27 Short Horror Stories To Scare The Life Out Of You

27 Short Horror Stories To Scare The Life Out Of You

Short horror Stories can be thrilling and so many people delight in reading them, but here I bring you 27 short horror stories that will scare the life out of you and yet each one is just a few words.

Only a handful of these short horror stories are mine while the rest are actually part of books published by other authors like me. Some I know well, but other I do not.

Think you got the stomach for a shocker? Well, let’s take a dive down this tunnel of short horror stories and we’ll see where you stand in the end.


27 Short Horror Stories To Scare The Life Out Of You

Let’s begin with one of mine now and then work our way to the bottom.

Short Story 1: Child Wolf

It was a full moon when the leader of the wolf pack emerged from the den, sniffing the air and looking around for signs of danger but saw none. With a quick leap, he was out of the den and into the open, trotting quickly towards the far hills were a good kill was sure to be had. Six other wolves emerged quickly to follow and three of them ran on their two hind legs to catch up then went down on all fours like the rest of the wolves. Together, the pack continued on towards the hills.

Watching from his hiding place in the nearby rocks, the hunter suddenly realized that the three members of the wolf pack that had been terrorizing the village for two weeks were grown, human children.

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Short Story 2: The Last Man

The last man on earth was sitting quietly that morning drinking a cup of coffee. But suddenly, there was a knock on the door.

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Short Story 3: The Father’s Fear

I had just put my daughter in her bed and tucked in for the night with a kiss.
“Daddy, can you check under my bed for monsters?”
I bent down and checked only to find my daughter there fearfully whispering, “Daddy there is someone in my bed.”

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Short Story 4: The Computer God

A group of smart scientists had finally succeeded in creating the ultimate computer that could answer anything.
The first question they asked it was thus;
“Is there a God?”
“There is one now,” replied the computer.
Lightning suddenly struck the power cables and the computer could not be controlled again.

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Short Story 5: The Screaming Girl

My daughter just won’t stop crying and screaming in the middle of the night. I visit her grave each day to ask her to stop, but it does not help.

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Short Story 6: The Nightmare

The last thing is saw was my alarm clock flashing 12:15 before she pushed her long rotting nails through my chest, her other hand muffling my screams. I sat bolt upright, relived it was only a dream, but as I saw my clock flash 12:15, I heard my closet door crack open.

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Short Story 7: The Laughter

There’s nothing quite as liberating as the laughter of babe,. Except its 1 a.m and you are home alone.

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Short Story 8: The Family Reunion 

Tired after working a hard day, I returned home to find my girlfriend cradling our child. I didn’t know which was more horrifying, seeing my dead girlfriend and stillborn child or knowing someone had broken into my house to place them there.

Short Story 9: The Call

A girl heard her mother call her name from downstairs so she got up and started to head down. As she reached the head of the stairs, her mother pulled her into her and said. “I heard that too.”

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Short Story 10: The Midnight Knocking 

I woke up to hear knocking of metal on glass. At first, I thought it was the window until I heard it come from the mirror again.

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Short Story 11: So Lonely

I can’t move, breath, hear or speak and it’s so dark all the time. If I had known it would be this lonely I would have been cremated instead.

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Short Story 12: The Light Bulb

Laura wondered why she was casting two shadows. After all, there was only one light bulb.

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Short Story 13: The Doll

It sat on my shelf with thoughtless porcelain eyes and the prettiest dress I could find. Why did she have to born still?

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Short Story 14: The Divine Gift

My grandmother told me it was a divine gift to see the angel of death in front of someone’s house, to know that he would be collecting someone from there soon. I thought so too until the day I began to see it in. front of every house.

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Short Story 15: A Pleasant Dream

I was having the most pleasant dream when what sounded like hammering work me up. After that, I could barely hear the muffled sounds of dirt covering the coffin over my own screams.

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Short Story 16: The Waking Dream

“I can’t sleep,” she whispered, crawling into bed with me.
I woke up cold, clutching the dress she was buried in.

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Short Story 17: The Fear

Don’t ever be scared of the monsters, look for them. Look to your right, to your left, look under your bed, in your closet, behind your dresser, but never, never look up, she hates to be seen.

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Short Story 18: Common Mistakes

I slept beside my wife but awoke to the sound of frantic knocking outside my window only to look out and see my wife saying I had accidentally locked her out.

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Short Story 19: Nurse’s Note

Nurse Tina’s note read: Born 8 pounds, 12 ounces, 17 inches long, 32 fully formed teeth. Silent and always smiling.

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Short Story 20: The Lovely Skin

The longer I wore it, the more it grew on me. She had such lovely skin.


Short Story 21: The Strange Cat

I always thought my cat had a staring problem, she always seemed fixated on my face. Until one day, when I suddenly realized that she was always looking just behind me.

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Short Story 22: The Door

The door had been torn clean off from the inside only recently. The steel hinges had bent out of shape by the power of whoever did it and there were claw marks on the inside to show it was either a person or an animal. On the inside section of the door was the 120-year-old tomb of a man and it was now empty.

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Short Story 23: On The Force

Being the first to respond and arrive at the scene of a fatal car accident is always the most traumatic thing I see as a police officer. But today, when the crushed body of the little dead boy child strapped in his car seat opened his eyes and giggled at me when I tried to peel him out of the wreckage, I know knew that today would definitely be my last day on the force.

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Short Story 24: The Intruder 

My wife woke me up late last night to tell me that there was an intruder in the house. She was murdered by an intruder 2 weeks ago.


Short Story 26: The Warlock

Having the power to bring the dead back to life is something I have always loved. I especially love standing over their grave, listening to them struggling to get out.

Short Story 27: The Woman 

I walked into the Kitchen to find my wife weeping over the sink.
“Darling, what is wrong?” I asked. “Why are you crying?”
She turned slowly to face me with a bloody knife in her hand.
“I am crying because no matter what I do, you will still stay dead.

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And here is a bonus 

Short Story 28: The Deaf

When I started hearing again, I got into the habit of talking to myself to hear the sound of it. I stopped doing this yesterday after I started hearing replies to my conversation.

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Well, that’s about it with our ’27 Short Horror Stories To Scare The Life Out Of You. Got a comment? Of course, you do. Please feel free to use the comment box below. And hey, also feel free to share this with friends on social media.

Look out for my new book coming out anytime soon now. It’ll be here when it is and not before.

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