Short Stories

shhh. shhh.

Sarah keeps having nightmares. More than normal for kids her age. Sarah runs. She runs and runs down an alley, chased by the same monster that haunts her in all her other nightmares. It's a humanoid figure, its skin entirely covered in black marker, as if it tried to scratch…


Predictive Power

[BEGIN SIMULATION] Minister, you are the devil. We know about The Predicting Machine. You spy on us and use our private info to "predict" what we'll do. You've jailed kids for crimes the Machine says they will commit. You've waged wars against nations the Machine says will be a threat.…


Slightly Intoxicated Batman

Writing Prompt: Explain the importance of growing up with both parents like I am Robin and you are a slightly intoxicated Batman. Robin, not now. Just give me some space, okay? Alfred, get me some scotch. Tonight's case just... hit a little too close to home for me today. Thanks…


Delayed Reaction

When I was a small child, an old man spontaneously bled out to death before my eyes. . . . When I was 10, I burnt my hand by unwittingly leaning on a stove for five minutes. When I was 15, the bruises my bullies gave me only appeared two days later. When…


Cutting Edge Science

They're after me. When they catch me, they'll bring me back to be torn up, tortured, and tested. I can't let myself die that way. Not again. Originally posted on /r/ShortScaryStories…