I Scared Myself Writing These Shorts

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Writing my daily “10 Ideas A Day” thanks to James Altucher, I ended up writing scary shorts.

When I was done, I calmed myself with cute kitty videos and fluffy Overwatch fan-fiction.

Here are my creepy shorts.

1. Grandma

2. Attic

3. The Dolls

An hour later, I hear her little dolls’ shoes again.

I checked her room. She’s fast asleep.

The dolls were gone.

4. How Many?

Then the shadows appeared.

5. The New Kid

The school librarian knew him. She showed me his picture in an old school yearbook.

He committed suicide in that basement. In 1955.

6. The Woods

The falling leaves screamed.

7. Spider-Man

He’s staring at me right now with his beady black eyes.

He looks hungry.


8. Ghosts

I only laughed some more until a ghost whispered into my ear, “You’re next.”

9. Whip

Inside, both of us heard a man yelling at us and a whip cracked. We stormed out of the house and ran through the old cotton field. Something hit me from behind and I fell. I didn’t think nothing of it and kept on moving.

We didn’t talk about that dare for a year.

My sister finally confessed a ghostly white man was chasing us through the field that night.

I showed her the whip scar he gave me on my back.

10. Smiling Goats

11. The Garden Gnomes

One night, I slept over at my aunt’s place and woke up to a gnome staring at me from a window. An eerie smile formed on its face and it cracked the window with its head.

I ran like hell out of that room. My aunt never understood what happened, no matter how many clear explanations my 10-year-old self could explain to her.

That was 20 years ago. I never returned to that house, but my aunt always visited me.

One day, she stopped visiting. She died from “natural causes” in her sleep.

When the family was cleaning up her house, they realized the gnomes were gone.

To this day, people keep reporting garden gnomes sightings all over that neighborhood.

Two Fun Facts About These Shorts:

  1. I own a couple of nice garden gnomes. They don’t run around busting windows and scaring little children though. ;-)

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