Seven months ago, a Reddit user asked a simple question: "What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences?" The response was deafening and blood curdling, and the conversation is just starting to go viral.
The terror contained in these stories is different than the gross-out horror most blockbusters go for. These stories showcase a more subtle, creepier kind of fear, the kind we only feel when something is just teetering on the threshold of threatening. The incredible inventiveness of these lines also vindicate Twitter-style writing, which many critics have claimed is simply too restrictive to allow users to express complex thoughts.
The following stories are sure to get your skin crawling during your afternoon lull this Friday. Thank God for fluorescent lighting.
The last thing I saw was my alarm clock flashing 12:07 before she pushed her long rotting nails through my chest, her other hand muffling my screams. I sat bolt upright, relieved it was only a dream, but as I saw my alarm clock read 12:06, I heard my closet door creak open.
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