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What are the best short scary stories on HubPages?

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hey y'all!
    I'm looking for short scary stories to feature in this October's Fascinating Fiction podcasts- either to be read by myself or (ideally) by the author.  They need to be fictional, relatively short (in just one Hub, especially), be free of grammatical mistakes and typos, and be free of pixelated or illegally used images.  Do you have any suggestions for me? I'd love to see them!

    1. Hyphenbird profile image94
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, I don't know. But you inspired me to write one. I will have it finished tomorrow and will send you an email. It currently is 1,321 words. I try to keep mine at least 2,000 words. Is that too long?

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, goody! Thanks Hyphenbird!!! I don't think that'll be too long. I'm really looking forward to this!

        1. Hyphenbird profile image94
          Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Okay. Here is the link to my scary story. I am kind of like Alfred Hitchcock, the buildup is the fingernail biting part. I hope you like it.
          http://hyphenbird.hubpages.com/hub/Sharons-Gift

          1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
            FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            This story also reads like a Twlight Zone episode crossed paths with Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  I wish I could think it would never happen in real life, but well, there is a black market and people do get desperate. It's the relationship of the people that creates the bizarre aspect.

    2. Greek One profile image78
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      All my hubs are 'frighteningly good'... does that count?

      tongue

    3. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Here's a story I posted recently - not really sure if it truly is scary - but the situation is a little scary until the end *grin*

      http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Short-Story-Abduction

    4. Marcy-Lipton profile image60
      Marcy-Liptonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      here is a good scary and yet somewhat comical story about a mobster a kid and a ghost. I hope you enjoy:

      http://marcy-lipton.hubpages.com/hub/mo … and-ghosts

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Well, for what my contribution is worth (not much).... smile

    http://paradigmsearch.hubpages.com/hub/ … other-side

    And it's not that scary.

    And you get to be the reader. smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's not so scary as it is... AWESOME!!!  I love this, paradigmsearch!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Simone. smile

  3. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    I think the hubber, Lesleysherwood did one. I haven't read any other. I was thinking of writing a Halloween story but not sure how to gauge my imagination for HP. I tend to get too much into my stories and might get into trouble.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'll have to poke around Lesleysherwood's Hubs then. Thanks for the recommendation! And hey, you should totally write one! Scary stories are dreadfully fun.

  4. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Well I wrote one about a how to change a light fixture - does that count?  Just think of all those wires hanging down, just waiting to BITE you! smile

    Best I can offer is a (supposedly) funny hub obout a first camping trip.  Based on a true story, it is somewhat embellished and thereby fictional.

    http://wilderness.hubpages.com/hub/a-ca … n-virginia

    If it's not what you are looking for (and it doesn't really sound like it is to me), that's OK.  I haven't written either scary hubs or fictional stories.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, changing light fixtures can be scary indeed! And I'll have to have a look at this camping Hub- whether it's perfect for FF or not, I'm a big fan of outdoorsy stories, especially embellished ones!

  5. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Invasion of the Glowing Green Cats

    http://paradigmsearch.hubpages.com/hub/Glow-Cats

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      @Simone

      I've made some more changes to it. Is humor-scary allowed? smile smile smile

      1. Hyphenbird profile image94
        Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, paradigmsearch! That sounds like fun. I am going to read it right now.

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!!!  Oh, this is a must. I mean... glowing green cats... AND humor??? What's not to love there??

  6. MelissaBarrett profile image61
    MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago

    I wrote one on ghosthunting...  not really scary (unless you count the fact that it is essentially a true story and that both of us are responsible for raising children)

    http://melissabarrett.hubpages.com/hub/ … t-Virginia

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yeah, I remember this one!!  I think it's awesome!! I'd never have the guts to go ghost hunting like you did, hahaa!

  7. mckbirdbks profile image89
    mckbirdbksposted 5 years ago
    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image85
      crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I won't post my links but I have a lot of spooky stories posted on my hubs.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'll have a look! Thanks!

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh my word!!  That's a good one indeed!!

    3. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      yes, I'd say that fits the definition of scary story.

  8. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    You've already seen mine, but I will post it here anyway wink

    Scary Halloween Campfire Tales: The Legend of Oomak

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, love it!

  9. Rosemay50 profile image80
    Rosemay50posted 5 years ago

    Do horror stories in poetic form count ?
    I had fun with this one
    http://rosemay50.hubpages.com/hub/Terror-of-the-Night

    I do have a story in mind, a true one. So I'll have to get to

    1. Hyphenbird profile image94
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is really good Rosemay. Who would have figured we all have a creepy writer lurking within?!

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What a neat poem! And I'm really intrigued by this *true* scary story.... I love those!

  10. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Well, I've bee thinking about having a Hub-loween Horror Story challenge similar to one I proposed for Christmas tales, so perhaps it might work well for your purposes.  I think fiction writers here deserve some exposure here occasionally, even if we make neither us or HP much money on the tales.  smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Actually Randy Godwin... you might be quite pleased by some stuff we have in the works! More on that soon....... big_smile

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I certainly hope you are correct, Simone.  Yesterday was among my worst days ever for earnings on HP.  Nowhere to go but up! I would enjoy doing a little creative work for a change, even with my awkward writing style.  smile

  11. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    what about a summary of a blind date who was not what she described?

    She certainly scared the hell out of me

  12. LABrashear profile image60
    LABrashearposted 5 years ago

    Hi Simone-

    Hyphenbird told me to stop by and submit a link.  I love scary stories, so I am going to have to check out all the stories submitted.

    I have two possibilities. 
    http://labrashear.hubpages.com/hub/Insi … nt-6378258
    and
    http://labrashear.hubpages.com/hub/Shadows_short_story

    Thanks!
    LABrashear

  13. WillStarr profile image86
    WillStarrposted 5 years ago
  14. saddlerider1 profile image59
    saddlerider1posted 5 years ago

    Maybe you want to try this one on for size?

    http://saddlerider1.hubpages.com/hub/Ma … -the-Night

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      very gory and great for Halloween

  15. Rosemay50 profile image80
    Rosemay50posted 5 years ago

    Hi Simone

    Here is a new one I've just published
    http://rosemay50.hubpages.com/hub/Horse … ging-Wives

    Now to go and ead the others, that'll be me glued to my chair for the day.

  16. WillStarr profile image86
    WillStarrposted 5 years ago

    Hi Simone

    I've been asked to submit another, if that's OK... :

    http://willstarr.hubpages.com/hub/Weste … nt-6395775

  17. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    Well, Simone, you may have all you need here, but this thread inspired me to try my hand at it!  A first for me to publish a short story.  smile

    http://aficionada.hubpages.com/hub/Shad … tion-story

 
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