1 year ago

The problem with being married is there are only two ways it can end - and both are UGLY.

Rachel Hamrick
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1 year ago

Snapped!!!

Nikki D
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1 year ago

Ooooh!

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N
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1 year ago

well, this is fun!

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

one of the best...

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Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
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1 year ago

wOAH

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Jocelyn
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1 year ago

WOAH buddy

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

when gym finally pays out without you even noticing it

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Daria Z
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1 year ago

Awww :(((

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

nah, that was thanos for sure, pure coincidence

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

guess who's going to hell

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Dani
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1 year ago

This one's good.

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Aaron W
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1 year ago

Officer has a dark sense of humor.

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Dann999
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1 year ago

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

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Jocelyn
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1 year ago

I laughed too hard at this

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Kostas
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1 year ago

wow. this one is good

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Catherine Eugenio
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1 year ago

I would pee my pants

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Flameclaw
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1 year ago

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

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

Pet Sematary

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ravina nimje
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1 year ago

That was deep.

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Catherine Eugenio
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1 year ago

This is funny

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Khairul Syazwan
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1 year ago

wow this is dark

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Nini Meow
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1 year ago

True horror

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Dani
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1 year ago

O __ O

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Chris Mugea
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1 year ago

This one is cool

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