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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Horror Autobiography

Horror Autobiography

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Phantom Captain
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2 years ago

Well then...

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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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A Pop-Up Horror

A Pop-Up Horror

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lilly nyangweso
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2 years 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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Hearing Into Future

Hearing Into Future

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Ale_Vidal23
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2 years ago

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

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#4

Monster In A Closet

Monster In A Closet

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

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

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#5

The Horrors Of Uber

The Horrors Of Uber

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TheExtremeSmell
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2 years 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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#6

Midnight Discomforts

Midnight Discomforts

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Sadie Shapiro
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2 years ago

OH GOD NO

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#7

Somebody's There

Somebody's There

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HANS
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2 years ago

She replied, "I know".

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#8

Shivers Down Your Spine

Shivers Down Your Spine

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Miss_Issy
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2 years ago

Divorce is hopefully inevitable

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#9

Short But Powerful Horror Story

Short But Powerful Horror Story

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N
Community Member
2 years ago

well, this is fun!

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#10

A Scythe For Protection

A Scythe For Protection

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

one of the best...

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#11

Biblical Horrors

Biblical Horrors

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Jennifer Evans
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2 years ago

Perspective

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#12

Creepy Stalker

Creepy Stalker

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María Hermida
Community Member
2 years ago

THIS is absolutely creepy!

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#13

The Woods Are Full Of Horrors

The Woods Are Full Of Horrors

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Leo Sun
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#14

Take Your Meds

Take Your Meds

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Daria Z
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2 years ago

Awww :(((

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#15

Fade Into Oblivion

Fade Into Oblivion

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
2 years ago

nah, that was thanos for sure, pure coincidence

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#16

Life After Death

Life After Death

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Falcon
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2 years ago

A teaser trailer? 😏

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#17

Perfecting The Handwriting

Perfecting The Handwriting

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Dani
Community Member
2 years ago

This one's good.

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#18

Drawing The X

Drawing The X

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Rowlie
Community Member
2 years 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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#19

Alien Horror

Alien Horror

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Dann999
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#20

Fishing Story

Fishing Story

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Jocelyn
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2 years ago

I laughed too hard at this

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#21

Deep Dark Secrets

Deep Dark Secrets

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Farid Adiyanto
Community Member
2 years ago

hannibal lecter

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#22

Disabling The Security

Disabling The Security

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

somewhere, this is really happening

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#23

Double-Sided Horror

Double-Sided Horror

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Flameclaw
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#24

Living Dead

Living Dead

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

Pet Sematary

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#25

Life Flashing By

Life Flashing By

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Dana
Community Member
2 years ago

That is really sad!!

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#26

Alien Entity

Alien Entity

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Catherine Eugenio
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2 years ago

This is funny

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#27

Short Horror Story

Short Horror Story

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Khairul Syazwan
Community Member
2 years ago

wow this is dark

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#28

Real Life Horror

Real Life Horror

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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

True horror

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#29

Out In Space

Out In Space

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Dani
Community Member
2 years ago

O __ O

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#30

Scrambled Words

Scrambled Words

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Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
2 years ago

I understand, but I don't really get it

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