For our final post in our spooky series, we challenged our authors to write 50 word or shorter scary stories. Let's see what they came up with!
I huddled in the ramshackle farmhouse, feet on the laptop power brick for warmth and my two dogs fully asleep beside me. Suddenly they simultaneously jerked awake, eyes fixed on the doorway. Both tracked in perfect synchronization slowly across the room, and then their eyes moved together up the stairs. After watching upstairs for a few moments, they simultaneously relaxed.
True story. We demolished that house.
Laura VanArendonk Baugh
In the darkness, she avoided looking into the mirror. Who knew what unseen things lurked inside? Thus, she did not perceive the ghostly hands reaching out until it was too late.... She beat upon the glass as her reflection abandoned her without a backward glance at the mirror: her prison.
Jenelle Leanne Schmidt
The young writer was going to do it. She was two hundred words and two hours from meeting her hard deadline. The word flew from her fingers and into the computer. there was no way she could fail. And then . . .
C. O. Bonham
Trudging home by the full moon’s light, you hear a twig snap. You glance up. A large, dark shape approaches. Sharp fangs. Thick fur. A deep growl. A scream scrapes your throat. Kicking up mud and fallen leaves, you run for your life. Then a rock snags your foot...
Readers, tell us how your story ends in the comments!
The Night Lily bloomed once a century. Jane quivered on the greenhouse bench, afraid to blink and miss the moment.
In the moonlight, the bud split open, and pink petals unfurled.
Needle-sharp teeth glistened. A forked tongue flicked from the center of the flower, accompanied by an ungodly hiss.
H. L. Burke
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